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Rock (A.K.A. Da Rockness Monstah, Monstaman Rocko, Alvin Katraz) (Born Jamal Bush in Brooklyn, NY)
Ruck (Born Sean Price, March 17, 1972 in Brooklyn, NY)

Extended Group
The Fab 5:
Rock (A.K.A. Da Rockness Monstah, Monstaman Rocko, Alvin Katraz) (Born Jamal Bush in Brooklyn, NY)
Ruck (Born Sean Price, March 17, 1972 in Brooklyn, NY)
Starang Wondah (A.K.A. Gunn Clappa Numba One, Big Will, Hurricane Starang & Da Beast From Da East) (Born in Brooklyn, NY)
Louieville Sluggah (A.K.A. Gunn Clappa Numba Two, Hennyville Guzzler & Henny) (Born in Brooklyn, NY)
Top Dog (A.K.A. Gunn Clappa Numba Three, Big Kahuna & D-O) (Born in Brooklyn, NY)

Members' Other Group
Random Axe:
Sean Price (A.K.A. Ruck) (Born Sean Price, March 17, 1972 in Brooklyn, NY)
Guilty Simpson (Born Byron Simpson in Detroit, MI)
Black Milk (Born Curtis Cross in 1983 in Detroit, MI)

See Also: Boot Camp Clik, Guilty Simpson & Black Milk

Albums
Heltah Skeltah - Magnum Force
Heltah Skeltah - D.I.R.T. (Da Incredible Rap Team)
Sean Price - Monkey Barz
Sean Price - Jesus Price Supastar
Sean Price - Mic Tyson
Rock - Shell Shock
Boot Camp Clik - The Chosen Few
Random Axe

Mixtapes
Sean Price - Master P (Official Mixtape)
Boot Camp Clik & Justus League - NC To Bucktown

Also Featured On...
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Black Milk - Tronic (Sean Price)
Canibus Lyrical Law
Chino XL - Warning (Rock)
Chino XL - The Latin AmeRICAN (Sean Price)
Copywrite - God Save The King (ROckness Monstah)
Crooked I - An I For An I
CunninLyinguists - Strange Journey Volume Two (Sean Price)
Frankie Cutlass - Politics & Bullshit
D&D Project II
Daz Dillinger - Who Ride Wit' Us: Tha Compalation Vol. 1
Digital Dynasty 12 (Hosted By Xzibit)
DJ Muggs Vs. Ill Bill - Kill Devil Hills (Sean Price)
Dreddy Kruger Presents...Think Differently Music: Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture (Sean Price)
F.T. (Fuc-That) - The Brooklyn Beast (Sean Price)
Guilty Simpson - Ode To The Ghetto (Sean Price)
Hip-Hop Docktrine: The Official Boondocks Mixtape (Sean Price)
Jedi Mind Tricks - Violent By Design (Ruck)
Jersey Mob Mix Tape Vol. 1 (Rock)
Kidz In The Hall - The In Crowd (Sean Price)
KRS-ONE & Buckshot - Survival Skills
Talib Kweli Gutter Rainbows (Sean Price)
La Coka Nostra - Masters Of The Dark Art (Sean Price)
Law-N-Orda - Ground Zero (Rock)
M-Eighty Presents The Academy (Sean Price)
Metal Fingerz DOOM Presents Unexpected Guests (Sean Price)
Onyx - #WakeDaFucUp (Sean Price)
Joell Ortiz - Me, Myself & I (Rock)
Outlawz
Outlawz - Retribution
Panther
Ras Kass - Rarities
Rhyme & Reason
Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun - Monumental
Sick Jacken & Cynic - Terror Tapes 2 (Sean Price)
Skyzoo & !llmind - Live From The Tape Deck
Slaine - A World With No Skies 2.0 (Sean Price)
Special Teamz - Stereotypez (Sean Price)
Statik Selektah - 100 Proof: The Hangover (Sean Price)
Statik Selektah - Population Control (Sean Price)
Sway & King Tech Featuring DJ Revolution - This Or That
Termanology - Cameo King II (Sean Price)
Wu-Chronicles
Wu-Tang Chamber Music (Sean Price)
Wu-Tang Clan - Legendary Weapons (Sean Price)

Bio From AllMusic.Com
Boot Camp Clik affiliates Heltah Skeltah delivered a celebrated debut album, Nocturnal (1996), but struggled to follow through with subsequent output as their reputation simmered despite a fine follow-up, Magnum Force (1998). The Brooklyn duo of Ruck and Rock began as two-thirds of the Fab Five along with O.G.C. (the Originoo Gunn Clappaz) and together scored an underground hit with "Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka." The group split in 1996 to record solo albums for Duck Down Records, Heltah Skeltah's Nocturnal and O.G.C.'s Da Storm. Of the two, Heltah Skeltah's garnered the most acclaim, and the duo thus became a small underground sensation, appreciated largely for their vocally inventive yet strictly hardcore style. Their contributions to the Boot Camp Clik's For the People (1997) furthered the acclaim, but by the time Heltah Skeltah returned with their follow-up, Magnum Force (1998), the hype had died down, and the album unfortunately met a mediocre acceptance, partly because the duo toned down their hardcore posturing. Following this minor disappointment, Heltah Skeltah maintained a low profile and were not invited to join the long-awaited Boot Camp Clik follow-up, The Chosen Few (2002). - Jason Birchmeier

Sean Price's Bio From AllMusic.Com
In the mid-'90s, Sean Price, known then as Ruck, and partner Rock dropped their debut album, Nocturnal, as the rap outfit Heltah Skeltah during a time when East Coast hip-hop was delivering mainstream and underground classics left and right. Heltah Skeltah and the rest of their collective, the Boot Camp Clik, never enjoyed the popular success of East Coast acts Wu-Tang Clan or Mobb Deep, but they did receive that same critical acclaim. Source magazine nominated them for Best New Group of 1996. Price, however, was always cast as the sidekick half of the group on account of Rock's gritty and baritone voice despite the fact that they were both masterful lyricists.

By the time of their second release in 1998, Magnum Force, none of this mattered. The album did poorly as was the Boot Camp's record label, Duck Down Records. Priority Records dropped Duck Down from its distribution deal in 2000. Rock left Duck Down to pursue a solo career with DJ Lethal (of House of Pain and Limp Bizkit fame) and his new label, Lethal Dose Records; however, that project folded. Price found himself either in jail or back on the streets of Brooklyn, NY, hustling and selling crack in order to survive. After a few years of hard times, a serious girlfriend, and children, he began appearing on various mixtapes and other albums as a solo artist using his birth name, Sean Price. A notable guest appearance during this period was on "Rising to the Top," a duo with Dipset affiliate Agallah that was featured in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto III.

A reinvigorated Duck Down Records obtained a new distribution deal with Navarre in May 2005 and announced their "Triple Threat" campaign, a three-album collaborative effort with rap collective the Justus League and their in-house producers, 9th Wonder and Khrysis. Monkey Barz, Price's solo debut and first installment of the campaign, was also released in May 2005, attaining very favorable reviews. Upon winning Independent Album of 2005 in both the Source and influential website AllHipHop.com, many began to consider Price to be the Boot Camp's star rapper a title usually given to Boot Camp leader Buckshot. His second solo album, Jesus Price Supastar (2007), was received just as favorably as the first, and even prompted some major-label interest in the veteran MC. - Cyril Cordor

Official Sites: Duck Down Records, Heltah Skeltah's MySpace, Rock, Rock's MySpace, Sean Price at DuckDown.Com, Sean Price's Fuckin' Twitter & Rock's Fuckin' Twitter

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