Rock - Rockness A.P. (Debut Album)
At Long Last, Brownsville Rap Veteran Releases Releases Debut Full Length LP
If your first thought is to ask why this album took so long to come together, Rock addresses it directly on the straight-up flooring title track. Armed with his trademark bass heavy voice, the emcee unpacks exactly what happened in his career so far—the good, the bad, and the ugly—over a fittingly emotional instrumental from the Arcitype. "Rockness A.P." is brutally honest, and it represents the best of what defines his artistry: no-bullsh*t lyricism delivered through an incredibly expressive lens.
You hear more of this, albeit with varied subject matter, on other standout tracks, most of which are produced by the duo of Ford Tuff & Pascal Zumaque. There's the threatening bully talk of "Wishin'," featuring Kuniva (of D12), the grimy braggadocio of "FaxMachine"
To say the wait has been worth it for Rockness A.P. almost feels like an understatement. But it also feels as if we're overlooking the fact that Rock's career to date has been damn near untouchable. It may have had the ups and downs described on the title track—particularly the tragic loss of his longtime rap partner, Sean P—but one thing's clear: Rock's energy and passion for creating Hip-Hop has never wavered.
Rockness A.P., which was executive produced by Phil Anastasia, is available now on all major streaming services and digital platforms, and can be purchased on CD (https://www.fatbeats.com/
01. Just Rap (prod. by Ford Tuff & Pascal Zumaque)
02. Wishin (feat. Kuniva) [prod. by Pascal Zumaque]
03. GW BaG (prod. by Ford Tuff & Pascal Zumaque)
04. Camp-Wu .(feat. Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Tek & Steele) [prod. by Ford Tuff & Pascal Zumaque]
05. Rumble for Me (feat. Ron Browz & Kofi Black) [Ford Tuff, Pascal Zumaque & Ron Browz]
06. O.G. (prod. by Coptic)
07. FaxMachine (feat. M.O.P.) [prod. by Ford Tuff & Pascal Zumaque]
08. The Purge (prod. by Ford Tuff & Pascal Zumaque)
09. Poof (feat. Buckshot) [Ford Tuff & Pascal Zumaque]
10. Declaration (feat. Raekwon, Ras Kass & The Last American B-Boy) [Ford Tuff & Pascal Zumaque]
11. Rockness A.P. (prod. by The Arcitype)
12. F.A.M. (feat. Young Noble) [prod. by Ford Tuff & Pascal Zumaque]
13. Shine Down (feat. Kofi Black) [prod. by Pascal Zumaque]
14. Da Streets Want Blood (Ron Browz Remix) [iTunes Bonus Track]
Video: "Shine Down (feat. Kofi Black)": https://youtu.be/
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