Price performing in London, Canada in 2013
|Birth name||Sean Price|
|Also known as||Ruck, Scagnetti, Tha Inflicsta, Ruckus, Sean P, Decepticon Sean, Tawl Sean, Kimbo Price, Mic Tyson, Donkey Sean, Jesus Price, Sean Da Barbarian|
March 17, 1972|
Brooklyn, New York, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 8, 2015
Brooklyn, New York, New York, U.S.
|Associated acts||Boot Camp Clik, Heltah Skeltah, Random Axe, Agallah, 9th Wonder, Termanology, Ruste Juxx, Buckshot, Jedi Mind Tricks|
Sean Price (March 17, 1972 – August 8, 2015) was an American rapper and member of the hip hop collective Boot Camp Clik. He was half of the duo Heltah Skeltah, performing under the name Ruckus (sometimes abbreviated as Ruck), along with partner Rock.
Early life and education
A member of the underground hip hop collective Boot Camp Clik, Price first appeared on Smif-N-Wessun's 1995 album Dah Shinin'. He would soon resurface in 1996 as one half of the critically acclaimed Brooklyn duo Heltah Skeltah, who released their debut album Nocturnal on Duck Down Records that year. Heltah Skeltah would go on to release two more albums, 1998's Magnum Force and 2008's D.I.R.T..
In the 2000s, Price would establish himself as a strong force in the underground hip hop community. In 2005, Price released his first solo album Monkey Barz, to critical acclaim. Price would follow up in 2007 with Jesus Price Supastar and later with Mic Tyson in 2012. Songs in the Key of Price, A mixtape recorded before Price's death, was released posthumously on August 21, 2015.
On August 8, 2015, Price died at the age of 43. Details surrounding his death were not immediately available, but a statement from his reps confirmed his death, while adding that he died in his sleep. "It is with beyond a heavy heart that Duck Down Music is sadly confirming that Sean Price passed away early this morning in his Brooklyn apartment, Saturday, August 8th, 2015," read the statement. "The cause of death is currently unknown, but it was reported that he died in his sleep. He's survived by his wife, and his three children."
In just 4 days from his death, fans of Price raised $72,883 on the fundraising website Crowdrise in support of his family. According to Dru-Ha's Instagram, Jay-Z donated $50,000. Eminem's Shady Records donated $10,000 to the fundraiser.
He was a Muslim, having converted in 2009.
- Monkey Barz (2005)
- Jesus Price Supastar (2007)
- Random Axe (with Guilty Simpson & Black Milk as Random Axe) (2011)
- Mic Tyson (2012)
- Imperius Rex (2017)
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- HipHopDX (29 October 2012). "Sean Price Interviews Scarface: They Discuss Religion, Emceeing & Ultimate Rap Collaborations". HipHopDX.