Ad-Rock is an American guitarist, actor, and also a rapper. His birth name is Adam Keefe Horovitz, he also goes by the name King Ad-Rock. Keefe is best recognized as one of the key members of the hip hop group called ” Beastie Boys.
Ad-Rock Early Life
He was primarily raised in Manhattan, New York, the U.S. in a region called Park Avenue. Horovitz has a sister who is a film producer Rachael Horovitz. Therefore, He is the son of the co-founder of Gloucester Stage Company Israel Horovitz, Ad-Rock’s mother name is Doris Keefe who used to be a painter. His mother was a Roman Catholic with Irish descent, while his father is Jewish.
Ad-Rock Career Journey
Keefe began his music career first in the rock band called the Young and the Useless, the band mostly performed with the Beastie Boys. the Young and the Useless band was managed by Nick Cooper who was a former manager of the Beastie Boys. It was through the resignation of John Berry who was a guitarist that abled Horovitz to step in and replace him. While well, after Keefe officially joined the band, they adjust their sound from hardcore punk band to a hip hop culture.
Nevertheless, the band was signed by Def Jam, and soon the band launched their first album entitled ” Licensed to III”. The album produced a massive success with six hit songs. It was a back to back the release of albums, seven of them included, in 2010 the band had sold over 22 million records in the U.S and 40 million globally.
Besides that, due to his good job in the band, Ad-Roch remixes multiple songs with other artists under the alias 41 small stars. Early additional, the Beastie Boys were included into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Keefe also plays bass in The Tender Moments, hence backing the band of New York-based Cabaret performer Bridget Everett.Ad-Rock image
Ad-Rock Net worth
As an American professional rapper and an actor, his net worth is approximately 90 million U.S dollars
He was born in New York, New York City, U.S. Horowitz is 52 years old, while he will be celebrating his 53 birthday on October 31, 2019.
He is a musician, an actor, guitarist, but commonly a rapper.
However, Keefe has also played many motion pictures and Tv shows. He acted as Nick in Golden Exits aired in 2017, as Tim’ Chino’ Doolan in Los Angels filmed in 1989, as Fletcher in While We’re Young( 2014). Indeed, he also acted as Sam in a comedy movie featuring artists like John Doe of the L.A punk band X ” Roadside Prophets( 1992)
Ad-Rock Personal life
Horowitz is a married man, he married Kathleen Hanna in 2006. His wife is also a musician. Ad-Rock has a house in South Pasadena, California which he bought it on November 2018
Ad-Rock with BS 2000
- BS 2000 (1997)
- Simply Mortified (2000
- The Young and the Useless
- Beastie Boys
- Dead Fucking Last
- BS 200
The Beastie Boys band tracks
Licensed to Ill (1986)
Paul’s Boutique (1989)
Check Your Head (1992)
Ill Communication (1994)
Hello Nasty (1998)
To the 5 Boroughs (2004)
The Mix-Up (2007)
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (2011)