Mohandas Dewese (born August 8, 1962), better known as Kool Moe Dee, is an American hip hop MC prominent in the late 1970s through the early 1990s. He was one of the first rappers to earn a Grammy Award and was the first rapper to perform at the Grammys.
In 1985, the Treacherous Three disbanded. After leaving the group, Kool Moe Dee attended the State University of New York at Old Westbury, where he received a degree in communications. In 1986, he went solo, releasing a self-titled album that ranked 83 on Billboard. He co-operated with the young producer Teddy Riley which contributed greatly to the New Jack Swing movement that would gain popularity in the years to follow.
Kool Moe Dee released his second album, How Ya Like Me Now in 1987 which was his most successful album commercially, achieving platinum status.
“Wild Wild West” was released as a single in 1988, produced by Kool Moe Dee & Teddy Riley and remixed by Bryan “Chuck” New.
Kool Moe Dee’s 1988 release deals with the differences in gangs dealing with violence. Released on the Jive label, it was a R&B hit, reaching number four on Billboard’s R&B chart. However, it only reached number sixty-two on the Billboard Hot 100.
Wild, Wild West (Special Extended Re-mix) 5:32
Wild, Wild West (Single Edit) 4:10
Wild, Wild West (Instrumental) 5:00