Francisco Morales aka Corleone was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 11th in 1987. He was raised in the same household with now world famous rapper named, Sean Carter aka Jay-Z as a 2-year old boy -- during the late 1980's, Jay-Z would baby sit Corleone while he would record his music at his personal home studio at his Aunt's home named, Roda. Roda, who is none other then Jay-Zs' aunt, was married to Corleones' uncle then, as both Jay-Z and Corleone stood as cousins in law through his Aunt's marriage.
Corleone created his alias name spelled as, "Corleone" as a seven year old child during his early ambitions of wanting to take over the streets as kingpin during a drug epidemic to uprise throughout his neighborhood. His dream was to follow in his grandfathers shoes, who also went by the name of Francisco Morales aka Paco -- His grandfather was kingpin of all of Brooklyn, New York during the 1950's and 1970's and was the criminal boss to had brought in all the heorin and cocaine by plane, being distributed throughout all of New York City. His grandfather served over 20 years in prison at Sing, Sing Correctional facility in upstate New York and died on September 19 of 2019.
Corleone ran the streets and became a self-made millionaire by his early to late teenage years from selling drugs. He began to run the streets at just six or seven years old and began his own illegal business on the streets at that exact age in selling drugs, stealing cars and breaking into homes. -- In 2015, Corleone was under investigation by the D.E A. He was later arrested on federal charges and was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sales of illegal fire arms but after a series of court hearings, He was found not guilty and was sentenced to only 3 years on parole.
Corleone grew up as both a martial arts and boxing enthusiast. -- He worshipped martial arts and boxing as he watched vintage classic martial arts films and boxing events, nearly everyday of his life since he was a 3 year old boy. He worshipped the Shaolin Temple as a avid meditator and fan since he was a 4 year old boy watching these exact martial arts films and at just 4 years old, He had already begun to train as a ninja at hand-to-hand combat, adult steel nun-chuck's and at throwing adult steel ninja stars to a perfection. -- He trained in martial arts as a kid at very few dojos and He also trained at a dojo near his 3rd floor apartment where he once lived. At just 10
years old, He already had obtained a black belt, yellow belt and green belt in martial arts. He also use to train as a boxer, and would record each bout to had taken place on television at the junior olympics via VHS as a 7 year old kid -- as he would train to compete at that level of competition. When he was just six or seven years old, he would train at boxing in a gym located in Easton, Pennsylvania -- as pro hall of fame boxer named, Larry Holmes then stood as his personal boxing trainer and promoter.
Corleone was raised in the ghetto and was re-introduced to the rap game as a six year old kid while running the streets in 1991. He began his music career as an up and coming member of, "Killa Army", which is a Wu-Tang Clan affiliated hip-hop group and later became a official member of the Wu-Tang Clan at just six or seven years old as an MC. He was also a member of the five percenters religion as a member of Wu-Tang Clan, as now deceased member of the Wu-Tang Clan named "Ol' dirty bastard" was then elected as his spiritual leader and mentor. Corleone is also a member of the worlds largest organization named, "the free masonry" and was recruited to become a member of the free masonry by the United States Government in 1993 when he was just six or seven years old. Corleone was also a member of Slum Village in 1994 with else members such as, J. Dilla, Baatin, T3 and RJ. J. Dilla inspired Corleone to become a producer and as a 8 year old kid, Corleone then began to create his own hip-hop beats.
Corleone is also one of the founding-fathers and creators of the hip-hop culture to emerge via the internet. He and now deceased rapper named "Eyedea" from Rhyme Sayers Entertainment and else friends together helped begin the era of "internet rap battling". Corleone is also the founder and creator of the term(s) known as "netcees" and "netceeing" dating back to the early 1990s. He was also one of the administrators at the once popular internet rap battling forums known as "Freestyle Universe", (and more) which world famous rappers named such as, "Canibus", "Crooked I" and many others had frequently rap battled and posted their rhymes on during the early 1990s. "Freestyle Universe", initially began as an ezboard.com forum in the early 1990s and registered a total amount of over 3 million active forum members prior to ceasing operations in the late 1990s. In 1996, Corleone teamed up with founder and creator of "bboys.com" and "lyrikalwarfare.com" named Poseidon and collaboratively created "lyrikill.com". In 1999, Corleone created "hiphopdx.com", as the website was later nominated for best hip-hop website at the B.E.T music awards in 2013.
Corleone worked on one of his first record deals in 1994 with Robert Percy Miller aka Master P under "Cash Money Records" for nearly a few million dollars. The record deal had not fallen through due to a parental consent issue, as he was then not legally of age to sign his contract with the record label. -- That year Corleone then became best friends with N.B.A basketball legend named, Michael Jordan as he would then mentor Corleone throughout his life and career.
Corleone was to again make his debut appearance in the music industry as a featured artist on a record with rapper, "Lil Bow Wow" in 1995 under, "Drama Inc." -- He refused to sign his contract due to a label issue regarding his lyrical content and parted ways with the label. Corleone then later met with tour manager of Linkin Park named, Stefano Dihibreeti in 1996 and worked on a record deal with the multi-platinum group, as He was to tour with them and was later announced as lead rapper of the group. He refused to sign with the group due to money, as he was told that he would not be receiving an advancement check from the label.
In 1996-1997, Corleone crossed paths with world famous rapper named, "Drake" for a song collaboration that Drake had reached out to Corleone for. At the time, Drake was an R&B artist who had yet to cross over to writing rap music but was later inspired by Corleone to begin both writing and recording rap music. Drake then enlisted Corleone as his favorite rapper of all time on his website, and also stating that Corleone is his all-time influence as both a rapper and emcee. Drake later had stated that Corleone had opened the door for Drake to begin writing his own rhymes. -- celebrating Corleone as his biggest fan, Drake also stated on his website to how Corleone is the reason to how he first began both writing and recording rap music via soundclick.com.
In 2009, Corleone was personally invited to speak at a hip-hop press conference hosted by legendary female emcee named, "MC Lyte" where he and both the female rapper both discussed openly on ways to improve hip-hops current state. He was later invited to the B.E.T music awards and was reserved a seat but could not attend the award show due to a family emergency.
Since then, Corleone has worked on record deals with Def Jam Records, Rawkus Records, Atlantic Records, and Babygrande Records -- Including a multi-million dollar contract with Universal Records as both a song writer and artist, ghost writing for both rapper(s) named, 50 Cent and Eminem. His manager then was named, Brian Wayne Perry of Universal Music Group.
Corleone has been featured on DVDs such as, "Big Pun Appreciation Night", "Coast 2 Coast MCs", and a featured appearance on the Warner brother film titled as "What It Be Like", which is a documentary film based on the life of rapper named, "Freeway". -- Canceling interviews for health reasons with "XXL Magazine" and "Rolling Stone Magazine". Corleone first made his debut to the film industry as a six-year old child as an extra on the film titled as "Mortal Kombat" in 1992. -- In 2010, Corleone became friends with Christopher Martin aka "Play" from the hit film series titled as, "House Party". Corleone was then given the starring-role as boyfriend on the sitcom titled as, "FAIL" to actress, "Tristin Mayes" but declined to star on the sitcom due to pay.
Corleone was also an athlete and was awarded an NCAA athletic scholarship to play college baseball to the state of Texas in 2004. He was also scouted to play for the United States Olympic baseball team in 1999 as the starting shortstop position player but forfeited his position on the team due to a shoulder injury. He was offered a contract to play professional baseball for the, "Allentown Ambassadors" in Allentown, Pennsylvania at just 12 years old but refused to sign with the team so that he would remain eligible to be selected for the college draft. He tried out for a starting role as a short-stop/second basemen for the New York Yankees MLB team in early 2000, and played in an exhibition game for the Yankees, as he batted 4-4 -- hitting a homerun, a triple, a double, and a single while driving in a total of 5 R.B.I's (Runs Batted In). He also played as catcher for the Yankees, and had thrown out each base stealer who had attempted to steal to the next base. He was never offered a contract from the Yankees, despite his great performance and was later released from the team.
Corleone signed both a record deal and book contract as a artist and author with Tate Music Group and Tate Publishing in 2013. He was scheduled to interview on ABC's "Good Morning America" on national television to discuss both his album and book release, which was to physically be sold in stores world wide but was forced to cancel both his interview and his album release due to both a brain aneurysm and stroke he had experienced -- The title of his album was named, "Diary Of A Sinner" and featured many well known artists such as pop star named Demi Lovato, legendary hip-hop DJ named DJ Tony Touch and rap icon named "AZ" of the firm group, featuring else members such as : Nas, Nature, Cormega, and Foxy Brown.