Schoolly D is the moniker of American rapper Jesse B. Weaver, Jr. (June 22, 1966—) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a pioneer of hardcore rap and the pioneer of gangsta rap, being one of the first rappers to embrace an antisocial persona without explicit irony. Musically, Schoolly D and his DJ Code Money came up with electronic hardcore beats. Later on, Schoolly embraced the afrocentric style, working together with KRS-One. He contributed songs and music to many Abel Ferrara films.