Spank Rock

Spank Rock

Spank Rock in San Francisco in 2011
Background information
Origin Baltimore, Maryland, USA[1]
Genres Rap, Electronic music[2]
Labels Bad Blood Records, Big Dada, Downtown Records
Associated acts Amanda Blank, The Mr. Move
MC Spank Rock, Chris Devlin, Alex Epton, Ron Darko

Spank Rock is an American hip-hop group consisting of rapper Naeem Juwan (MC Spank Rock) and producer Alex Epton (XXXChange). Their style is generally described as a mix of underground alternative rap and electro and rock.



Spank Rock began performing in Philadelphia and Phoenixville, where their reputation quickly increased. They later toured with Hollertronix and M.I.A.. They also toured with Beck in 2006.[3] Spank Rock's debut album YoYoYoYoYo was released in 2006 on the Big Dada record label.

In June 2011, Spank Rock officially announced that his second full length album, Everything is Boring and Everyone is a Fucking Liar, would be released September 27, 2011 on his own label, Bad Blood Records.[4] premiered the first single from the album, titled "Energy," produced by Boys Noize and based on a beat from Can's song "Vitamin C".[5] Pitchfork also reported that the upcoming album will feature production from Boys Noize, XXXChange, Diplo, Crystal Castles, Pharrell and Sam Spiegel, and features Santigold.[6]

Their single, "Bump", was named Single of the Year by Xfm London breakfast DJ Lauren Laverne in 2006.[7] "Backyard Betty" was featured in a scene from Harmony Korine's 2007 film Mister Lonely. "Bump" was also played at the beginning of an episode in season three of Entourage. A remixed version of "Bump" is played on a Wish-Bone salad dressing commercial. In the video game Need for Speed: Carbon, the song "What It Look Like" appears. In Madden NFL 07, "Backyard Betty" is featured. Also, an instrumental version of "Loose" is in the game NBA 2K9. Spank Rock is one of the faces of Alexander Wang's 2011 T collection, along with Santigold.[8]

In June 2007, Spank Rock signed a deal with Downtown Records.[9] Spank Rock's first Downtown Records release came in the form of fall 2007's Benny Blanco & Spank Rock Present: Bangers & Cash EP , a 2 Live Crew inspired 5 song EP.[10] Spank Rock also contributed a rap on the "Benny Blanco" remix of the track Heart Beat Rock; taken from Australian singer Kylie Minogue's 2007/8 Grammy nominated album "X".

In 2010 MC Spank Rock was featured along with The View's Kyle Falconer on "The Bike Song" by Mark Ronson, which featured on Ronson's 2010 album Record Collection. He was also the touring rapper on the album's 2010 UK tour.



  • YoYoYoYoYo (2006)
  • Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar (2011)


  • "Put That Pussy on Me" (2005)
  • "Rick Rubin" (2006)
  • "Sweet Talk" (2006)
  • "Bump" (2006)
  • "Energy" (2011)
  • "Car Song"(2011)


  • Benny Blanco & Spank Rock Present: Bangers & Cash (2007)

Other releases

  • Couche Tard (2006)
  • FabricLive.33 (2007)


  • "D.A.N.C.E." (Remix featuring Mos Def and Spank Rock) (2007)
  • "Kick Drum" from Noise Won't Stop by Shy Child (2007)
  • "Back It Up" from Ed Rec Vol. 3 by Feadz (2008)
  • "Keep My Composure" from Brotherhood by The Chemical Brothers (2008)
  • "Heart Beat Rock" (Benny Blanco Mix featuring Spank Rock) from X by Kylie Minogue (2008)
  • "Shove It" from Santigold by Santigold (2008)
  • "Trick or Treat" from Stainless Style by Neon Neon (2008)
  • "Radical Businessman" from Tut Tut, Now Shake Ya Butt by Japanther (2008)
  • "Roll That Shit" from Booty Breaks Vol. 3 by Deekline & Wizard (2008)
  • "Ultraviolence" (Remix featuring Spank Rock) by Heartsrevolution (2009)
  • "Wachadoin" (featuring Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santogold, & Nick Zinner) from The Spirit of Apollo by N.A.S.A. (musical group) (2009)
  • "My Eyes" (featuring Spank Rock, Theophilus London, Melo-X & Zakee) from Mishka and Ninjasonik present Darth Banhao by Mishka and Ninjasonik (2009)
  • "Backseat" (featuring Spank Rock, Lady Tigra & Damien Adore) from Backseat - Single by Staygold (2010)
  • "Park The Truck" (featuring Spank Rock) from Tons Of Friends by Crookers (2010)
  • "The Bike Song" (feat. Kyle Falconer & Spank Rock) from Record Collection (album) by Mark Ronson (2010)


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  3. ^ "Baltimore's Spank Rock: Unhinged but Hot", Porter, Christopher,, October 30, 2006.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ Xfm DJs' Top 5s of 2006
  8. ^ [4]
  9. ^ "Spank Rock Goes Downtown: Will They Be the New Gnarls Barkley?", The Editors, The Daily Swarm, June 20, 2007.
  10. ^ "Spank Rock's 2 Live Crew Inspired EP Revealed", Thompson, Paul, Pitchfork, September 4, 2007.

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