(born June 14, 1977), better known as Consequence
, is an American rapper. He is the cousin of rapper Q-Tip
of the hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest
, and was formerly an affiliate of Kanye West
's GOOD Music family. Consequence debuted in 1996 on A Tribe Called Quest's album Beats, Rhymes, and Life
. In 2007 he released his debut album Don't Quit Your Day Job!
Dexter Mills, Jr. soon developed the stage name Consequence. At the age of nineteen, he made his first official appearance on A Tribe Called Quest
's 1996 album Beats, Rhymes, and Life
, a member of A Tribe Called Quest, is Mills's cousin. After the group disbanded in 1998, Consequence was forced to search for a label on his own. Consequence soon earned a deal at Elektra Records
. He recorded an album's worth of material to be released in 2000, but the label cut back that year and by 2004, the label had ceased operations. In 2004, he released the mixtape, Take 'Em To The Cleaners
, which would find its way into the hands of Kanye West
. After this West offered him a guest spot on his debut album The College Dropout
. He went on to appear on West's second album. In 2005, Kanye signed Consequence to his label GOOD Music
through a deal with Columbia Records
. In 2007, Consequence released his debut album, Don't Quit Your Day Job!
. Singles from the album were "Callin' Me" and "Grammy Family". The album sold over 7,000 copies in... Read More