Schoolly D (born Jesse Bonds Weaver, Jr., June 22, 1962) is the UrExample of GangstaRap. Among other career highlights, he is notable for the following:

* The single "P.S.K. (What Does It Mean?)" was the first GangstaRap track, as the song loosely alluded to the gang Park Side Killas. Music/IceT admitted that this was his inspiration to rap about his own gang experiences.
* His collaborations with independent film director Creator/AbelFerrara, who used Schoolly D songs in quite a few of his movies, including ''Film/KingOfNewYork'' and ''Film/BadLieutenant'', as well as letting Schoolly D score his movie ''R Xmas''. He even has a feature especially devoted to him on the DVD release of ''King of New York''.
* His song "Signifying Rapper" was the result of a lawsuit due to the fact that it was based around the Music/LedZeppelin song "Kashmir". The rock band didn't even notice until the song was featured in ''Film/BadLieutenant''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' featured him as a narrator and music creator.

His career has produced many notable albums and classic HipHop tracks.

* ''[[Music/SchoollyDAlbum Schoolly D]]'' (1985)
* ''Music/SaturdayNightTheAlbum'' (1987)
* ''Smoke Some Kill'' (1988)
* ''Am I Black Enough for You?'' (1989)
* ''How a Black Man Feels'' (1991)
* ''Welcome to America'' (1994)
* ''Reservoir Dog'' (1995)
* ''Funk 'N Pussy'' (2000)
* ''International Supersport'' (2010)

He is also interviewed in the 1986 HipHop documentary ''Film/BigFunInTheBigTown'', where we can also see him performing.


!Tropes associated with Schoolly D and his works include:

* AllMenArePerverts: Comes up a bit. In "No Good Nigga", he brags that he'll "fuck you if you're green", if you bring him home to her mother, he'll have sex with her, too, and even says "[[BestialityIsDepraved I might fuck your cat]]".
* AllWomenAreLustful: "[[BiggerIsBetterInBed Mr. Big Dick]]"
* ButNotTooBlack: Subverted with "Am I Black Enough For You?"
* GangstaRap: UrExample. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWAk07r5PMI P.S.K. (What Does It Mean?)]]" was specifically cited by Music/IceT as the first GangstaRap song.
* LongSongShortScene: The version of "Am I Black Enough For You?" heard in ''Film/KingOfNewYork'' has a different beat from the album version. It was never released in any form outside of this movie. Most people loading up the album version on Website/YouTube expect to hear the version from the movie.
* RapRock: "Signifying Rapper", despite the same album's [[TwoFacedAside anti-rock, pro-rap stance]].
* ShoutOut:
** The title of his album "Reservoir Dog" is a shout-out to ''Film/ReservoirDogs''.
** Music/BeastieBoys sampled "Gucci Time" in "Time To Get Ill" from their debut ''Music/LicensedToIll'' (1986).
** Music/{{Primus}} mentions him in their song "Harold of the Rocks".
* TwoFacedAside: ''Smoke Some Kill'' contains two tracks devoted to bashing rock music. On the same album as "Signifying Rapper", a guitar-fueled takeoff of "[[Music/LedZeppelin Kashmir]]".
** Jimmy Page sued Schoolly D for using "Kashmir" in "Signifying Rapper", yet Page and [[Music/RageAgainstTheMachine Tom Morello]] played the exact same riffs in Puff Daddy's 1998 ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' single "Come with Me", opening a huge amount of criticism. Creator/AbelFerrara in particular slammed Page, since removing "Signifying Rapper" from ''Film/BadLieutenant'' ruined the movie in Ferrara's view. Not to mention, Led Zeppelin was ''really'' guilty of plagiarisms in their early days, having been hit with similiar lawsuits for taking riffs and lyrics from blues bands and not crediting them. Thus, their lawsuit against "Signifying Rapper" is really not justified.