Craig G (born Craig Curry) is a rapper who hails from the Queensbridge housing project in Queens, New York, USA. Craig is best known as one of the original members of hip hop producer Marley Marl's Cold Chillin' Records group the Juice Crew, which consisted of other hip hop acts such as Big Daddy Kane, Kool G. Rap, Masta Ace and Biz Markie among others.
Craig G is known for being a dope emcee particularly for his battles with fellow freestyler MC Supernatural. In 1994, Craig handed Supernatural the first major loss in his career, after producing a line which revealed Supernatural's true origin (Indiana) and a reference to pop culture in Mike Tyson. Craig appears on the 2000 documentary "Freestyle: The Art Of Rhyme" to discuss the battle and the controversy surrounding it.
In 2002, Craig wrote the majority of the battle lyrics from the hit motion picture 8 Mile in which platinum selling rapper Eminem played the lead in his big screen debut as a battle hungry rapper trying to make it out of his hometown of Detroit.
Craig G will also feature on the upcoming album (Planned Release: 4th Quarter 2008 / Beginning 2009) of Major Dutch Rapper "Jerome XL" The 2 MC's recorded their song "The power of Speech" , in Brooklyn , October 2006. (Footage of this recording session can be found on Video Google). Craig G will also appear on the LGP single 'Sick Day' which will be released through Defying Musical Boundaries.
In 2007 Craig G also appeared on the single " Hip Hop Manual" with Queens Duo " COLD HEAT aka Krak Danielz & Johnny Walker". Their album BAR HOPPIN was out May 1st on Bomb Hip Hop records.
Craig G & Marley Marl have been at work lately on Craig's new album " Operation Take Back Hip Hop" coming out early 2008.