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Roscoe (born David Williams in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a West Coast rapper from Hawthorne, California. He is also a younger brother of Tha Dogg Pound member Kurupt. Roscoe was only 15 when he rapped on his first track, Roscoe was introduced to the rap industry by his brother, Tha Dogg Pound MC and former Death Row Records associate Kurupt. A native of Philadelphia, Roscoe was ten years old when he flew to California to watch his brother lay down tracks for Tha Dogg Pound’s debut album Dogg Food. Inspired by what he saw, he soon began to regularly meet with Kurupt on the road and in the studio, soaking in the West Coast beats while practicing his rapping skills. Debuting on his brother’s Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha, producer Daz was impressed by the young MC and helped him put together his first mixtape, 2001’s When the Pain Inflict. Drawing favorable reviews from the underground circuit, Roscoe signed with Priority to release his debut album, Young Roscoe Philaphornia. With help from seasoned producers like Organized Noize, Soopafly, and DJ Quik, the album was recorded and scheduled for release in 2002 but was pushed back for release until mid-2003. He recently released his second album I Luv Cali in May 2006.
Roscoe is also the name of a hardcore punk band from california. The band came together by the members of Epitaph record’s Osker. The Drummer at the time, Matt, took on duties of vocals, and let Dave take a stab at the drums. Devon remained playing his instrument as he does in Osker. Their only record, “Rock and Roll Takes It’s Toll” was released by Aggravated Music who has also released memebers of Roscoe’s other projects (Fingers Cut, Megamachine! and the upcoming Black Heatthrobs.) For more information on this short-lived/annual band, please visit:
A belgian art rock band is also called Roscoe. Please visit for further details.
A UK based solo project also goes by the name of Roscoe. This project mostly concentrates on metal styles of music.
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