Heltah Skeltah
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Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, United States


Hip hop

Years active

1994-2000, 2005-2015


Duck Down

Associated acts

Da Beatminerz, Black Moon, Boot Camp Clik, The Fab 5, O.G.C., Smif-n-Wessun

Past members

Heltah Skeltah was an American hip hop duo from Brooklyn, New York. Consisting of rappers Rock and Sean Price (formerly known as Ruck), the two were also members of the supergroup Boot Camp Clik.

Heltah Skeltah debuted on Smif-n-Wessun's album Dah Shinin' in 1995, appearing on three songs. Later that same year, they grouped up with fellow Boot Camp members O.G.C. to form The Fab 5, and released a surprise hit single, "Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka". Heltah Skeltah released its anticipated debut, Nocturnal, in June 1996, which sold 250,000 copies in the United States and received praise for its grimy, basement sound and strong lyrics. The duo contributed to a group album with the Boot Camp Clik in 1997, then followed in 1998 with their second album Magnum Force. The album was criticized for its lighter content, and the duo split up soon after its release.

Heltah Skeltah made an official reunion in 2005, with appearances on Sean Price's solo album Monkey Barz and Smif-n-Wessun's album Smif 'n' Wessun: Reloaded. The duo released their final album together, D.I.R.T., in 2008. On 8 August 2015, Sean Price passed away in his sleep at the age of 43. 

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