Chief Rocka

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"Chief Rocka" is the third single released from the Lords of the Underground's debut album, Here Come the Lords. The song was produced and featured scratches by K-Def, with K-Def and Marley Marl mixing it. "Chief Rocka" became the group's most successful single and has become their signature song. It peaked at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100, the group's highest appearance on that chart, and went to #1 on the Hot Rap Singles. The line "I live for the funk, I die for the funk" was sampled for the hook of The Notorious B.I.G. song "Machine Gun Funk" from his 1994 classic Ready to Die. The chorus was also interpolated in Kanye West's "Guilt Trip" on his 2013 Yeezus.

"Chief Rocka"
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Single by Lords of the Underground
from the album Here Come the Lords
ReleasedJune 3, 1993
GenreHip hop
Songwriter(s)Lords of the Underground
Lords of the Underground singles chronology
"Funky Child"
"Chief Rocka"
"Here Come the Lords"

Single track listingEdit


  1. "Chief Rocka" (Rumblin' Mix)- 4:07
  2. "Chief Rocka" (Instrumental)- 4:07
  3. "Chief Rocka" (Beat-A-Pella)- 4:04


  1. "Chief Rocka" (Jazzy Underground Mix)- 4:04
  2. "Chief Rocka" (Video Version)- 4:07
  3. "Chief Rocka" (Mixshow DJ Mix)- 4:04


Chart Position
Billboard Hot 100 54
U.S. R&B / Hip-Hop 35
Hot Rap Singles 1
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 10