Jewell Caples was born in 1968. She was 54 at the time of her death.
From 1992 through 1996, Jewell was contracted to Death Row Records.
In 1994, she recorded Shirley Brown’s song “Woman to Woman,” which peaked at #16 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and 72nd on the Billboard Hot 100.
She also released “Love or Lust,” which was used in Bill Duke’s film Deep Cover (and was incorrectly attributed as “Jewel” in the movie end credits). He appears in two songs on the Above the Rim soundtrack from 1994.
She’s been dubbed “The First Lady of Death Row Records” and has referred to herself as such.
Jewell co-wrote and self-published My Blood, My Sweat, My Tears with Felicia St. Jean in 2011, fueling allegations of Dr. Dre’s homosexuality and persons involved in Tupac Shakur’s murder.
According to Daz Dillinger, Jewell died at the age of 54.
Dr. Dre, N.W.A., and other hip-hop legends have collaborated with the R&B singer-songwriter, who is most known for his work with the legendary Hip Hop label.
Jewell described her contributions to music in a 2021 interview with The Art Of Dialogue.
She remembers performing “I’d Rather F*ck You” by N.W.A. From Eazy E’s Ruthless Records to a fledgling Death Row Records, Jewell followed cooperating producer Dr. Dre. She appears on “Let Me Ride” and “B*tches Ain’t Sh*t” from Dr. Dre’s The Chronic album, after her solo work on the Deep Cover soundtrack.
Following that, the artist sang “What’s My Name” and “Gin And Juice,” both from Snoop Doggy Dogg’s DoggystyleBillboard Top 100 album.