Rock drops his debut project “Rockness A.P” which provides a definite outlook on the fully formed Brownsville native and what it means to move on with his career after suffering such a tragic loss (the “A.P.” stands for “After Price”).
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.
Most of the songs are produced by the duo of Ford Tuff & Pascal Zumaque. From the threatening vibes of “Wishin’” featuring Kuniva (of D12), the grimy braggadocio of “FaxMachine” featuring fellow Brownsville natives M.O.P., and the cypher-esque hype of “Camp-Wu” featuring Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Tek, and Steele. These cuts highlight both the versatility of Rock’s subject matter and his cadence. He may have that unmistakable growl as his go-to weapon, but his arsenal includes a shape-shifting delivery as well.
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 via Digital Déjà Vu Records. Vinyl pre-order are now available via Fat Beats for a Dec 15 release date.
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Spotify Link: HERE
Tracklist: Rockness A.P.
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]