|Birth name Sean Price|
Years active 1993–2015
Also known as Ruck
Labels Duck Down
|Genres Hip Hop|
Name Sean Price
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
|Born March 17, 1972
Brooklyn, New York (1972-03-17) |
Died August 8, 2015, Brownsville, New York City, New York, United States
Spouse Bernadette Price (m. ?–2015)
Music groups Heltah Skeltah (1994 – 2015), Boot Camp Clik (1993 – 2015), The Fab 5 (1995 – 1999)
Albums Mic Tyson, Songs In the Key of Price, Jesus Price Supastar, Monkey Barz, Kimbo Price
Sean Price - Genesis of the Omega (Explicit)
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.
- Sean Price Genesis of the Omega (Explicit)
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- Personal life
Sean price opens a rap clinic
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.
Price lived in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
In 2011, Price was a judge on the Ultimate MC TV show alongside Royce da 5'9", Organik, Planet Asia, and Pharoahe Monch.
Price had been interviewed on the online series Grand Angel TV in 2008 and 2010, 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.
He was a Muslim, having converted in 2009.
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.
Price was the cousin of Roc-A-Fella Records rapper Memphis Bleek. Price was also close friends with actor Ryan Phillippe. Price was a member of the gang the Decepticons in high school.