Juelz Santana

Santana in 2006, Adam J. Sablich / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: LaRon Louis James

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 18, 1982

Ethnicity: African-American

Juelz Santana is an American rapper and actor. He is a member of East Coast hip hop collective The Diplomats, also known as Dipset, along with Cam’ron and Jim Jones. He is also associated with Lil Wayne.

Juelz was raised in Harlem. While he is sometimes described as being of half Dominican Republic and half African-American ancestry, he has clarified that he is not actually of Dominican descent. His godmother was Dominican, and Juelz took his stage first name from her nickname for him, “JuJu,” combined with his name LaRon.

He is married to urban model and video vixen Kimbella Vanderhee. He has a son from a previous relationship; and three children with Kimbella.


Curious about ethnicity

13 Responses

  1. Official general says:

    This needs to be edited. Santana is not half Dominican, he is African-American and he stated that both of his parents are Black.

  2. Lee says:

    Nigerian, North and West African. Maybe? Possibly Kenyan.

  3. gmillaz says:

    correction dominican republic descent

  4. Teresa says:

    I am of Dominican decent mother and father, and I was born in the United States, and i’ve heard so many different backgrounds for Juelz but if he’s Dominican thats cool he sure is cute… Definitely #PAPI CHULO STATUS!

  5. Mari says:

    Nationality=Dominican American
    Culture=Hispanic American
    The End

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