World Renowned Hip-Hop Artist Chubb Rock at Paine College

Posted by painewebmaster | 02/20/2018 18:01 PM

Legendary Hip-Hop artist, Chubb Rock, will be the guest lecturer at Paine College during the Black History Month Assembly on Wednesday, February 21st at 11:00 am in Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel. Paine students and fans are hoping that Chubb Rock will 'bust a rhyme' during his address. The Paine Community, alumni and friends are invited to wear African and Ethnic attire for this occasion.

About Chubb Rock.......

Chubb Rock was born Richard Simpson, May 28, 1968, in Jamaica, West Indies. The cousin of Hitman Howie Tee, with whom he collaborated at the beginning of his career, Rock moved to New York at an early age. A rap colossus, his ample frame and smooth style has seen him compared with Barry White. A former National Merit Scholar, Chubb Rock was a pre-med student who dropped out of Brown University to pursue his musical career.

Chubb Rock first appeared on the national scene with his 1988 self-titled debut "Chubb Rock" and 1989's "And the winner is..." The latter produced the minor hit "Ya Bad Chubbs" which garnered air play on Yo! MTV Raps during that time. By the dawn of the 90s, interest in Rock had escalated to the point at which he achieved regular Billboard hits with singles such as "Treat 'Em Right" and "Just The Two Of Us", but he fell from commercial grace following the release of “The One”. Rock remained quiet for several years, although his production team, Trackmasterz, rose to prominence in hip-hop circles.

His 1991 release entitled The One, reached #13 on Billboard’s “Top Hip-Hop/R&B” chart for that year. Three singles from that release made it to #1 on Billboard’s “Top Rap Single” chart list for the same year.

Chubb Rock dedicated his album 'The Grown and Sexy Theory' to his late wife Carla Taylor-Simpson who died in 2006, after battling cancer. Rock stated that the new album “The Grown and Sexy Theory” fulfilled a promise he made to his wife before she passed away. He is currently married to KeKe "Diamond" Rock.

The event is open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706.821.8323,, or