Black Child (born September 14, 1976) is an American singer and rapper.
Born Ramel Gill in Brooklyn, New York City, according to his Black and White song on Irv Gotti's first compilation, he was raised in Hollis, Queens, New York City.
Jam Master Jay signed Black Child in 1993, while Jay was still interested in Child's lyrical style and ability. Black remained on the label for two years before being imprisoned for five years. In the first few hours out of jail, Black Child contacted Ja Rule, who gave him his opportunity to prove himself by spitting lyrics to Irv Gotti.
Black was first heard on Ja Rule's "Holla Holla" remix featuring Caddillac Tah, Busta Rhymes, Jay Z, Memphis Bleek, and Vita. He also appeared on Venni, Vetti, Vecci, Ja Rule's first album. Black Child toured with Ja Rule, and confirmed his position in 1999 in the group Murderers, teaming with Caddillac Tah, Vita, O1, and Ja Rule whose first feature was on the "Funk Flex & Big Kap live at the Tunnel Pt. 1".
In March 2000, outside the Hit Factory studio on West 54th Street, future multi-platinum rapper 50 Cent was stabbed by Black Child. This was the cause of 50 Cent and G Unit's bitter feud with Murda Inc.