Spank Rock, while generally considered a duo, is also the name taken by MC Naeem Juwan. As an act, Spank Rock is joined by producer XXXchange, who is sometimes credited as Armani XXXchange and was born into this world as Alex Epton. Both Spank Rock and XXXchange grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, though they did not meet until many years later, after they had both made independent forays into the underground rap and neo-electro scenes.
Spank Rock was introduced to the music business after forging a friendship with Shawn J. Period, a producer who had worked with Mos Def and Talib Kweli. As a kid, Spank Rock sought guidance from Period and the producer is often credited with giving him the motivation to move to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania... Read More