October 24, 2017 at 12:53 PM #5315
Much respect to Russell Simmons for his efforts to develop a movie on the life of T-La-Rock(Who made the plate, “It’s your’s”, on Party-time/Defjam label in 1984, Which makes T-La Rock the very first artist to make a plate on the Def-jam label(Not LL, Who needs to clarify that shit in public, Though, I have the utmost of respect for, “L”, For paying most of T-La-Rock’s medical bills in 1994/95), The plate, “It’s your’s was co- written by Special K of the Treacherous 3, Who is also the
Younger brother of T-La-Rock and, “It’s your’s “Was produced by Jazzy Jay(Zulu Nation), Who brought, “It’s your’s”, To Rick Rubin’s attention in 1984 and Arthur Baker(Founder of partytime records in 1984), Put out, “It’s your’s”, On his partytime records label, While, Rick Rubin and Jazzy Jay(Not Russell Simmons/LOL), Created and Founded, “Defjam”, In 1984 and the plate, “It’s your’s”, Has the partytime/Def-jam logo on it stating that, “It’s your’s”, Was the very first plate on
Defjam in 1984(Facts), Special K never received any publishing royalties for his work co-writing, “It’s your’s”, As well as Special K never receiving any recognition for his efforts co-writing, “It’s your’s either, T-La-Rock inspired cats like LL, Rakim, Kane, Kool G.Rap, Freddy Foxx, Slick Rick, Chubb Rock, Ecstasy and his man
Jalil(Whodini), Jimmy Spicer(Bubble-Bunch Fame in 1982), Etc, With his creative and anaylatical barrage of rhymes(Exhibit A:T-La-Rock was just as nice lyrically as Special K and their younger brother Tony was nice with his lyrically too(Facts).
Russell Simmons Developing Movie On Rap Legend T La Rock
The life of a pioneering artist on Def Jam will come to the big screen, thanks to Russell Simmons.
(AllHipHop News) Russell Simmons is working on a movie about the life of hip-hop artist T La Rock.
The Def Jam Recordings co-founder is teaming with 20th Century Fox on a new project about the rapper, real name Clarence ‘Terry’ Keaton.
Based on an article by Joshuah Bearman titled “The Man Who Forgot He Was a Rap Legend,” which was recently published in GQ magazine, the film will follow Rock’s beginnings in the Bronx borough of New York City through to his rehabilitation for a traumatic brain injury suffered in 1994.
“T La Rock has always been an inspiration to me and many in the hip-hop community. This is a man who was literally beaten to within an inch of his life at the height of his fame,” Russell Simmons in a statement. “How he regained his memory and recovered from his coma while being cared for and surrounded by the most unlikely group of therapists and friends is the kind of hope-filled and hopeful true story that will appeal to everyone, whether you love rap music or not.”
Rock, 56, rose to fame following his collaboration with Def Jam’s Rick Rubin and the release of the 1984 single “It’s Yours.”
However, he disappeared from the public eye after he was injured while breaking up a fight in front of his brother’s apartment building.
He spent part of his recovery at the Haym Salomon Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brooklyn, where he eventually recovered from memory loss and a loss of motor skills and began performing once again in 2008.
Simmons will produce the film alongside Jake Stein under their DEF Pictures production company.
A potential release date has not yet been announced.
“It’s your’s”, By T-La-Rock(1984)
“What a brother know”, by Style(Featuring, tony tone who is the younger brother of Special K and T-La-Rock/ 1990)
October 24, 2017 at 7:40 PM #5320BigscoreParticipant
The God Nas paid homage to T La Rock with “Rewind”October 25, 2017 at 12:22 PM #5325
Bigscore, Nas has the utmost of respect for those who came before him(Not to state that, “L”, Does not have the utmost of respect for cats who came before him, Though, “L”, Sometimes forgets to state certain facts that are very important to the historical elements of hiphop, My man/Facts), Bigscore, “L”, bit T-La-Rock’s style from sportin ‘Kangols”, to sportin, “Mocks”, to L’s stage presence to his delivery and cadence(Though, Silver Fox from uptown/Harlem was the first cat to mentor,
“L”, On the art of rhyming during the early 80’s at Joe Grants afterhours spot on 123rdst and Lenox ave in Harlem, Where, Kool G.Rap used to spit and learn the science of rhymin from Silver Fox with, “L”, During the early 80’s too, My man/Facts, Bigscore, T-La-Rock was one of the most under-rated MC’s in hiphop(Along with Dotta-Rock from the Fantastic 5, Mike-C and Tito/Fearless 4 , Etc, My man/Facts.
Mike BarnesOctober 29, 2017 at 9:22 PM #5338FletchParticipant
“It’s Yours” was one of them “Printing High Classics!”October 30, 2017 at 10:51 AM #5339
“L”, Also bit off of Mikey-D from Springfield Gardens,Queens too(In regards to vocal cadence, Presence and Finesse on the mic/Facts/LOL), Mikey-D and L was supposed to sign with Def-jam in 1985, But, Mikey-D did not want to succumb to a commerical style of rhyming and image and musical productions(Mikey-D was the 1988 New Music seminar in Manhattan MC champion, Along with Mike-D, “Dismantling”, Mel(Mele Mel), At the 1988 New Music seminar via Mel and Mike-D
Battling right after Mikey-D was awarded the 1988 New Music seminar MC championship belt(That Caz took from Mike-D and gave the belt to Mel, Even though Mike-D, “Demolished”, Mel lyrically(Facts/LOL).
“I get rough”, By Mikey-D and the LA Posse(1988)
October 31, 2017 at 9:33 AM #5342
Fletch, Paul C also mentored Kwame on producing in 1989, While, Kwame was looking to make his album, “The Boy Genius”, at 1212 Studio’s on Archer ave in Jamaica,Queens in 1988, Fletch, Cats like, Large P, Ultramagnetics, Phaorah Monuch, Rakim, Mike-D, Kawame,
Etc, Will always have the utmost of respect for Paul C’s memory, My man(Facts), Fletch, PaulC’s and Jays(Jam-master J), Murders in 1989 and 2002, Greatly effected the Queens hiphop circuit(Paul C was not nationally known as Jay was)
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