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Formed: 1995 in Bowling Green, Kentucky,
Nappy Roots are an American hip hop sextet that originated in Kentucky in 1995, best known for their hit 2002 single "Awnaw". Their music can be categorized as alternative Southern rap. They got their name from a man who lives in Little Elm Texas named Donald Knight.
The members of the group met while studying at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The group consists of Oakland, California native R. Prophet, Milledgeville, Georgia native Fishscales and Kentucky natives Skinny DeVille, B. Stille, Ron Clutch, Big V. Their debut album Country Fried Cess was released in 1999. Eventually, they were signed to the major label Atlantic Records and rose to fame with their first album on the label, 2002's Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz. The album featured the singles "Headz up", "Awnaw" (whose remix featured Marcos Curiel) and "Po' Folks" (featuring Anthony Hamilton). They were each honoured with the title of Kentucky Colonel and Governor of Kentucky Paul E. Patton declared September 16, 2002 as "Nappy Roots Day".
Their next album Wooden Leather, released in 2003, featured the singles "Roun' the Globe" which was featured on Madden 2004, and "Sick and Tired" (featuring Anthony Hamilton). After that album, they left Atlantic and went back to being independent artists. However in 2007 there has been news that they have signed a deal with Universal Music.
Their next album, entitled "The Humdinger" will be released in Summer 2007.
Nappy Roots also worked on the soundtrack of the film "The Ladykillers" by Joel and Ethan Coen.
R. Prophet's upcoming single, produced by and featuring Mannie Fresh, "Run Tell the DJ" headlines Prophet's new solo album "The Voice," also due in 2007 through Ghost Music.