Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah recently opened up on his thoughts surrounding 1990’s rap veteran Chubb Rock and how the New York rapper’s voice was comparable to late music icon, Notorious B.I.G.
Ghost credited Chubb’s lyrical finesse as one of his most noticeable features.
“Chubb Rock is a lyricist,” Ghostface told Nardwuar. “He’s definitely underappreciated, you know what I mean? He knew how to put his words together. He had big words. He was one of those [lyrical guys] and his voice was like the nowaday Biggie [Smalls] back then. He had that nice voice. Chubb Rock definitely is underrated and he just got busy. He got busy. He just got busy, yo. He was a lyricist too.” (Nardwuar)
Earlier this year, renowned producer DJ Premier named Chubb Rock in his SOHH Top 5 Dead or Alive.
“I would have to say Chubb Rock. He’s a National Merit Scholar, one of the illest lyricists ever in hip-hop. I mean, ever. This guy’s got flows, he can dance. I’m going from experience and witnessing this sh*t.” (SOHH Top 5 Dead or Alive)
A few months ago, Chubb Rock’s wife reportedly appeared on a taping of television show, “The Marriage Ref.”
Veteran rapper Chubb Rock will be featured on an upcoming episode of NBC’s hit series “The Marriage Ref”. Chubb Rock will be featured on the show with his longtime wife Diamond “KeKe” Rock during an episode that is slated to air on July 3rd. “The Marriage Ref” features real-life couples exploring and examining their real-life disputes, which are judged by a panel of “experts” comprised of top celebrities and comedians, who determine which spouse is right. (All Hip Hop)
Rock is mostly known for his impact on the rap game throughout the 1990’s.
Weighing in at 250 pounds, Chubb Rock (born Richard Simpson) often evokes images of a hip-hop Barry White (whom he dueted with on And the Winner Is…). Chubb Rock had a group while he was a teenager in New York but started his career in earnest after he dropped out of college. After three singles from his first album went nowhere, his second album, And the Winner Is…, was released to greater commercial and critical acclaim, thanks to a remixed single version of “Caught Up” that was released prior to the album. After 1991’s One and 1992’s I Gotta Get Mine Yo, Chubb Rock’s career again faltered, and five years passed prior to the release of Mind. (All Music)
Check out Ghostface Killah’s interview below: