Chubb Rock

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Chubb Rock (Richard Simpson) is a Brooklyn, New York-based legendary hip hop artist/radio host who released several successful hip hop albums in the early 1990s.  He was discovered and produced by his first cousin DJ / Producer Howie Tee.  Chubb first appeared on the national scene with his 1988 self-titled debut Chubb Rock and 1989's And the Winner is.  His 1990 release entitled The One reached No. 13 on Billboard's Top Hip-Hop/R&B chart for that year. Three singles from that release, "Treat 'Em Right", "Just The Two of Us" and "The Chubbster", made it to No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rap Singles chart list for the same year.  

The following year saw the release of I Gotta Get Mine, Yo, a release that featured guest performances from Grand Puba Maxwell and Poke. This release also helped fledgling music producers Trackmasters, on their rise to prominence, as the group handled production duties on the recording.  Chubb Rock also made an appearance on MC Serch's 1992 song "Back to the Grill." and was a member of the 1995 incarnation of the Crooklyn Dodgers, a hip hop act that also featured OC and Jeru the Damaja.  In 2008, his single "Treat 'em Right" was ranked number 82 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.  Chubb Rock also released "Obama We Believe" in support of President Obama.

Chubb Rock moved to Atlanta and had a radio show with Silas "SiMan" Alexander on Atlanta's Majic 107.5/97.5 before leaving the station to start his current radio programs called The Chubb Rock Show with SiMan Baby and Diggin’ In Tha Crates.  Outside of his radio shows, the Chubbster continues to tour and book shows nationwide keeping the people dancing and Treating ‘Em Right with nothing but classic hits.


Cash Rules Everything

August 04, 2023, 06:00 PM
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