Chef Rocka

Chef Rocka

BandHip Hop

When we perform live, we construct our set so that there is always an initial explosion of energy, followed by a series of consecutive explosions until we run out of breath or pass out. That's what you get when you mix a crazy white boy and a Nigerian tribal master. Trust me, you'll feel the engery.

Biography

Hip-hop duo Chef Rocka is the hottest pair of rap artists on the scene today. Their combined talent merges in a scorching hot fusion of hip-hop energy, delivering unbelievable hooks and edgy lyricism. They hail from New Jersey and they’re proud of it. The two are a striking pair, bringing distinct influences to bear on a common goal. Chef is just a crazy white boy that likes to get the place rowdy and Rocka adds some Nigerian energy as a hype man.

The term “keeping it real” is bandied about freely, but few really appreciate the depth of what it means. Chef Rocka knows exactly what it’s all about. The street appeal of their music does not rely on cliché references to the ghetto. Rather, it lies in the fact that these emcees keep themselves rooted in the real, focused on the true grit of life. “I grew up in a time when everyone told you to ‘keep it real’,” says Chef. “So that’s what I do – speak about life as I know it.”

And part of keeping it real is staying in touch with one’s spirituality, facing the deeper reality of life. Though Chef Rocka has their share of spiritual references in their songs, they try to give an honest portrayal of life as Christians. They claim that spirituality is the greatest source of power for their art. “I’d say that God influences my songs the most. I like to say that I plagiarize my songs from God,” says Chef.

Chef Rocka has done shows with audiences of more than 500, and is currently gearing up for a tour with R&B phenomenon A Natural. When they’re not playing live, new material is always in the works. The duo has announced the impending release of their first full length album, “The Frankenstein Anthology” which will release sometime in 2008. Until then, sampler CDs will be available at shows and online. The pair is currently working with A&R Select, the leading indie A&R firm in Hollywood, CA.

“Hip-hop finds a new vitality and relevance in the powerful workings of Chef Rocka.” – A&R Select

Lyrics

Till Ya Dancin'

Written By: Daniel Smith

Chorus:
Bouncing bouncing till ya dancing'//
(x8)

Bridge:
breathe people (ha, ha)//
everybody breathe people (ha, ha)//
(x4)

Verse 1:
Do the hustle, not what you do in the street//
it's the newest of beats, i saw you movin' your feet//
You won't stop till its over yo, i told you so//
look at ya, look at ya, got the Holy Ghost//
you might be blue, but it's a hype tune//
why get lo mein like chinese food// (hay!)
get ya hands (hay!) if//
you can't dance why don't you just try this//

Chorus

Verse 2:
Pause wit' it (ha, ha) i need a breath man//
too close fa' sho' you need a breathmint//
let's just dance and move it to the flo'//
cuz like you and i, the beat gotta go//
bye bye ya'll, come back now ya hear?//
its like slap boxin how we poundin' ya ear//
we gonna give it back to the band//
so you and ya friends, all people doin' ya dance, yea!//

Chorus

Bridge 2:
Do the electric slide//
Do the Cha-Cha slide//
Do the ro-bot//
now wiggle with it, bounce, wiggle with it, bounce//
(x2)

Chorus

Bridge

Discography

The Frankenstein Anthology (coming 2008)
This will be Chef Rocka's debut full length album. Features Manchild of Mars Ill and production by Theory Hazit. More featured artists TBA.

A Natural - Refocus (2006)
Chef Rocka produced and featured on the track "Smile" with A Natural.

The Shogunz - Kung Foo Beatdown EP (2006)
Available on iTunes, Emusic, Rhapsody, and TheShogunz.com

"Till Ya Dancing" off the Kung Foo Beatdown EP has recieved radio play from Tonex's Club Virtue (syndicated to over 20 stations weekly) as well as various radio shows in NJ, NY, PA, MD, FL, and TX.

Set List

Depending on the venue, our sets range from 5 to 45 minutes. We like to cater to each specific crowd. We also have a full band available upon request.