Hip hop veteran Remy Ma is known for her impeccable rhyme skill and authentic rap credentials. Born Reminisce Smith, the Grammy Award nominated rapper grew up in the rugged Castle Hill Projects of Bronx, NY. First debuting on the rap scene in 2000 under the mentorship of Fat Joe and Big Pun, Remy's street-inspired realness has always made her a favorite. By 2005, she landed a "Best Rap Performance" Grammy nomination with Terror Squad for "Lean Back", followed by a 2005 BET Award for "Best Female Rapper". Her 2006 debut album put Remy Ma on the map with an arsenal of hits, receiving two Vibe Awards and an ASCAP Pop award.
The very next year, Remy began to work on her highly anticipated sophomore project putting her in arms' reach of the hip hop throne but her career came to a screeching halt after being convicted for a shooting incident. Remy Ma was sentenced to an eight-year term at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, but managed to wed long-time boyfriend and Brooklyn rapper, Papoose, before her incarceration.
After her career was sidetracked by a very lengthy prison sentence, the rapper was forced to turn her life around. After serving six and a half years, Remy Ma was released in August 2014 and wasted no time getting right back in the studio. Collaborating with DJ Khaled and reuniting with super producer Swizz Beatz, Remy was slowly putting her name back on the map. A few months later, Remy released her first body of work in almost 7 years, entitled "I'm Around".
In early 2016, Remy Ma worked with Fat Joe and French Montana to release the smash single "All The Way Up", which quickly soared to the top of the charts. In 2017, Remy was crowned the "Best Female Rap Artist" at the BET Awards, beating a rival she had just recently annihilated in a rap battle.
Remy Ma, the undisputed Queen Of Rap, is living proof that second chances do come around. Now that she's on top of the world, Remy is ready to get IVF started and give her husband the baby he wants...but she's not about to put the mic down to do it.
Born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the same section of Brooklyn that spawned Jay Z and the Notorious B.I.G., Shamele Mackie was nicknamed Papoose by his grandmother. In hip hop, Papoose has always earned high respect for his lyrical genius and underground credibility.
In 2013, Papoose started Honorable Records, an independent record label, followed by the release of The Nacirema Dream, which was distributed by Ingroove. The Nacirema Dream sold over 20,000 units independently and remained on the Billboard Charts for numerous weeks. In July 2015, Papoose released his second studio album, You Can't Stop Destiny.
Since the world has come to know him as Remy Ma's husband, Papoose has become even more adored and is just as respected for who he is as a husband. Supporting his wife throughout her prison sentence, Papoose married Remy while she was locked up and held down their family. Since her release, he has been praised for his endorsement of "Black Love" and continues to encourage it to other men in the hip hop industry.
Always the support system for Remy, Papoose is ready to get the IVF process started with his wife so they can have the baby they have always wanted. But will he be able to schedule the time to do so?