Rick Rock

Rick Rock

Rick Rock

Biography

Ricardo Thomas, better known by his stage name Rick Rock is a hip-hop producer from Birmingham, Alabama, based in Oakland, California. He began earning major credits in 1996, when he contributed tracks to both 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me and E-40‘s Hall Of GameIn the years to follow, he cranked out productions mainly for West Coast rappers like Keak Da SneakSpice 1, and Xzibit; however, he also worked with mainstream artists like Will Smith, Fabolous, and Method Man.

Rick Rock eventually signed a contract with Virgin Records to present a group of his own, Federation. The group debuted in 2003, releasing the single “Hyphy,” whose title would soon become the common stylistic tag for Bay Area rap of the E-40 variety.

Guest Appearances

Marvaless - Wiccked
  • Sexuality

Marvaless – Wiccked

AWOL Records 1996
West Coast Trippin': AWOL Killa Compilation
  • Monopoly

West Coast Trippin’: AWOL Killa Compilation

AWOL Records 1998
Foe Loco - Foecus
  • Who Wanna Battle

Foe Loco – Foecus

Odysea Music 2000
Obstacles (The Soundtrack)
  • I’m Singlin’

Obstacles (The Soundtrack)

Liquid 8 Records 2000
Tha Eastsidaz - Duces 'N Trayz - The Old Fashioned Way
  • Sticky Fingers

Tha Eastsidaz – Duces ‘N Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way

TVT Records 2001
Madd Currency - Madd Currency
  • Quit Hatin’

Madd Currency – Madd Currency

Body Bag Records 2001
Marvaless - Ghetto Blues 2001
  • So Quick, So Fast

Marvaless – Ghetto Blues 2001

Out Of Bounds 2001
B-Legit - Hard 2 B-Legit
  • Bag Habit

B-Legit – Hard 2 B-Legit

Koch Records 2002
Cali Boyz - California Street Life
  • Ghetto Supastarz

Cali Boyz – California Street Life

Out Of Bounds Entertainment Group 2004
Laroo Tha Hard Hitta - Hood Journal
  • Super Stars

Laroo Tha Hard Hitta – Hood Journal

Timeless Entertainment, Golden State Records 2004
Laroo Tha Hard Hitta & Doon Coon Present Purple
  • Skirt On

Laroo Tha Hard Hitta & Doon Coon Present Purple

Timeless Entertainment 2005
The Mossie - Soil Savvy
  • Go Ignit

The Mossie – Soil Savvy

30/30 Records, Sick Wid It Records 2006
P.S.D. Tha Drivah, Keak Da Sneak & Messy Marv - Da Bidness
  • Cool Nigga

P.S.D. Tha Drivah, Keak Da Sneak & Messy Marv – Da Bidness

AllNDaDoe, Gateway Records, SMC Recordings, Thizz Entertainment 2007
C-Bo Presents Marvaless - Ready Made
  • Rap Game

C-Bo Presents Marvaless – Ready Made

West Coast Mafia Records, Frisco Street Show 2007
Turf Talk - West Coast Vaccine (The Cure)
  • Holla At You

Turf Talk – West Coast Vaccine (The Cure)

Sick Wid’ It Records 2007
J-Diggs & Philthy Rich - IZM101
  • #Whitebitchdrive

J-Diggs & Philthy Rich – IZM101

Romp’t Out Records, Hittinspittin Entertainment 2012

Production

MC Eiht Featuring CMW - We Come Strapped
  • Compton Bomb

MC Eiht Featuring CMW - We Come Strapped

Epic Street 1994
E-40 - Tha Hall Of Game
  • Record Haters

E-40 – Tha Hall Of Game

Jive 1996
2Pac - All Eyez On Me
  • Ain’t Hard 2 Find

2Pac - All Eyez On Me

Interscope Records 1996
Richie Rich - Seasoned Veteran
  • Niggas Done Changed

Richie Rich - Seasoned Veteran

Def Jam Recordings 1996
Mac Mall - Untouchable
  • Ghetto Stardom

Mac Mall – Untouchable

Relativity 1996
Marvaless - Wiccked
  • The Zone

Marvaless – Wiccked

AWOL Records 1996
RBL Posse - An Eye For An Eye
  • The Individual

RBL Posse - An Eye For An Eye

Big Beat 1997
Mystikal - Unpredictable
  • Murder 2

Mystikal - Unpredictable

Jive, No Limit Records 1997
The Mossie - Have Heart Have Money
  • Black Ass

The Mossie - Have Heart Have Money

Sick Wid’ It Records, Jive 1997
Spice 1 - The Black Bossalini (aka Dr. Bomb from Da Bay)
  • Wanna Be A G

Spice 1 – The Black Bossalini (aka Dr. Bomb from Da Bay)

Jive 1997
E-40 - The Element Of Surprise
  • Mayhem

E-40 - The Element Of Surprise

Jive 1998
Marvaless - Fearless
  • Fearless

Marvaless - Fearless

AWOL Records, Noo Trybe Records 1998
C-Bo - Til My Casket Drops
  • Professional Ballers

C-Bo - Til My Casket Drops

AWOL Records , Noo Trybe Records 1998
Herm - Solo Album
  • No Time For That

Herm - Solo Album

Black Power Productions 1998
D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin' 2: The Mob Bosses
  • Old School Days

D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin’ 2: The Mob Bosses

Shot Records 1998
Spice 1 - Hits
  • Wanna Be A G

Spice 1 - Hits

Jive 1998
Celly Cel - The G Filez
  • Fuck Tha World

Celly Cel - The G Filez

Jive, Sick Wid’ It Records 1998
Laroo The Hard Hitter - Fear No Fate
  • We Boguard

Laroo The Hard Hitter - Fear No Fate

AWOL Records, Noo Trybe Records 1998
Cosmic Slop Shop - Da Family
  • All Tracks

Cosmic Slop Shop – Da Family

MCA Records, Mtume Music Group 1998
Spice 1 - Immortalized
  • Thug Poetry

Spice 1 - Immortalized

Jive 1999
Celly Cel - The Best Of
  • Fuck Tha World

Celly Cel – The Best Of

Jive, Sick Wid’ It Records 1999
E-40 - Charlie Hustle: Blueprint Of A Self-Made Millionaire
  • Ballaholic

E-40 - Charlie Hustle: Blueprint Of A Self-Made Millionaire

Jive 1999
Foe Loco - Foecus
  • Who Wanna Battle

Foe Loco – Foecus

Odysea Music 2000
Xzibit - Restless
  • D.N.A. (Drugs-N-Alkahol)

Xzibit - Restless

Loud Records, Epic 2000
Jay-Z - The Dynasty Roc La Familia
  • Parking Lot Pimpin’

Jay-Z - The Dynasty Roc La Familia

Roc-A-Fella Records 2000
Phife Dawg - Ventilation
  • The Club Hoppa

Phife Dawg - Ventilation

Groove Attack Productions 2000
Mack 10 - The Paper Route
  • Keep It Gangsta

Mack 10 - The Paper Route

Priority Records, Hoo Bangin’ Records 2000
3X Krazy - The Best Of 3X Krazy: 3 x 4 Life
  • Hit The Gas Again

3X Krazy – The Best Of 3X Krazy: 3 x 4 Life

Not On Label 2000
Dual Committee - Dual Committee
  • Hit The Gas Again

Dual Committee - Dual Committee

Mo Beatz Records! 2000
Killa Tay - Snake Eyes
  • Snake Eyes

Killa Tay - Snake Eyes

D1A Records 2000
C-Bo - Enemy Of The State
  • Enemy Of The State

C-Bo - Enemy Of The State

Warlock Records, West Coast Mafia 2000
E-40 - Loyalty And Betrayal
  • Loyalty And Betrayal

E-40 – Loyalty And Betrayal

Jive, Sick Wid’ It Records 2000
Obstacles (The Soundtrack)
  • Bossin’

Obstacles (The Soundtrack)

Liquid 8 Records 2000
Fabolous - Ghetto Fabolous
  • Can’t Deny It

Fabolous - Ghetto Fabolous

Elektra 2001
Beanie Sigel - The Reason
  • For My Niggas

Beanie Sigel - The Reason

Roc-A-Fella Records 2001
Yukmouth - Thug Lord: The New Testament
  • We Gone Ride

Yukmouth - Thug Lord: The New Testament

Rap-A-Lot Records, Smoke-A-Lot Records 2001
Jay-Z - Guilty Until Proven Innocent
  • Change The Game

Jay-Z - Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Roc-A-Fella Records 2001
DJ Clue - The Professional 2
  • Change The Game (Remix)

DJ Clue - The Professional 2

Roc-A-Fella Records 2001
Marvaless - Ghetto Blues 2001
  • So Quick, So Fast

Marvaless - Ghetto Blues 2001

Out Of Bounds 2001
Jayo Felony - Crip Hop
  • Gang Bangin Shit

Jayo Felony - Crip Hop

American Music Corporation 2001
The Click - Money & Muscle
  • Blowin’ Hot Air

The Click - Money & Muscle

Jive 2001
Killa Tay - Thug Thisle
  • The Whoo Ride

Killa Tay - Thug Thisle

Greedy Green Entertainment 2001
Lisa Left Eye Lopes - Supernova
  • Jenny

Lisa Left Eye Lopes – Supernova

Arista 2001
Tha Eastsidaz - Duces 'N Trayz - The Old Fashioned Way
  • Sticky Fingers

Tha Eastsidaz – Duces ‘N Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way

TVT Records 2001
D-Shot - Money-Sex & Thugs
  • Gangsta Pimp

D-Shot – Money-Sex & Thugs

Shot Records 2001
Madd Currency - Madd Currency
  • Thank Ya Slick

Madd Currency – Madd Currency

Body Bag Records 2001
Hardball (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Ghetto

Hardball (Music From The Motion Picture)

So So Def, Sony Music 2001
AP.9 Of The Mob Figaz - Headshotz
  • In The Line Of Fire

AP.9 Of The Mob Figaz – Headshotz

Done Deal Entertainment 2001
Keak Da Sneak - Hi-Tek

Keak Da Sneak – Hi-Tek

Moe Doe Entertainment 2001
WC - Ghetto Heisman
  • Flirt

WC - Ghetto Heisman

Def Jam Recordings 2002
Angie Martinez - Animal House
  • If I Could Go

Angie Martinez - Animal House

Elektra 2002
Busta Rhymes - It Ain't Safe No More...
  • Make It Clap

Busta Rhymes - It Ain’t Safe No More…

J Records 2002
Will Smith - Born To Reign
  • Born To Reign

Will Smith - Born To Reign

Columbia 2002
State Property (The Soundtrack)
  • Do You Want Me

State Property (The Soundtrack)

Roc-A-Fella Records 2002
E-40 "The Ballatician" - Grit & Grind
  • Automatic

E-40 “The Ballatician” - Grit & Grind

Jive 2002
B-Legit - Hard 2 B-Legit
  • So International

B-Legit - Hard 2 B-Legit

Koch Records 2002
C-Bo - West Coast Mafia
  • Dub C M’d Out

C-Bo - West Coast Mafia

West Coast Mafia 2002
Kastro & E.D.I. - Blood Brothers
  • Born A Soulja

Kastro & E.D.I. - Blood Brothers

Outlaw Recordz 2002
RL - RL:Ements
  • Ghetto

RL - RL:Ements

J Records 2002
Xzibit - Man Vs Machine
  • Missin’ U

Xzibit – Man Vs Machine

Epic 2002
Erick Sermon - React
  • Hold Up Dub

Erick Sermon – React

J Records 2002
Messy Marv - Turf Politics
  • Turf Politics

Messy Marv – Turf Politics

Scalen Entertainment 2002
3X Krazy - Flowamatic 9

3X Krazy – Flowamatic 9

Moe Doe Entertainment 2002
Fabolous - Street Dreams
  • Not A Give A Fuck

Fabolous - Street Dreams

Desert Storm Records, Elektra 2003
2Pac - The Prophet
  • Tradin’ War Stories

2Pac - The Prophet

Death Row Records 2003
JT The Bigga Figga - Game Tight Vol. 2 (The Collaboration Album)
  • Countin’ Money

JT The Bigga Figga – Game Tight Vol. 2 (The Collaboration Album)

Get Low Recordz 2003
E-40 - Breakin' News
  • Breakin News

E-40 - Breakin’ News

Jive 2003
Pizzo - The Tribulation...

Pizzo – The Tribulation…

Out Of Bounds, Rounda World, Big V Entertainment 2003
Keak Da Sneak - Counting Other Peoples Money

Keak Da Sneak – Counting Other Peoples Money

Moe Doe Entertainment 2003
Mob Figaz - Mob Figaz

Mob Figaz – Mob Figaz

Warlock Records 2003
Cali Boyz - California Street Life
  • Ghetto Supastarz

Cali Boyz – California Street Life

Out Of Bounds Entertainment Group 2004
Ma$e - Welcome Back
  • Into What You Say

Ma$e - Welcome Back

Bad Boy Entertainment 2004
Method Man - Tical 0: The Prequel
  • The Prequel

Method Man - Tical 0: The Prequel

Def Jam Recordings 2004
Xzibit - Weapons Of Mass Destruction
  • Muthafucka

Xzibit - Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Columbia 2004
Federation - The Album
  • Hyphy

Rick Rock Presents Federation - The Album

Virgin 2004
Turf Talk - The Street Novelist
  • The Soil

Turf Talk - The Street Novelist

Sick Wid’ It Records 2004
Messy Marv - Disobayish
  • Well…

Messy Marv - Disobayish

Sumday Entertainment 2004
Murder Dog Celebrating 10 Years - Best Of The Best
  • Godumb Part 2

Murder Dog Celebrating 10 Years – Best Of The Best

Blood Rush Music 2004
E-40 - The Best Of E-40: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
  • Gas, Break, Dip

E-40 – The Best Of E-40: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Sick Wid’ It Records, Jive 2004
West Coast Mafia Gang - Gang Affiliated

West Coast Mafia Gang – Gang Affiliated

West Coast Mafia Records 2004
Keak Da Sneak & Dopegame Presents Dope Game I

Keak Da Sneak & Dopegame Presents Dope Game I: The Comp

Rah Muzic 2004
Laroo Tha Hard Hitta - Hood Journal
  • Super Stars

Laroo Tha Hard Hitta – Hood Journal

Timeless Entertainment, Golden State Records 2004
Mac Mall - Macuscript Vol. 1
  • Ghetto Stardom

Mac Mall – Macuscript Vol. 1

Sesed Out Records 2004
Ya' Boy - Rookie Of The Year
  • Step Ya Game Up

Ya’ Boy - Rookie Of The Year

SMC Recordings 2005
Ras Kass - Institutionalized
  • My Apology

Ras Kass - Institutionalized

Re-Up Entertainment 2005
Spade A.k.a. Spado - Real Talk
  • Where My Dogs?

Spade A.k.a. Spado – Real Talk

West Coast Mafia Records 2005
B-Legit - Block Movement
  • Guess Who’s Back

B-Legit – Block Movement

Block Movement Entertainment, SMC Recordings 2005
Too $hort - Blow The Whistle
  • Keep Bouncin’

Too $hort - Blow The Whistle

Jive 2006
Tha Dogg Pound - Cali Iz Active
  • Hard On A Hoe

Tha Dogg Pound - Cali Iz Active

Koch Records 2006
Ray Cash - C.O.D.
  • Bumpin’ My Music

Ray Cash - C.O.D.

Get-O-Vision 2006
Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
  • Candy (Drippin’ Like Water)

Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

Geffen Records 2006
Tech N9ne - Everready (The Religion)
  • Jellysickle

Tech N9ne – Everready: The Religion

 

Strange Music 2006
Xzibit - Full Circle
  • Rollin’

Xzibit - Full Circle

Koch Records 2006
Thizz Is How We Eat
  • Thizz How We Eat

Thizz Is How We Eat

Thizz Entertainment, Frisco Street Show 2006
Celph Titled - The Gatalog: A Collection Of Chaos
  • Skrilla Guerilla Freestyle

Celph Titled - The Gatalog: A Collection Of Chaos

Endless Recordings 2006
Big Rich A.k.a. Fillmore Rich - Block Tested, Hood Approved
  • Scrape ‘N Shoot

Big Rich A.k.a. Fillmore Rich – Block Tested, Hood Approved

Koch Records 2006
E-40 - My Ghetto Report Card
  • Yay Area

E-40 – My Ghetto Report Card

Reprise Records, Sick Wid It Records 2006
Federation - It's Whateva
  • Bang Bang

Federation - It’s Whateva

Reprise Records 2007
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - T.H.U.G.S.
  • Not That Nigga

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - T.H.U.G.S.

Ruthless Records 2007
Ras Kass - Razzy Kazzy
  • Caution

Ras Kass - Razzy Kazzy

Frequent Music 2007
Bavgate - The King Of Oakland
  • King Of Oakland

Bavgate - The King Of Oakland

Thizz Entertainment 2007
WC - Guilty By Affiliation
  • Look At Me

WC - Guilty By Affiliation

Lench Mob Records 2007
P.S.D. Tha Drivah, Keak Da Sneak & Messy Marv - Da Bidness
  • Cool Nigga

P.S.D. Tha Drivah, Keak Da Sneak & Messy Marv - Da Bidness

AllNDaDoe, Gateway Records, SMC Recordings, Thizz Entertainment 2007
C-Bo Presents Marvaless - Ready Made
  • Ready Made

C-Bo Presents Marvaless – Ready Made

West Coast Mafia 2007
AP.9 Presents The Life And Times Of The Mob Figaz
  • You Created Me

AP.9 Presents The Life And Times Of The Mob Figaz

Mob Figaz LLC 2007
Turf Talk - West Coast Vaccine (The Cure)
  • I Got Chips

Turf Talk - West Coast Vaccine (The Cure)

Sick Wid’ It Records 2007
Stomp The Yard (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Go Hard Or Go Home

Stomp The Yard (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Artists’ Addiction Records 2007
G-Unit - T.O.S.: Terminate On Sight
  • Rider Pt. 2

G-Unit - T.O.S.: Terminate On Sight

G Unit, Interscope Records 2008
Crooked I - Block Obama II: COB (Circle Of Bosses)
  • On My Mama I’m A Boss

Crooked I - Block Obama II: COB (Circle Of Bosses)

Treacherous Records 2008
Snoop Dogg - Ego Trippin
  • Staxxx In My Jeans

Snoop Dogg - Ego Trippin

Geffen Records 2008
E-40 - The Ball Street Journal
  • The Ambassador

E-40 - The Ball Street Journal

Sick Wid’ It Records 2008
One Block Radius - One Block Radius
  • We On

One Block Radius – One Block Radius

Mercury 2008
50 Cent - Before I Self Destruct
  • Stretch

50 Cent - Before I Self Destruct

Interscope Records, Shady Records 2009
Grouch & The Eligh - Say G & E
  • Denial

Grouch & The Eligh - Say G & E

Legendary Music (US) 2009
The Jacka Hosts And Presents B.A.R.S Awards
  • How We Get It

The Jacka Hosts And Presents B.A.R.S Awards

NorCal NoiseFest, Artist Records 2009
E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Day Shift
  • The Weedman

E-40 - Revenue Retrievin’: Day Shift

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2010
E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift
  • Over The Stove

E-40 - Revenue Retrievin’: Night Shift

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2010
Snoop Dogg - Doggumentary
  • My F**N House

Snoop Dogg – Doggumentary

Priority Records, Doggy Style Records 2011
Xzibit - Napalm
  • Up Out The Way

Xzibit – Napalm

Open Bar Entertainment 2012
E-40 & Too Short - History: Function Music
  • Bout My Money

E-40 & Too Short – History: Function Music

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2012
E-40 & Too $hort - History: Mob Music
  • Knockin’ A Bitch

E-40 & Too $hort – History: Mob Music

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2012
PSD Tha Drivah - Bullets And Bouquets
  • Better Way

PSD Tha Drivah – Bullets And Bouquets

SMC Recordings 2012
E-40 - The Block Brochure - Welcome To The Soil 1
  • Slummin’

E-40 – The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2012
E-40 - The Block Brochure - Welcome To The Soil 2
  • Everything

E-40 – The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 2

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2012
E-40 - The Block Brochure - Welcome To The Soil 3
  • Jealous

E-40 – The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 3

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2012
E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 6

E-40 – The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 6

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2013