|Birth name Roger McNair|
Record label Conglomerate
Genres Hip hop music
|Name Roger McNair |
Years active 1990–present
|Also known as The Last Boy Scout,Rebel|
Born August 1, 1974 (age 41)Brooklyn, New York City, United States (1974-08-01)
Origin Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City
Labels Flipmode, Gracie Productions
Associated acts Busta Rhymes, Flipmode Squad
Albums Scout's Honor… by Way of Blood, Have You Seen?
Music group Flipmode Squad (1996 – 2006)
Similar People Lord Have Mercy, Craig Mack, Jamal, Spliff Star, Rah Digga
Roger McNair (born August 1, 1974), better known by his stage name Rampage is an American rapper who is a member of the Flipmode Squad. He is a long-time collaborator with his cousin Busta Rhymes.
Early life and music career
Rampage was born Roger McNair in Brooklyn, New York City on August 1, 1974 to Katherine McNair and Roger Williams. In 1992, McNair landed his first recording deal with Dallas Austin on Rowdy / Arista Records and released the single Beware of the Rampsack. In 1994, he recorded Flava in Ya Ear (Remix) with Craig Mack, Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, and Busta Rhymes. In 1996, he recorded the Platinum Single "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check" with Busta Rhymes for the platinum album The Coming.
One year later, he landed his second recording deal with Elektra Records and released his Gold solo LP Scout's Honor... by Way of Blood which featured the top-40 hit "Take It to the Streets" and "Wild for da Night". In 1998 he released The Imperial with the Flipmode Squad, which gave them their first Source Award in 1999. Since then he has recorded with Busta Rhymes on numerous platinum albums and has featured on numerous projects including a remix of the multi-platinum single Fallin' by Alicia Keys.
Currently based in Phoenix, Arizona, McNair recently signed an independent record label deal for his company DeepFreeze Entertainment with Sure Shot Records. On that label he has released for promotional use a single of a new group signed to D.F.E named Total Vision. Lady Day, a female rapper, is also on the roster.
Circa 2005, McNair decided to relaunch his solo career and released an official mixtape called Demagraffix which was designed as a starter to his soon-to-be-released 2nd LP. The LP itself arrived in 2006 with the name Have You Seen? on Sure Shot Records.