American rapper and member of hip-hop supergroups Boot Camp Clik and Random Axe, he was half of the duo Heltah Skeltah, performing under the name Ruckus (sometimes abbreviated as Ruck), along with partner Rock. Sean Price is worth about $2 million.
Early Life and Career
Born on March 17, 1972, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Sean Price often referred to as ‘Ruck’ was a rapper who left his mark in the music industry as a member of popular hip-hop groups like Boot Camp Clik and Random Axe, which he formed together with Guilty Simpson and producer Black Milk.
Price rose to prominence in the industry as half of the duo Heltah Skeltah wherein he performed under the name Ruckus or Ruck alongside his partner Rock. A Muslim by religion, Sean Price converted himself to the faith in 2009.
Earlier in 1996, Price emerged as one half of the critically acclaimed Brooklyn duo. The same year, the pair released their debut album Nocturnal under Duck Down Records. After their debut sailed off smoothly, Heltah Skeltah went on to drop two more albums including 1998’s Magnum Force and 2008’s D.I.R.T.
Following his successful launch into the world of hip-hop in the 1990s, Price judiciously used the 2000s to establish himself as a strong force in the underground hip-hop community, and in 2005, the rapper released his first solo album Monkey Barz, to much critical acclaim. He followed it up in 2007 with Jesus Price Supastar and later in 2012, he dropped another one – Mic Tyson.
He also worked on a collaborative album with Ill Bill to produce The Pill which was a combination of both of their names.
Sean Price Asset Value
Sean Price’s financial earnings didn’t stop growing even after his demise. Shortly after his death in 2015, Songs in the Key of Price, a mixtape recorded before he kicked the bucket was released posthumously on August 21. Apparently, his last offering was already in the works prior to his death. Three of his songs made Billboard’s Top 200 in 2007, 2012 and 2017 respectively.
Notably, Sean Price’s net worth was accumulated through several other sources apart from hip-hop. The rapper was featured in video game NBA 2k11 as a playable character in street mode when he lived in Brownsville. In addition, he also appeared as the judge of the show called Ultimate MC TV Show alongside Royce da 5’9″, Organik, Planet Asia, and Pharoahe Monch in 2011. Price also appeared in several television interviews while he has made several stage performances alongside Book Camp Clik and Dru Ha.
The End of an Era: Death and Cause Of Death
Despite not being a popular personality in the hip-hop music scene, the late rapper, Sean Price was considered a notable rapper around Brooklyn. He died at the age of 43 on August 8, 2015, leaving behind an estimated personal wealth valued at $2 million for his wife Bernadette and three children.
While the major details surrounding his death were not immediately available, a statement from his camp confirmed his death at the time. Nevertheless, the only information available was that the rapper died at home in his sleep.
“It is with beyond a heavy heart that Duck Down Music is sadly confirming that Sean Price passed away early this morning in his Brooklyn apartment, Saturday, August 8th, 2015,” read the statement, adding that, “the cause of death is currently unknown, but it was reported that he died in his sleep. He’s survived by his wife, and three children not forgetting a grieving rap community.
The rapper’s death came as a shock to his fans and counterparts who made every effort possible to make the pain go away for the family he left behind. Four days after his death, fans of Price were able to raise up to $72,883 on the fundraising website Crowdrise in support of his family. Some high profile celebrities also contributed to the cause by donating generously. According to the information available on Dru-Ha’s Instagram, Jay-Z donated $50,000 while Eminem’s Shady Records donated $10,000 to the fundraiser.
Surely, there’s nothing more to say about the late Sean Price who used his passion for rap to define himself. The Brooklyn rapper’s illustrious career spanning two decades was anchored by his gift of witty wordplay and unparalleled heavy-hitting punchlines. He always had a way of keeping his loyal fanbase simultaneously nodding their heads while he spits.
Quick Facts about Sean Price
Full Name: Sean Price
Profession: Rapper, hip-hop artist
Height: 6′ 3″ (1.91 m)
Date of Birth: March 17, 1972
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Date of Death: August 8, 2015
Marital Status: Married
Astrological Sign: Pisces