Napoleon “Nicky” Napoloen is an American rap artist and singer. He is best known for his work with fellow Canadian rappers such as Lil Kim and Scooter. Nicky’s real name is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher. Nicky is also credited as the producer of the video for Neidermeyer’s song ‘Rapper’ off his album Street Slang.
Napoleon “Nicky” Napoloen was born in Scarborough, New Jersey. At the age of sixteen he began traveling frequently with his family from Canada to his grandmother’s home in Brooklyn, New York. During this time he also attended the Catholic grade school located in the borough of Southhampton Beach, New Jersey. The family lived near Manhattan Beach. After moving to Florida, Nicky continued to live near his grandmother, but eventually moved back to New Jersey, where he earned a degree in art from DeSales University in Orange County.
After moving to Los Angeles, Napoleoni joined a hip hop group called Killnuts. The band went on to become the very popular gangsta rap group that it is known for today. Killnuts was signed by Island Records, and they soon became one of the biggest selling rap acts in the country. The single ‘Reckless and Dangerous’ from their album Reach Around was recorded by the rap recording label Cash-Out.
As time went on, Napoleoni expanded his career, and in turn, his music. He formed Napoleon Live, an all-star jam band that rode into the mainstream with a massive hit, Straight Outta Compton. They were successful for the next three years, including the massive hit single, “Wyclefornia”. With the success of Napoleon Live, Napoleoni made a name for himself as one of the country’s most prolific and skilled songwriters, recording hundreds of rap songs over the course of his career.
In the late 90s, Napoleoni decided it was time to put the band into another mode. Instead of recording music as a group, he wanted to focus more on his vocal talent. He decided to start a show with a small stage called the Pit. The first few months of his show were slow, but then his fans became familiar with the band and word-of-mouth gave him the momentum he needed to launch his career into the pop arena.
Today, you can hear the great songs that defined the early years of Napoleonic rap on the modern hip-hop charts. His music will live on as long as rap remains an integral part of our culture. You may never see him again, but if you are a fan of his work, you should keep the classic CD players around for the archive. If you want to learn more about Napoleonic times, check out our website for all your favorite Napoleon outlawz pictures and information.