|Birth name||Jamal Bush|
|Also known as||Rock, Big Rock, Tha Rockness Monstah, Bummee Jab, Alvin Katraz, Dutch, Tha Flipsta, BigRock Obama, Monstaman Rocko|
|Born||November 4, 1975|
|Origin||Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York|
|Labels||Duck Down Records|
|Associated acts||Boot Camp Clik, Heltah Skeltah, The Fab 5, DJ Lethal|
Jamal Bush (born November 4, 1975), better known by his stage name Rock (or Big Rock, or alternatively The Rockness Monstah), is an American rapper, famous as a member of hip hop collective Boot Camp Clik and the duo Heltah Skeltah along with Sean Price. He is known for his deep, grimy voice and having a sophisticated and rugged flow.
After releasing two albums with Heltah Skeltah, Nocturnal and Magnum Force, Rock left Duck Down Records and pursued a solo career. He signed to DJ Lethal's Lethal Records and recorded a solo album titled Planet Rock, which was never released after the label folded. He didn't make an appearance on the Clik's 2002 group album The Chosen Few, being the only member of the "Great 8" not to appear.
He made his official return to Duck Down in 2005, making appearances on Sean Price's Monkey Barz album and Smif-N-Wessun's Smif 'N' Wessun: Reloaded album. He's performed songs for a variety of video games including "I Am Rock" for Need for Speed: Most Wanted, "This Is Me" for Blitz The League II and "I Am Rock" for NFL Street 2. He and the Boot Camp released their third group album, The Last Stand, on July 18, 2006.
Rock has admitted being an 80s Brooklyn Decepticons gang member, along with fellow Heltah Skeltah group-member Sean Price and Onyx rapper Sticky Fingaz. On January 15, 2008, Rock was arrested for an assault and attempted murder charge after he allegedly gunned down a rival while working as a pimp. He was released on a $125,000 bail about a week later on January 24, 2008. Court reports show Rock's manager Ben Aubin of Ben Aubin Management posted bond for the rapper's release. Mr. Aubin has categorically denied any confirmation of his client moonlighting as a pimp.
Heltah Skeltah albums
Boot Camp Clik albums
- 1996: Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka (featuring O.G.C.) / Letha Brainz Blo
- 1996: Operation Lock Down / Da Wiggy
- 1996: Therapy (featuring Vinia Mojica) / Place to Be
- 1998: I Ain't Havin That (featuring Starang Wondah) / Worldwide (Rock the World)
- 1998: Brownsville II Long Beach (featuring Tha Dogg Pound) / Gunz 'N Onez (Iz U Wit Me) (featuring Method Man)
- 2008: Everything Is Helthah Skeltah (featuring The Loudmouf Choir)
- 2008: Ruck n Roll
Features on other projects
- 1999: - "Underground Tactics" (feat. Heltah Skeltah, Crooked i and Planet Asia from the album This or That by Sway & King Tech)
- 2000: - "No Chance" (with Redman feat. Peanut Butter Wolf) from the album WWF Aggression)
- 2002: - "We Don't Give a Fuck" (from Law-N-Orda album Ground Zero)
- 2005: - "My Timbz do Work" (feat. Heltah Skeltah) (from the Smif-n-Wessun album Reloaded)
- 2005: - "Get Back" (feat. Heltah Skeltah, Buckshot, Louieville, Top Dog) (from the Smif-n-Wessun album Reloaded)
- 2007: - "Stomp" (feat. Joell Ortiz) (from the Smif-n-Wessun album Smif-n-Wessun: The Album)
- 2008: - "Can't Trust 'Em" (from the Grand Theft Auto IV: Liberty City Invasion soundtrack by DJ Green Lantern)
- 2010: - "Just Gimme The Money" (from the [dead] P.o.e.t.s. album Front Toward Enemy)
- 2010: - "Take Money" (feat. Freddie Foxxx) (from the Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx album The eXXecution)
- 2011: - "Another One" (feat. Trick Trick) (from the Random Axe album by Black Milk, Guilty Simpson and Sean Price)
- Rock Of Heltah Skeltah Faces Attempted Murder Charge | Daily Hip-Hop News | SOHH.com /
- Update: Rock From Heltah Skeltah Free On $125K Bail | Daily Hip-Hop News | SOHH.com /