Rufus Cooper III
Alias: Young Noble
Date Of Birth: March 21st, 1978
Place Of Birth: Rancho Cocomungo, California
Raised: New Jersey
Music Groups: The Plague, The Outlawz
Quote: "I'm Just Tryina Shut The Rap Game Down"
Young Noble aka
Marbles was recruited to Tha Outlawz in 1996. He received the nickname marbles
from Tupac who said he had a knack of ruining a good rhyme when eh spat his
verse. Rufus Cooper III was born in Rancho
Cocomungo, California on March 21, 1978
and had a brother and some sisters. His father was never there for him and his
mother was on drugs most of his life so she wasn't really their either. When he
moved on to New Jersey was when he first met Kadafi and joined a group called
"The Plague" which was managed by a then unknown Fugees. Cooper was
given the alias Young Noble and he and Kadafi left The Plague due to them not
In 1995 when
the Outlawz Immortalz where formed and later changed to Tha Outlawz Kadafi
recruited Noble to the clique. Noble appeared on 2Pac's "Makaveli"
album on the song's Bomb First (My Second Reply), Hail Mary, Life of An
Outlaw and Just Like Daddy. This album was released on November 5th, 1996.
On September 13th 1996 Tupac was shot 4 times in a drive by and died 7 days
later. On November 10, after visiting his girlfriend in Orange, New Jersey
Kadafi was shot in the head and was found by the police in a third floor hallway
of an apartment building at 325 Mechanic St. He died later on the afternoon.
On December 21st 1999, Tha Outlawz debut LP Still I Rise was released which
consisted of material recorded with 2Pac and one solo song. Noble replaced
Fatal's vocals on the songs because Fatal wasn't signed to any label who
released the album. Noble is now a producer father, owner of Outlaw Recordz and
is working on a solo LP entitled "Noble Justice" and his mam has come
of crack as well which is the most important. He is also one of the remaining 4
Outlawz as well and just dropped Novakane by Tha Outlawz.