Ready Rock C

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Ready Rock C
Birth name Clarence deforest holmes
Born April 1968
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Record producer, beatboxer, rapper
Associated acts Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Charlie Mack

Clarence Holmes[1] (born April 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania),[citation needed] better known as Ready Rock C, is an American Hip hop record producer, beatboxer and a rapper. He is best known for his early career with Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, then known as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.[2] According to Holmes, he left the group in 1990 because Smith "wanted the spotlight all to himself."[1]

Holmes sued Smith and Townes in 1999, claiming he was owed one-third of the group's profits. The case was dismissed because the statute of limitations had expired. [1][3]


  1. ^ a b c John, Derek L. (2006-12-05). "Lips Inc". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Will Smith Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Clarence Holmes v. Willard Smith Jr., a/k/a Will Smith; Will Smith Enterprises; Jeffrey Townes; et al. (No. 03-1171)" (PDF). Villanova University School of Law. April 16, 2004. Retrieved 2008-12-10.