Chris Roney

Chris Roney

Real Name:
Christopher Roney
A member of Philadelphia's Hilltop Hustlers Records crew, Cool C's laid-back and stoned rhymes are best heard on the 1989 singles "I Gotta Habit" and "Glamorous Life", the latter of which liberally sampled Sheila E.'s song of the same title. His 1987 debut single gained him a good amount of attention and caught a lot of ears: "Juice Crew Dis" took aim at the New York based crew run by influential producer Marley Marl (a group that included heavyweights Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane). A pair of 1988 singles for Hilltop and City Beat landed him a contract with Atlantic, where he released his two full-length solo records, "I Gotta Habit" (1989) and "Life in the Ghetto" (1990). A couple of years later, he put his solo career aside to join C.E.B. with DJ Ultimate Eaze and Warren McGlone AKA Steady B.
In March 1997, Roney was sentenced to death for the first-degree murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Lauretha Vaird during a failed PNC Bank robbery he committed along with Warren McGlone and Ernest Mark Canty (both whom were convicted of second-degree murder). The murder occured on January 2, 1996 during the attempted bank robbery. Roney was the triggerman, while McGlone drove the getaway car. Canty held the 9mm. gun and ordered employees of the PNC bank to open the vault. Vaird, who responded to the bank’s silent alarm, was shot in the abdomen by Roney, and was the city’s first female officer to be killed in the line of duty.
He is currently an inmate at Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institution at Greene.
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Chris Roney Discography Tracks

Writing & Arrangement

Cool C Cool C - Juice Crew Dis Hilltop Hustlers Records US 1987 Sell This Version
CBE 1218 3-D* 3-D* - Crushin' & Bussin' / On The Dope Side(12") City Beat CBE 1218 UK 1988 Sell This Version
HTH-003 Cool C Cool C - Down To The Grissle(12") Hilltop Hustlers Records HTH-003 US 1988 Sell This Version
3-D* 3-D* - Original Stylin' (Album) Arista UK 1988 Sell This Version
Cool C Cool C - Glamorous Life Atlantic US 1989 Sell This Version
82020-1, 7 82020-1 Cool C Cool C - I Gotta Habit(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 82020-1, 7 82020-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
HIP 90 Steady B Attitude Problem (as C. Roney) Steady B - Going Steady(LP, Album) Jive, Pop Art Records HIP 90 UK 1989 Sell This Version
Cool C Cool C - If You Really Love Me Atlantic US 1990 Sell This Version
Various Life In The Ghetto (as Roney) Various - Cool Energy (Comp) EastWest Germany 1991 Sell This Version
ACD 74784 C.E.B. C.E.B. - Get The Point(12", Promo) Ruffhouse Records ACD 74784 US 1992 Sell This Version
BU - 1090793 Various Get The Point (as C. Roney) Various - Disco Mania(Cass, Comp) Bulletin International BU - 1090793 Indonesia 1993 Sell This Version
CSK 5105 Various Pass The Ammo Various - Wick...ed Sampler(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Columbia, Chaos (3), Ruffhouse Records, Def Jam Recordings, DJ West, Soul Convention CSK 5105 US 1995 Sell This Version