The Crack Emcee Crack Emcee San Francisco The Crack Emcee was born in Los Angeles. His mother had a thing with Jazz legend Charlie Mingus (producing a sister). After getting a G.E.D., Crack joined the Navy before settling into San Francisco. He went on to work with the Beatnigs (1988) Consolidated (1992) Broun Fellinis (1995) and his own Little White Radio (1998). The Crack Emcee has also been releasing a series of critically acclaimed solo mix tapes - starting with 1995's Newt Hates Me - that have solidified his reputation. This output morphed into his solo album, the anti-war Rap's Creation (2002) which was nominated for Album Of The Year (in, both, Rolling Stone and the Village Voice) and that year's list of Hip Hop's Best Anti-War Songs. Crack is listed as the artist of integrity in Donnell Alexander's memoir, Ghetto Celebrity, and is featured on the CD, Just Payin' The Rent: The Amoeba Music Compilation, Vol. II.