Kobe Vidal Crawford (born August 20, 1998), known professionally as NoCap, is an American rapper and singer from Mobile, Alabama. Since 2017, he has released one EP and four mixtapes, including most recently The Hood Dictionary in November 2019. That album has thus far peaked at number 80 on the Billboard 200. He is noted for his use of wordplay.
NoCap began his career in earnest with the release of his first EP, Believe It, in May 2017. In early 2018, he released the song "Legend". The music video for that song accumulated over 1 million views on YouTube and would appear on NoCap's debut mixtape, Neighborhood Hero, in July 2018. He followed that with a collaborative mixtape, Rogerville, with Rylo Rodriguez in September 2018. In November of that year, he was featured on the Lil Baby track, "Dreams 2 Reality", off the mixtape, Street Gossip.
In March 2019, NoCap released the single, "Punching Bag" produced by CashMoneyAP. Later that month, he released another single, "Ghetto Angels". The music video for that song attained over 6 million views on YouTube. In May, NoCap and Polo G were featured on the CashMoneyAP song, "No Patience". Later that month, he released his second solo mixtape with The Backend Child. The project featured guest appearances from Rylo Rodriguez ("Dead Faces"), OMB Peezy ("Demons"), and Quando Rondo ("New Ones"). NoCap also released music videos for songs off the album including those for "Blind Nights", "Set It Off", and "No Jewelry".
In July 2019, NoCap delivered a freestyle as a part of DJ Booth's Bless The Booth series on Tidal. The following month, he released the single, "Exotic", and performed another freestyle on the HotNewHipHop Freestyle Session. He was also featured on the Mozzy song, "Sad Situations". In November 2019, NoCap released his fourth mixtape, The Hood Dictionary. The album featured guest appearances from Quando Rondo, Lil Durk, and Jagged Edge and has peaked at number 80 on the Billboard 200.
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
|The Backend Child||
|The Hood Dictionary||
|"Ghetto Angels"||2019||The Backend Child|
|"What You Know"||The Hood Dictionary|