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 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 7, 2011. Retrieved 2008-12-10.