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Kendrick Jeru Davisknown as Jeru the Damaja born February 14,is an American rapper and Long Tall Sally - The Beatles - Live At The BBC - Disc 1 producer best known for his debut album, The Sun Rises in the Eastranked as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time by the editors of About.
Jeru the Damaja was born February 14,in BrooklynNew York, and spent his early years in the borough's East New York neighborhood, where he began rhyming at block parties as a youth. Davis first showcased his unique style to audiences on "I'm the Man", a track from Gang Starr 's album Daily Operation. Jeru responded lightly in the intro of the track "Me or the Papes" and also on the track "Black Cowboys". Davis followed up in with his second album, Wrath of the Mathagain produced solely by DJ Premier.
As on his first album, Jeru was critical of commercial hip-hop artists and the record labels that produced them such as Death Row Records and Bad Boy Entertainment ; the latter he criticized on the concept track "One Day". Jeru, however, has dismissed this and claimed that they wanted to go in different directions. Davis appeared semi-retired untilwhen he released his third album, Heroz4Hirereleased together with Mizmarvel, which was his first album under his then-newly created Know Savage Records.
It featured the single " His next album, Divine Designreleased inwas the first album under his new record label, Ashenafi Records. The album received little attention and mixed reviews. Original ". His album Still Rising was released on October 16, InJeru started to collaborate with drum and bass producers. He also collaborated with Group Home in for a song, "Guru" dedicated to the late rapper Guru. The next year, Jeru announced that he would be releasing a new record with production from '90s legends JuJu from the BeatnutsPete RockLarge Professor and old collaborator DJ Premier  but the album was not released.
Polish rap star OSTR also featured on it, and the album was a great success in Come Clean - Guru - Ill Kid Records , selling out in the first couple of days. In The Sun Rises in the East Come Clean - Guru - Ill Kid Records ranked as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time by the editors of About.
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