- Full Name Raul Conde
- Occupation Former Rapper, Director
- Nationality American
- Birth Date Jul 29, 1971
- Age 50 Years, 1 Months
Raul Conde | BiographyConde received the formal qualifications of an Officially Ordained Minister in 2021
Former Rapper of the hip hop record label Terror Squad, Raul Conde, also became famous for his relationship with the 'Love and Hip Hop,' star Erica Mena. They had an on-again-off-again relationship for some time and eventually broke up. However, their argument on the streets of Miami got featured on the show, and Mena went straight up to him and beat him. The duo shares their first son King Conde born on 1 March 2007.
Raul Conde is a director infamously known as a former boyfriend of Reality TV star Erica Mena.
Who is Raul Conde?
Conde is a former member of the hip-hop label Terror Squad. He is also the director of the music video 'Lean Back' for the album True Story. He has also appeared in documentary series such as, Inside the Label in 2016 and Unsung in 2017.
Conde became famous for his relationship with Erica Mena, a television star famous as Love and Hip Hop: New York cast. The duo welcomed a son, King Conde, on 1 March 2007. He has appeared in one of the episodes of the show with Mena.
Early Life and Career
Raul Conde was born on 29 July 1971, in the USA. He first gained prominence in the 1980s as the rapper of the hip hop record label Terror Squad, founded by Fat Joe.
He directed the 2004 song 'Lean Back,' featuring Fat Joe, and Remy Ma for the album True Story. The song received nominations for the 'Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, and 'BET Award for Viewer's Choice.' He also appeared on the TV documentary series Inside the Label in 2016 and Unsung in 2017.
In 2021, Conde received the formal qualifications of an Officially Ordained Minister for legal marriages along with the right to open a church. He posted an Instagram story notifying that he was initiating a 'Church for All People'
Conde was in an on-again-off-again relationship with the reality TV star Erica Mena, and they have a son together.
Erica Mena has become a well-known face since her appearance in the second season of the VH1's reality TV show Love and Hip Hop: New York that documents the personal and professional lives of hip hop stars, R&B musicians, performers, and record producers.
She was also frequently seen on the famous Kardashian sister's reality show, Kourtney and Khloe take Miami: Season 2. Other than that, she had appeared in music videos and songs of Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and Bobby Valentino.
Feud with Mena
Despite dating for some time, Conde and Mena had had a terrible relationship, and it was showcased in one of the episodes of Love and Hip Hop: New York. The show featured a fierce argument between them on the streets of Miami, and Mena was seen using force on him.
Ahead of the incident, Mena commented that she had enough of him. She eventually broke up with him and got engaged to rapper Bow Wow. Later, Mena recounted the incident and felt ashamed of her outburst as it would affect her son. She, however, added that they had come on good terms for the sake of their child.
Son King Conde
Although Mena was often under the spotlight, she had not disclosed anything about her eldest son with Conde until her marriage with Safaree Samuels. Samuels and Mena tied the knot in front of the reality show cameras in November 2019.
Mena had a son, King Conde, in 2007 with Conde. She later disclosed that even during the filming of Love and Hip Hop: New York, her mother in Florida took care of King and added that Raul was not constantly involved in the child's life.
Mena gave birth to two more children with Samuels, a daughter in 2020 and a son in 2021.
In 2019, via her social media, Mena revealed that King is timid and prefers to stay away from social media and publicity. She also added that she took his permission to upload a picture with him.
King had also appeared with Mena on the show Love and Hip Hop: New York in one of the episodes' Happily Mena After,' in 2020.
Erica Mena received a lot of criticism for not vaccinating her unborn daughter. In 2019, Mena announced that she was scared to vaccinate her child, Safire. She also disclosed a conversation she had with King, in which the latter had expressed his unhappiness for not choosing to vaccinate his sister. And, he wanted his baby sister to have a healthy life and pointed out that Mena was wrong for rejecting the vaccine, so she should give up.
Criticism on King Conde
In 2020, Mena posted a holiday picture with King on her Instagram. And the picture received several comments after her fans noticed that King allegedly looked like he had autism.
She replied to the assumptions, "There are so many children that are amazing and bright that are autistic and I just hate the fact that people are so quick to label a child autistic because they are different. Each one are unique whether they have a condition or not. As adults [with a] social media presence, people should be more mindful on what they say about people's children. There are real issues in the world and our children are a representation of who we are. They are our future. Let's get it together guys!..."