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|Birth name||Jahmal Bush|
|Also known as||Rock, Big Rock, Monstaman Rocko, The Rockness Monsta, Bummee Jab, Alvin Katraz, Dutch, Tha Flipsta, BigRock Obama, The Lyrical Rocket Launcher|
|Born||November 4, 1973|
|Origin||Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York|
|Genres||Hip hop, New York hip hop|
|Labels||Duck Down Records, Digital Deja Vu Records|
|Associated acts||Boot Camp Clik, Heltah Skeltah, The Fab 5, DJ Lethal|
Jahmal Bush (born November 4, 1973), better known by his stage name Rock (or Big Rock, or alternatively The Rockness Monsta), 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 Boot Camp 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. 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. On September 22, 2017, Rock released his first solo album, Rockness A.P., with the lead single "GW BaG".
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.
Heltah Skeltah albums
- Rockness A.P. (2017)
- The Best of Rock (The AWOL Soldier) (2003)
- The Best of Rock Volume 2 (Veteranz Day) (2004)
- Shell Shock (mixtape) (2008)
- Rockin Out West (mixtape) (2010)
- The Best of Monsta Mondays Freestyles (2015)
- Slangin Rock (2017)
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
- 2017: GW BaG
- 2017: Shine Down
Features on other projects
- 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
- 1997: - "Uni-4-Orm" (feat. Ras Kass, Heltah Skeltah & Canibus) from Rhyme & Reason Soundtrack
- 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)
- 2000: - "Feel Me" (with Rampage and Rah Digga) (from the Scary Movie Soundtrack)
- 2001: - "Down Dirty" (feat. Outlawz) (from the Jerzey Mob album Mix Tape Vol. 1)
- 2002: - "We Don't Give a Fuck" (from the Law-N-Orda album Ground Zero)
- 2004: - "I Am Rock" (from NFL Street 2 (2004 video game))
- 2005: - "I Am Rock" (from Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005 video game))
- 2005: - "I Am Rock" (from EA Sports Soundtrax, Vol. 1 (Original Game Soundtrack))
- 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: - "This Is Me" (from Blitz: The League II (2008 video game)
- 2008: - "Can't Trust 'Em" (from the Grand Theft Auto IV: Liberty City Invasion soundtrack by DJ Green Lantern)
- 2009: - "Clean up Crew" (from the KRS-One and Buckshot album Survival Skills)
- 2009: - "Aqui Mando Yo" (feat. Streetlife) (from the Phil Anastasia album The Outfit LP)
- 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)
- 2010: - "Make Movez" (feat. Buckshot, Colloso) (from the Doc Ish album The First Treatment)
- 2011: - "Another One" (feat. Trick Trick) (from the Random Axe album by Black Milk, Guilty Simpson and Sean Price)
- 2011: - "Body The Beat" (feat. Ruste Juxx) (from the R.A. the Rugged Man album Murderous Verses)
- 2012: - "Still No!" (feat. Ras Kass) (from the Phillie album I Exist)
- 2016: - "Bury Them Deep" (feat. Madchild) from the Reaper Project album 6 Feet Deep)
- 2016: - "Poeti estinti" (feat. Dj FastCut, Danno, Rancore, Mic Handz)
- 2017: - "Praise Up" (feat. DJ Trickalome, Ruste Juxx) (from the Melvin Junko album 10,000 Hours)
- 2017: - "Clans & Cliks" (feat. Smif-n-Wessun, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Foul Monday) (from the Sean Price album Imperius Rex)
- 2018: - "2 Middle Fingers Up" (feat. Conway, B.Dvine) (from the Solomon Childs & Tone Spliff album The Prophet And The King)
|2013-2014||Atlantic City Chronicles||Scarecrow Peterson / Scarecrow|
|2014||A Sea of Green||As himself|
- 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 /
- Official site of Rock from Heltah Skeltah
- @_ROCKNESS_ Official Twitter page.
- Mr Rockness Official Facebook Page.
- Monstaman Rocko Official YouTube Page.
- IMDB.com page of Rockness Monsta
- Big Rock on G4TV Freestyle 101.
- Rapper's Flow Encyclopedia - Rock from Heltah Skeltah
- VladTV EXCLUSIVE! Coming Soon: Interview With Rock of Heltah Skeltah
- Video: Rock Keeps The Heltah Skeltah Flag Flying High For Sean Price