Rest In Peace Sean Price a/k/a Ruck (Heltah Skeltah and Boot Camp Clik)
With the sudden passing of Sean Price, we take a look back at his career and some of the songs, performances and lyrical ability that Sean P brought to the game.
Born Sean Price, Ruck reps the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. First appearing on Smif-n-Wessun’s “Dah Shining,” Ruck returned with Rock as Heltah Skeltah and dropped “Nocturnal” on Duck Down Records in 1996. The group quickly became a staple in the underground scene known for outlandish lyrics and wordplay as well as a stage presence when performing.
This name of this shit here is “Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka” the Fab 5 (Heltah Skeltah & OGC)
Nocturnal would eventually become a Hip-Hop Classic and the groups most acclaimed album.
One of their first and most notable singles “Operation Lockdown”
Sean Price released a 2 song single in 2001 in anticipation of his first solo effort. “Don’t Say Shit To Ruck” and “Solidify” are two tracks that are antithesis of what type of lyrical ability Ruck can manifest. Peep both tracks below in this Soundcloud playlist.
Price would go on to release his first solo album “Monkey Barz” in 2005 following his first mixtape “Donkey Sean Jr” which featured Ruck spitting over many well known instrumentals. “Jesus Price Superstar” was his sophomore release that dropped in 2007 and would release his last solo album “Mic Tyson” in 2012. Mic Tyson would become his highest selling and most acclaimed album.
This collage gives homage to the many great Heltah Skeltah and Sean Price records over the years.
His legacy will live on many years through the Boot Camp and Duck Down Family which he was a major part of throughout his entire career. Coming as a shock to everyone, we now must share his music and stories so that P’s name will be marked in the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame.
This clip is a Rare Freestyle from Heltah Skeltah on a radio show in Amsterdam.
by DJ WorksHard for Back In The Day Buffet