Federation

Federation

Biography

After producing hits for the likes of 2Pac, Jay-Z, and E-40, the California-based Rick Rock recruited rappers Doonie Baby, Goldie Gold, and Mr. Stress and formed his own crew, Federation, in 2002.

Their debut, simply titled The Album, appeared in 2004 on the Virgin label.Critics and the hip-hop faithful graced the hostile, hard album with praise, but Rock wasn't satisfied with Virgin's promotion, even if the album did eventually go gold. In 2005, Rock announced he was moving the band to the Warner Bros. family of labels, and Federation resurfaced two years later on the Reprise division with It's Whateva (2007).

Discography

Rick Rock Presents Federation - The Album

Rick Rock Presents Federation - The Album

Virgin2004
Federation - It's Whateva

Federation - It's Whateva

Reprise Records2007

Guest Appearances

Furious - Breaking Point
  • Straight Up

Furious - Breaking Point

Divine Entertainment, Complex Level Productions2005
Nump - The Nump Yard
  • I Gott Grapes

Nump - The Nump Yard

Bay Luv Records2005
Laroo Tha Hard Hitta - Timeless Music
  • Bay Bidness

Laroo Tha Hard Hitta - Timeless Music

Timeless Entertainment2005
Celly Cel - It'z Real Out Here
  • Scrape Wit Me

Celly Cel - It'z Real Out Here

Realside Records2005
Nasty Nate - Custom Made
  • Cars, Clubs, Whatever

Nasty Nate - Custom Made

Blaze Entertainment2005
The Jacka Presents The Conference - Conference Call
  • On Everythang

The Jacka Presents The Conference - Conference Call

Western Conference Ent.2005
Young Dru - Mafioso
  • Cars, Clubs, Whatever

Young Dru - Mafioso

Not On Label2006
Honest Bob - Boss Game
  • Hands N' Da Air

Honest Bob - Boss Game

Power Moves Entertainment2006
E-40 - My Ghetto Report Card
  • Go Hard Or Go Home

E-40 - My Ghetto Report Card

Reprise Records, Sick Wid It Records2006
Cozmo - The Streets Are Mine
  • Drinks Up

Cozmo - The Streets Are Mine

Star Quality Records2007
The Jacka - The Street Album
  • For The Mob

The Jacka - The Street Album

The Artist Records2008
Young Dru - Block Star
  • Pimpin'

Young Dru - Block Star

40 Ounce Records2009
The Yay Boyz - Nosebleed Muzik
  • I Go Wit It

The Yay Boyz - NoseBleed Muzik

Guerrilla Entertainment2009
Paul Wall - Fast Life
  • Pop One Of These

Paul Wall - Fast Life

Swishahouse2009
Bugzy - No New Jack (Collectors Edition)
  • Respected

Bugzy - No New Jack (Collectors Edition)

Made Life Records2015
Mac Mall - Legal Business
  • Keep It Real

Mac Mall - Legal Business?

Thizzlamic2015
Rick Rock - Rocket The Album
  • On My Line

Rick Rock - Rocket The Album

Southwest Federation Records2015

Compilations

Various - Obstacles Soundtrack
  • Watch Out

Various - Obstacles Soundtrack

Liquid 8 Records2000
Various - Mike Mosley Presents Major Work Soundtrack
  • Sickness

Various - Mike Mosley Presents Major Work Soundtrack

Steady Mobbin Productions, Warlock Records2002
E-40 - The Best Of E-40: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
  • Gas, Break, Dip

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

Jive, Sick Wid' It Records2004
Various - Murder Dog - Celebrating 10 Years - Best Of The Best
  • Go Dumb Part 2

Various - Murder Dog - Celebrating 10 Years - Best Of The Best

Murder Dog Magazine2004
Various - E-40 Presents The Bay Bridges Compilation Vol. 1
  • Go Ignat

Various - E-40 Presents The Bay Bridges Compilation Vol. 1

Sick Wid' It Records2005
Various - D-Shot & Shawn Boy Presents Boss Ballin 4: The Next Line Of Hitters
  • Money Makes Tha World Go Round

Various - D-Shot & Shawn Boy Presents Boss Ballin 4: The Next Line Of Hitters

Shot Records2005
Various - Too Hard For The Radio: Street Beat Exclusives Vol. 1
  • So Crazy

Various - Too Hard For The Radio: Street Beat Exclusives Vol. 1

168 Entertainment2005
Various - Ghetto Gumbo Raw Uncut Vol. 1
  • Ride And Scrape

Various - Ghetto Gumbo Raw Uncut Vol. 1

Side Industry2005
Various - The Bay Movement
  • Bang

Various - The Bay Movement

Get Low Digital2006
Various - Lace Presents Mob Report
  • Ride And Scrape

Various - Lace Presents Mob Report

Str8 Lace Entertainment2006
Various - Timeless Entertainment Presents Bay Area Co-Op: Hyphy Vs. Gangsta
  • Get Mine

Various - Timeless Entertainment Presents Bay Area Co-Op: Hyphy Vs. Gangsta

Timeless Entertainment2007
Gennessee - The Hyphy Formula
  • Hyphy Touch

Gennessee - The Hyphy Formula

Noble Music Group2007
Various - Scoob Nitty Presents Paper & Politics
  • Respected

Various - Scoob Nitty Presents Paper & Politics

Supernatural Records2007
Various - DJ Shadow Presents The Hyphy Movement
  • I Gott Grapes

Various - DJ Shadow Presents The Hyphy Movement

Rush! Production, Toy's Factory2007
Hyphy Beats - Hyphy Beats Vol. 2
  • Hyphy Touch

Hyphy Beats - Hyphy Beats Vol. 2

Fairfax Music Group2007
Various - Shiftkits & Hood Chicks Vol. 1
  • Sickness

Various - Shiftkits & Hood Chicks Vol. 1

Damage Records2008
Various - Yukmouth Presents 420
  • I Got Grapes

Various - Yukmouth Presents 420

EMPIRE Distribution2009
Various - JT The Bigga Figga Presents Prince Of Slapp
  • 15's

Various - JT The Bigga Figga Presents Prince Of Slapp

Cornerstore Records2009
Jay Tee - Appearances Vol. 2
  • Pimpin'

Jay Tee - Appearances Vol. 2

40 Ounce Records2009
Juvenile & JT The Bigga Figga - South West Bosses
  • Get There

Juvenile & JT The Bigga Figga - South West Bosses

Get Low Digital2009
Various - Yay Area Most Wanted Vol. 2: E-40 Charlie Hustle Edition
  • Happy I Met You

Various - Yay Area Most Wanted Vol. 2: E-40 Charlie Hustle Edition

Cartier Entertainment2009
Kurupt - Penagon Rydaz
  • I'm Burnt (Rick Rock: Yay Area Remix)

Kurupt - Penagon Rydaz

Penagon Entertainment LLC2011