Kool Moe Dee Net Worth

Kool Moe Dee Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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Mohandas Dewese Wiki Biography

Mohandas Dewese is a New York City-born American rapper as well as an occasional actor. Born on 8 August 1962, under his stage name “Kool Moe Dee” he is widely noted for being the first rapper ever to perform at the Grammys while also being one of the first rappers to win one. One of the most popular rappers who gained his hype through late 70s until 90s, Kool has been active in his profession since 1976.

A widely popular Grammy winning rapper, one may wonder how rich is Kool Moe Dee? As estimated by sources, Kool Moe Dee counts his net worth at an amount of $500,000 in early 2016, his involvement in the music sector being the main source of income. Having released a total of six studio albums and several more compilation albums has managed to earn quite well for Kool Moe Dee over the years.

Kool Moe Dee Net Worth $500,000

Manhattan-raised Kool Moe Dee attended State University of New York at Old Westbury to earn a BA degree. In his teenage years, he started his career as a rapper as he met artists like Special K, LA Sunshine and DJ Easy Lee and formed a group named “Treacherous Three” – the group was signed to Enjoy Records in 1981. As a part of the group, Kool Moe Dee released songs like “Feel The Heart Beat”, “Action”, “The New Rap Language” and more. The song “The New Rap Language” made him noted for inventing the double time flow rapping technique which involved rapid sixteen-note rhythms. Also, as a part of this group Kool Moe Dee appeared in the movie “Beat Street”, all of which provided the base for his net worth.

In 1985 the Treacherous Three disbanded, and a year later, Kool Moe Dee initiated his solo career in music. His self-titled solo album was released and it went on to rank at #83 on Billboard. Until today, he has released a total of six solo albums including “How Ya Like Me Now”, “Knowledge Is King”, “Funke, Funke Wisdom”, “Interlude” among others. Kool Moe Dee is also noted for having a rivalry with another rapper, LL Cool J as he claimed that LL had stolen their rap styles and disrespected rappers like Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz. Of course, being a part of all these projects has added significantly to Kool Moe Dee’s riches over time.

In addition to releasing his own albums, Kool Moe Dee has also appeared in several other songs performed by other famous artists. Notably, he appeared in Will Smith’s movie “Wild Wild West” performing his song of the same title. He has also authored a book entitled “There’s A God On The Mic”, and has been hosting an internet hip hop talk show “SpitFire With Kool Moe Dee”. Including these, Kool Moe Dee has appeared in a total of 17 movies and television shows as an actor until today along with several appearances as himself.

As of now, Kool Moe Dee keeps his personal life very private, but meantime enjoys his career as an accomplished rapper and hip hop MC while his present net worth of $500,000 caters to his daily life.

Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthAugust 8, 1962
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, United States
ProfessionAmerican hip hop MC prominent, rapper
EducationState University of New York at Old Westbury
AwardsGrammy Award for Album of the Year (1990)
Record LabelsEnjoy Records, Sugar Hill Records
AlbumsHow Ya Like Me Now (1986), Knowledge Is King (1989), Funke Wisdom (1991), Old School Flava (1993), How Ya Like Me Now, Bad Boy Bill's Vocal Mix (1999)
Music GroupsTreacherous Three (1978 – 1994)
MoviesBeef, Crossroads, Graffiti Rock, The New Guy, “Wild Wild West”
TV ShowsSpitFire with Kool Mo Dee (2008), My Wife and Kids
1Usually wears sun glasses.
2Fast rapping
1Brother of Gamel Dewese.
2Author of the book "There's a God on the Mic", (which he also based his documentary of the same name). It lists, in his opinion, the fifty greatest hip-hop artists of all time, the top three being Tupac Shakur, Rakim, and Grandmaster Melle Mel.
3Participated in the first "battle rap" of all time in 1982 at The Harlem World in Manhattan, when he and fellow Treacherous Three member L.A. Sunshine went on stage after rapper Busy Bee had finished, and verbally attacked Busy Bee.
4Had a long "battle rap" feud with LL Cool J. Some of the songs where his "dissed" him were "How Ya Like Me Now" and "Let's Go" (which is featured on the Nightmare on Elm Street 5 and Boyz 'N Tha Hood soundtracks).
5Self-titled first album was released in 1986.
6Influential old-school rapper.
7Has not released an album since 1994's "Interlude".


Office Christmas Party2016writer: "Put The Boogie In Your Body" - as Mohandas Dewese
Barry2016/IIwriter: "At the Party", "Body Rock" - as Mohandas Dewese
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Iverson2014Documentary performer: "I Go to Work" / writer: "I Go to Work"
White Collar2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video Game writer: "Body Rock"
2005 Radio Music Awards2005TV Special writer: "Drop It on Me"
Love & Basketball2000performer: "I Go To Work" / writer: "I Go To Work" - as Mohandas Dawese
In Dark Places1997"Dancing With The Devil", "Animal Instinct", "Twisted Sister", "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Dancing With The Devil", "Animal Instinct", "Twisted Sister", "Let's Get It On"
Different for Girls1996performer: "Gimme My Props" / writer: "Gimme My Props" - as Mohandas Dewese
Rumpelstiltskin1995performer: "Look At Me Now" / writer: "Look At Me Now" - as M. Deweese
Losing Isaiah1995performer: "Gimme My Props"
Ghost in the Machine1993performer: "To the Beat Y'all" / writer: "To the Beat Y'all" - as Moe Dewese
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
Black to the Promised Land1992Documentary "Back on the Block"
Stay Tuned1992performer: "Bad Bad Bad"
Zebrahead1992performer: "Good Time" / writer: "Good Time" - as M. Dewese
Boyz n the Hood1991performer: "Let's Go" / producer: "Let's Go" / writer: "Let's Go"
Far Out Man1990performer: "Get The Picture" / writer: "Get The Picture" - as M. Dewese
Downtown1990performer: "I GO TO WORK" / writer: "I GO TO WORK"
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child1989performer: "LET'S GO"
Scrooged1988performer: "Get Up 'n' Dance" / producer: "Get Up 'n' Dance" - as M. Dewese / writer: "Get Up 'n' Dance" - as M. Dewese
Graffiti Rock1984TV Movie performer: "Graffiti Rock"
Beat Street1984writer: "Santa's Rap"


Everybody Hates Chris2006TV SeriesOld School Teacher
The New Guy2002Ted
Crossroads2002/IBar Owner (as Kool Mo Dee)
Totally Spies!2002TV SeriesReggie Willis
City Guys2001TV SeriesLeo
Out Kold2001Blackie
Nash Bridges2001TV SeriesMasta Blasta
Cypress Edge2000Agent Armstrong
Storm Trooper1998VideoDriver
Gang Related1997Lionel Hudd
Rhythm & Jam1993TV Mini-SeriesHost
Strapped1993TV MovieChaz (as Mohandas Deweese)
Beat Street1984The Treacherous Three (as Kool Mo Dee)


The Real Blonde1997misc crew
Zebrahead1992misc crew
Far Out Man1990misc crew
Scrooged1988misc crew


Behind the Rhyme2016TV Series executive producer pre-production
There's a God on the Mic2005Documentary producer


There's a God on the Mic2005Documentary


There's a God on the Mic2005Documentary


Rhythm & Jam1993TV Mini-Series


Behind the Rhyme2016TV Series pre-productionHimself - Host
Check the Rhyme2016DocumentaryHimself
Hip-Hop Evolution2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hip-Hop Evolution2016DocumentaryHimself
Bikini Body Conscious Living2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Support
2015 MTV Video Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Unsung2011-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012DocumentaryHimself
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHimself
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHimself
Q: The Man2009Video documentaryHimself
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2007TV MovieHimself
Letter to the President2005Video documentaryHimself - Recording Artist
There's a God on the Mic2005DocumentaryHimself
The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up2005Video documentaryHimself
My Wife and Kids2004TV SeriesHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Beef II2004Video documentaryHimself - Recording Artist
War on Wax: Rivalries in Hip-Hop2004VideoHimself
Beef2003DocumentaryHimself - Hip Hop Artist
1999 MTV Movie Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The Will Smith Music Video Collection1999Video documentaryHimself (segment "Wild Wild West")
HBO First Look1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988-1991TV SeriesHimself
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime1991TV Special documentaryHimself
Kool Moe Dee: Funke, Funke Wisdom1991VideoHimself
Soul Train1988-1990TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest / Himself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHimself
Parker Lewis Can't Lose1990TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1990TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1989TV SeriesHimself
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Graffiti Rock1984TV MovieHimself
Wild Style1983DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme2000DocumentaryHimself

Won Awards

2000ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Songs from Motion PicturesWild Wild West (1999)
2000Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Original SongWild Wild West (1999)

Nominated Awards

1990Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Original SongA Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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