Young Noble aka Marbles (given name Rufus Cooper III) is an American rapper who was recruited to the group Tha Outlawz in 1996. He received the nickname marbles from Tupac Shakur who said he had a knack of ruining a good rhyme when he spit his verse. Young Noble was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California on March 21, 1976 and had a brother and some sisters. His father was never there for him and his mother was on drugs most of his life so she wasn't really there either. When he moved on to New Jersey was when he first met Kadafi and joined a group called "The Plague" which was managed by a then unknown.Cooper was given the alias Young Noble and he and Kadafi left The Plague due to them not getting anywhere.
In 1995 when the Outlawz Immortalz were formed and later changed to Tha Outlawz, Kadafi recruited Noble to the clique. Noble appeared on Shakur's album, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory on the song's "Bomb First (My Second Reply)", "Hail Mary", "Life of an Outlaw" and "Just Like Daddy". This album was released on November 5th, 1996. On September 7th 1996 Shakur was shot 4 times in a drive-by and died 6 days later. On November 10, after visiting his girlfriend in Orange, New Jersey, Kadafi was shot in the head and was found by the police in a third floor hallway of an apartment building at 325 Mechanic St. He died later on the afternoon.
Noble proved to be the most popular of the Outlawz and started his own record label, 1Nation Entertainment. He has performed and produced alot of collaboration albums over the past 2 years. Read more on Last.fm.