Vin Rock Net Worth – $1 million
What is Vin Rock’s net worth?
Vin Rock (real name: Vincent Brown) is an American rapper.
He is best known as one-third of the rap outfit ‘Naughty by Nature.’
Vin Rock was born on September 17, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey, USA.
Little is known about his early life or about his family, including whether or not he has siblings.
Rock became interested in hip-hop at an early age, and he and his later bandmates were involved in the East Orange rap scene from their early teens onwards.
Naughty By Nature
He is a second member of Naughty By Nature, an American hip-hop trio from East Orange, New Jersey, that consists of:
- DJ Kay Gee (born Keir Lamont Gist, September 15, 1969);
- Treach (Anthony Criss, born December 2, 1970);
- Vin Rock.
The trio that would become Naughty by Nature first came together in East Orange in 1986, when Rock was 16 years old.
They were initially known as ‘New Style,’ and members consisted of Rock, Anthony Criss (better known as ‘Treach’), and Keir Lamont Gist (AKA ‘DJ Kay Gee’).
New Style made a minor splash on the hip-hop scene with the release of their first album, Independent Leaders. The album generated one moderately successful track, Scuffin’ Those Knees.
Following this, the rap outfit attracted the attention of fellow New Jersey native Queen Latifah, who took the band under her wing and began to mentor them.
Under Latifah’s direction, the trio rebranded, becoming Naughty by Nature.
In 1991, they release their debut album, the eponymously-entitled Naughty by Nature. The album was a massive success, eventually reaching Platinum status (meaning more than one million copies were sold).
Several of the tracks from the album were huge hits. The first track to make it big was O.P.P., which sampled the Jackson Five’s ABC and reached #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song, which was praised by critics for being ‘catchy and subversive,’ revolved around infidelity (‘O.P.P.’ standing for ‘other people’s pussy’).
O.P.P was so successful that it still appears on many contemporary ‘top rap track of all time’ lists, and has had an enduring effect on the hip-hop scene. Its crossover appeal is cited as one of the reasons for this, together with its sly and subversive look at something as controversial as infidelity.
The group’s success continued with another hit track from the album, Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (also known as Ghetto Bastard). The song also sampled another famous track – Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry.
The group continued to release albums throughout the 1990s, but although they enjoyed moderate success, they failed to recapture the success they experienced with Naughty by Nature.
The group disbanded in the early 2000s after DJ Kay Gee’s departure and a lukewarm reception to their sixth studio album. They later reunited in 2010, only for Rock to be fired by the other two members in 2013.
Rock reconciled with band member Treach in 2015, and the two remain cordial.
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Naughty By Nature released the following albums:
- Anthem Inc.;
- Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature’s Fury;
- Poverty’s Paradise;
- Naughty by Nature;
- Independent Leaders.
Vin Rock is guarded about his personal life, and little is known about his family.
It is unknown whether or not he has a partner, or whether he has any children.
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”We’ve been trying to get this Naughty documentary done celebrating our 25 years in the music industry, and that will lend itself to new music.”
”We have also been guests of Donnie Wahlberg and New Kids on the Block for their cruise. This will be the first cruise of this kind where we will be one of the headlining billed artists.”
”I just think it is a matter of kids don’t have the same challenges we have. It is going to reflect in the music and it is going to be different in the music.” (CrypticRock)
”Having our brand and the hit records that we have, it’s really a gifted man. Sometimes when you live in it and you’re in it, you may not appreciate how blessed you are. Having a hiccup like that helps us realize it.”
”To be blessed enough to make a living out of it and be considered legends amongst our peers and legends in our genre is a blessing. It is a definite blessing.”
”At the time, we were like 22-23 years in the music industry and things happen over awhile. But, once the dust settles, you size up your options.”
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Vin Rock – Net Worth
So, how much is Vin Rock worth?
Rock earns most of his income from selling tickets to his concerts, sponsors, working as a DJ, and selling his albums, especially online.
Therefore, Vin Rock has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
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