Jahmal Bush (born November 4, 1973), better known by his stage name Rock (or Big Rock, or alternatively The Rockness Monsta), is an Americanrapper, 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.
Rock has admitted being an 80s BrooklynDecepticons gang member, along with fellow Heltah Skeltah group-member Sean Price.
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.
The legal trouble seems not to have affected his career as a rapper, as Heltah Skeltah returned to the studio to record their third album, D.I.R.T., which was released on September 30, 2008.
Hailed as having one of the most distinct voices in hip-hop and celebrated for his sophisticated flow, Rock branched out into acting with his role as a gangster on the web series Atlantic City Chronicles from 2013-2014, a cameo in the indie film A Sea of Green in 2014 and as a lead character and a pimp on the web series TIPS in 2016. Rock has graced many rappers' albums and fans clamored for him to release an album of his own and bring back real hip-hop. Finally, on September 22, 2017, Rock released his first solo album, Rockness A.P., to great critical acclaim and applause from the industry and fans alike. With the lead single "GW BaG", Rock put the industry on notice that he is still a force to be reckoned with. His second single, Shine Down, revealed a gentler side of Rock as he laments the passing of his rap partner and best friend (Sean Price).
1995: - "The Points" (feat. Big Mike, Biggie Smalls, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Buckshot, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, Heltah Skeltah (Rock and Sean Price), Ill Al Skratch, Jamal, Knowledge, Menace Clan, Redman from Panther: The Soundtrack