Christen Kelley (November 7, 1978 – October 2, 2017), better known by his stage name Slip Capone, was an American rapper and member of DPGC from Hawthorne, California, California.

Slip Capone
Birth nameChristen Kelley
Born(1978-11-07)November 7, 1978
OriginHawthorne, California, U.S.
DiedOctober 2, 2017(2017-10-02) (aged 38)
GenresWest Coast hip hop
Years active1994–2017
Associated actsSnoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Tray Deee, Bad Azz, RBX, CPO, Roscoe, Butch Cassidy

Early lifeEdit

Slip Capone was born on November 7, 1978. He grew up on 118th street in Hawthorne California. He is half British and half African American and is commonly referred to[by whom?] as “The Mayor Of Hawthorne". Christen Kelley was signed to Death Row Records in the mid 90's when he was 14 years old. He then went on to appear on Kurupt’s solo debut album “Kuruption” on a song called “Survive another Day” by Kurupt featuring Gonzo and himself.

Early careerEdit

During his teenage years, Slip Capone met rapper Snoop Dogg through Kurupt of the Dogg Pound. Proving himself with his rapping skills, his first appearance was on Snoop Dogg’s multiplatinum "Murder was the Case" soundtrack with a song called "The Eulogy" by Slip Capone & CPO Boss Hogg.

In the United States, on the chart dated November 5, 1994, Murder Was the Case debuted on the Billboard 200 at number one, with first week sales of 329,000 units.[citation needed] The album opened at the top spot of the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[citation needed]

The following week it stayed on top with 197,000 copies sold and was certified Gold.[citation needed] The album is certified 2x platinum with 2,030,000 copies sold.[citation needed]


Kelley died on October 2, 2017, of serious health complications after laying in a coma on life support.[citation needed]


Guest appearancesEdit




  • Kurupt feat. Slip Capone - Another Day



  • DPG feat. Slip Capone - My Heart Don't Pump No Fear



  • Knoc-turn’al feat. Too $hort & Slip Capone - Cash Sniffin’ Noses'


  • Slip Capone - U can't fuck with prod Ill Slim Collin


  • Slip Capone feat. Nate Dogg - Mind On My Money


  • Philly Swain feat.Schoolboy Q & Slip Capone - Gangsta Cinema
Studio albums
  • Caponey Boy (2009)
  • Greatest Features (2009)
  • Kill the Industry (2010)