Sean Price

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Sean Price
Sean Price at the Come Up Show 2013.jpg
Price performs in London, Ontario in 2013.
Background information
Birth name Sean Du-Val Price
Also known as Ruck
Born (1972-03-17)March 17, 1972
Brooklyn, New York
Died August 8, 2015(2015-08-08) (aged 43)
Brooklyn, New York
Genres Hip Hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
Years active 1993–2015
Labels Duck Down
Associated acts Boot Camp Clik, Heltah Skeltah, Agallah, Smif-N-Wessun, La Coka Nostra, Black Moon, Ill Bill, Random Axe, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Roc Marciano, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Jedi Mind Tricks, Willie the Kid, Statik Selektah, The Alchemist (Musician)

Sean Du-Val Price (March 17, 1972[1] – 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, or in short Ruck, along with partner Rock.


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, which was released to overall critical acclaim. Price would follow up in 2007 with Jesus Price Supastar and later with Mic Tyson in 2012.

He was also featured in the video game NBA 2K11 as a playable character in street mode. Price lived in Brownsville, Brooklyn.[2]

In 2011, Price was a judge on the Ultimate MC TV show alongside Royce da 5'9", Organik, Planet Asia, and Pharoahe Monch.[3]

Price had been interviewed on the online series Grand Angel TV in 2008[4] and 2010,[5] with Paid Dues performance footage alongside Boot Camp Clik and Dru Ha, respectively.

In 2011 he formed the group Random Axe with Guilty Simpson and producer Black Milk.

He had a planned collaborative album with rapper Ill Bill in the works, called "The Pill."[6]

He was a Muslim, having converted in 2009.[7]


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."[8]

As of August 19, 2015, fans of the fallen rapper had raised $86,618 on the fundraising website Crowdrise in support of Price's family.[9]


Studio albums


  1. ^ "Sean Price biography". allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (June 22, 2011). "Sean Price Names His Top Five Favorite Brooklyn Rappers". HipHopDX. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
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  4. ^ GRAND ANGEL TV 3 – Paid Dues 2008/ Sean Price Interview. YouTube. 3 April 2008. 
  5. ^ Grand Angel TV #13: Sean Price Interview & Performances. YouTube. 3 October 2010. 
  6. ^ HipHopDX (28 June 2011). "Sean Price Talks Random Axe And New Album With Ill Bill". HipHopDX. 
  7. ^ HipHopDX (29 October 2012). "Sean Price Interviews Scarface: They Discuss Religion, Emceeing & Ultimate Rap Collaborations". HipHopDX. 
  8. ^ "Sean Price, Of Heltah Skeltah, Dead At 43". August 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sean Price". August 19, 2015. 

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