Willie D, born Willie James Dennis, is an American rap artist from Houston, Texas, that showed early promise as a boxer. He went on to become the Golden Gloves Champion of Texas while he was still in high school. However, rap music caught his attention, and he decided to shift his focus. He was subsequently tapped to join the lineup of the Geto Boys, and the group burst onto the national music scene in 1989 with their album, Grip It! On That Other Level. The album was later certified Gold. The group’s follow-up album, We Can’t Be Stopped, fueled by the hit single “My Mind’s Plain’ Tricks On Me”, which was co-written by Willie D, immediately went platinum and catapulted the group to superstardom. Willie continued to release successful singles and albums both as a solo artist, and with the Geto Boys, throughout the 90s and early 2000s.
Now he’s back with his new single Coon, a scathing indictment against black celebrities, and others who use their platforms to sell out their own race. “If your criticism of the black community outweigh your contribution to the black community and you’re black, you’re a coon” says Willie. In addition to his music career he also tours with the Geto Boys and writes a top rated weekly advice column that is published in the Houston Press.