Priest Joseph Brooks, better known by his stage name Soopafly, is an American record producer and rapper from Long Beach, California. During his teenage years, Brooks met rappers Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre After proving himself with his keyboard skills, Brooks worked on the soundtrack album Murder Was the Case, playing keyboards on “Natural Born Killaz” and producing “Who Got Some Gangsta Shit”. In 1995, he produced “Sooo Much Style” for Tha Dogg Pound on their debut album Dogg Food, in addition to playing keyboards on eight other songs.
Brooks made his rapping debut in 1996 on Snoop Dogg’s album Tha Doggfather on the song “You Thought”, appearing alongside Too $hort. Since then, Brooks has made appearances on albums by Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Warren G, RBX, Bad Azz and Tha Eastsidaz. Brooks has released three solo albums which have achieved moderate success.