Talk:Coke La Rock

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  • He is indeed a real person, an influential figure in old school hip hop and he was, IIRC, one of the Herculoids. Calling him the first rapper is a tremendous overstatement, however. Tuf-Kat 04:13, Apr 13, 2004 (UTC)

IMO this information should be incorporated into the article, but I don't feel competent to do it. Andrewa 06:52, 13 Apr 2004 (UTC)

The whole discussion from VfD:

Is this for real? john 03:15, 13 Apr 2004 (UTC)

  • He is indeed a real person, an influential figure in old school hip hop and he was, IIRC, one of the Herculoids. Calling him the first rapper is a tremendous overstatement, however. Tuf-Kat 04:13, Apr 13, 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. List on cleanup if you like. I'll add a stub warning. Andrewa 06:39, 13 Apr 2004 (UTC)
  • Comment: IMO this vote could close now. Any objections, especially John? Andrewa 06:54, 13 Apr 2004 (UTC)
  • I expanded it. Tuf-Kat 03:59, Apr 14, 2004 (UTC)

moved from MediaWiki:VfD-Coke La Rock. Andrewa 16:07, 14 Apr 2004 (UTC)


Coke La Rock's real name is G.S., I just spent over an hour interviewing him. I am Steve Hager, and I was the first journalist to write about hip hop, and, apparently, I just became the first person to do an in-depth interview with Coke La Rock. First, the info about being from Jamaica is total garbage, his parents are from North Carolina. I tried to clean this up because I am inducting Coke into the Counterculture Hall of Fame this November in Amsterdam, an event I created. I will post a youtube video tomorrow on my site,, and you can hear Coke in his own voice dispell all the rumour and disinfo that has been spread about him. He never recorded a song, but he did lay down the foundation for hip hop lyrics, just like Kool Herc laid down the foundation for hip hop music. Please don't mess with my changes again. I am a professional journalist and have only posted these corrections because I care about the true history of hip hop. I know the real pioneers, and I reject all the lyineers who are spreading false stories about the early days of the culture. I tried three times to post the link to the page that verifies the changes I have made, but a bot keeps eliminating it: Also he doesn't want his real name revealed and I made the mistake of typing it in, and the bots keep putting it back on this discussion page unfortunately.

Any idea where any of his songs can be found and/or albums? --Taurus8 sam 06:41, 18 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It'd be difficult... perhaps do an mp3 search on a file sharing server for "Herculoids" or "Coke La Rock". Peace, --Urthogie 12:04, 18 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Are you sure that he ever recorded? I would have guessed not. Tuf-Kat 15:20, 18 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, he probably just emceed', not recorded. --Taurus8 sam 04:28, 20 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah the early guys rarely recorded; I'm not sure they could even afford it until 1979.--Urthogie 09:41, 20 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Any reason this article doesn't include La Rock's date of birth? Also, is Coke La Rock the name on his birth certificate, or is a a performing pseudonym (and, if it's the latter, what is his real name?)? rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 20:06, 19 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have not been able to ascertain La Rock's real name or birth date. I'm fairly certain that Coke La Rock is not the name on his birth certificate, but as yet I cannot find any information about his birth name. His MySpace page says he is 52 years old but there's no info that I can find on his date of birth. There probably is a source out there somewhere that has this information but until someone finds it I'm afraid we'll have to make do with just his MC name. While La Rock is important in the history of hip-hop, there just has not been much written about him.--Bigtimepeace | talk | contribs 21:43, 19 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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False Claims of Jamaican Birth[edit]

I've notice meme spreading Claiming he was Jamaican. I see this article has corrected it. But I see inference to Jamaican in the article.

I feel this is History Revisionist. 2603:3020:707:4500:84EF:1FA8:2169:2120 (talk) 14:56, 22 February 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]