Ad-Rock is a celebrated American rapper, musician, and actor. He was one of the five core members of the three times Grammy Award-winning band, Beastie Boys.
Who is Ad-Rock?
Adam Keefe Horovitz, popularly known by Ad-Rock’s stage name, is a famous rapper, actor, and guitarist in the United States of America. He got the limelight after becoming one of the lead vocalists and guitarists of the legendary hip hop band Beastie Boys. Rock was a member of the band and John Berry, Mike D, Kate Schellenbach, and MCA. Some of the hit studio albums of Beastie Boys are Licensed to Ill, Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty, and others. The rapper was also the founding member of the rap group BS 2000.
With whom he has released two albums- BS 2000 and Mortified. Apart from being a rapper, Ad-Rock has also gained fame as an actor. He has acted in hit movies such as Lost Angels, A Kiss Before Dying, Roadside Prophets, Who’s the Man?, Godspeed, While We’re Young, etc. Ad-Rock received several prestigious honors in his career. During his stay in the Beastie Boys, the rapper won three Grammy Awards out of ten nominations. Apart from that, the band received four MTV Video Music Awards and one MTV Europe Music Awards.
|Birth Name||Adam Keefe Horovitz|
|Birth Date||October 31, 1966 (Age 54)|
|Birth Place||New York City, New York, USA|
|Other Names||Adrock, King Ad-Rock, The Kid|
|Parent(s)||Israel Horovitz, Doris Keefe|
|Sibling(s)||Rachael Horovitz, Matthew Horovitz, Hannah Horovitz, Oliver Horovitz|
|High School||City-As-School, McBurney School|
|Profession||Rapper, Actor, Guitarist|
|Active Years||1982- Present|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
|Spouse(s)||Kathleen Hanna (2006- Present)
Ione Skye (1992-1999)
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|Net worth||$90 Million|
What does Ad-Rock do?
- Ad-Rock is a famous rapper, actor, and musician in the USA. He started his career as a guitarist in the eminent punk band, The Young and the Useless. He then joined Beastie Boys at the age of 16 as a guitarist after their member, John Berry, in 1982. Rock changed the culture of the group and introduced hip hop to it. Beastie Boys gradually became a hip-hop band changing its treatment towards rock-punk. In 1986, the boy band released their first album, Licensed to Ill.
- The success of the discography was followed by their second album Paul’s Boutique, in 1989. Ad-Rock made his debut with the 1989 film Lost Angels as an actor. In 1991, the actor acted in the erotic drama, A Kiss Before Dying. He has also played a cameo in the 1993 thriller comedy, Who’s the Man?. In 2017, Rock played the character of Nick in Golden Exits. The actor appeared in the 2020 documentary film Beastie Boys Story. In 1997, Ad-Rock founded the hip hop group BS 2000 and Amery Smith. The group released two major discographies, namely BS 2000 in 1997 and Mortified in 2000.
What is Ad-Rock’s family background?
Ad-Rock was born in New York, USA, on October 31, 1966. His parents are Israel Horovitz and Doris Keefe. Rock spent his childhood with four of his siblings- Rachael Horovitz, Matthew Horovitz, Hannah Horovitz, Oliver Horovitz. The rapper attended City-As-School.
Is Ad-Rock married?
He has been married to Kathleen Hanna since 2006. There is no information about their kids. Before Hanna, Rock married Ione Skye in 1992, but they separated in 1999. The rapper was also in a relationship with actress Molly Ringwald.
Is Ad-Rock rich?
Ad-Rock is one of the wealthiest rappers in the USA. His net worth is $90 Million.
- Ad-Rock founded the group BS 2000 in 1997.
- He was a member of Beastie Boys.
- Rock is 5.6 feet tall.
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