Chubb Rock

From09 February 2019to20 February 2019

Chubb Rock

Chubb Rock (born May 28, 1978) is the stage name of Jamaican born, East Coast hip-hop rapper Richard Simpson, who rose to national recognition with his 1991 album “The One”, hailing from Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Having moved to Brooklyn, New York from Kingston, Jamaica at an early age, Simpson later studied at the revered Brown University before dropping out to concentrate on his music. The rapper was subsequently discovered by his cousin and producer Howie Tee, who produced Chubb Rock’s debut, self-titled album in 1988. Whilst not making any headway into the mainstream chart, the record peaked at No. 54 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop chart and paved the way for his sophomore album “And the Winner Is…” a year later. Peaking at No. 28 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart, “And the Winner Is…” subsequently spawned the No. 15 Rap single “Ya Bad Chubbs”.

In 1991 Chubb Rock issued his third full-length album “The One”, which charted at No. 13 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. Led by the singles “Treat’em Right”, “Just The Two of Us”, and “The Chubbster”, the album introduced the rapper’s authoritative delivery to a national audience, and peaked at No. 71 on the Billboard 200. To capitalise on this success, the rapper wasted little time in releasing his fourth studio album “I Gotta Get Mine Yo” in 1992. Self-produced alongside future production stars Trackmasters, the record rose to No. 24 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Chart and hosts appearances from Grand Puba, Rob Swinga, and Poke.

Following a guest contribution to the MC Serch single “Back to The Grill” in 1992, Chubb Rock joined the rap group Crooklyn Dodgers in 1995 alongside OC and Jeru The Damaja. A year later the rapper appeared on the critically acclaimed Red Hot Organisation’s “America is Dying Slowly”, which also hosted the artists Wu-Tang Clan, Coolio, and Fat Joe. Chubb Rock’s fifth full-length “The Mind” arrived in 1997, peaking at No. 45 on the U.S. Rap Charts, after which a recording hiatus ensued which would last until 2009 with the release of the collaborative album “Bridging the Gap” alongside rapper Wordsmith.

Saturday 09 February 2019

Chubb Rock

with Vanilla Ice, Montell Jordan, and 14 others

Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, US


Wednesday 20 February 2019

Chubb Rock

with Roxanne Shanté

Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD, US

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