Black, Rock and Ron

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Black, Rock and Ron
Origin USA
Genres Male vocalists; Rap; Pop music
Labels Supreme

Black, Rock and Ron was an American male rap trio, composed of Lord Black (David Cootryer), The Ruler Master Rock (Greig Walsh), and Ron Scratch (Ron Walsh). Hailing from Hollis Queens, New York, their style owes as much to fellow Hollis rappers Run/DMC as to New York City-based The Beastie Boys. Their album "Stop the World" was released on the Supreme record label and entered the UK album charts on 22 April 1989, where it reached the number 72 chart position. However, it stayed on the charts for just 1 week. Though its videos were featured on Yo-MTV Raps, the group failed to garner much national interest in the early days of New Jack Swing and disbanded in 1991. Although relatively unknown, the group achieved renewed interest on eBay when a track of theirs appeared on rapper Edan's mixtape, Fast Rap. Also, the group is name-checked in Nas' A Queens Story.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rice, Tim; Rice, Jonathan; Gambaccini, Paul (1990), Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness World Records and Guinness Publishing, ISBN 0-85112-398-8 
  2. ^ May, Mitchell (25 January 1990), Mitchell May reviews Black, Rock & Ron's album, "Stop the World.", Chicago: Chicago Tribune, p. 59H