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Ian Rock (Born: June 22) has barely been in three adult features ... and he already has developed a strong, loyal fanbase. The 6'2" 208lbs. muscularly built performer hails from Chicago. Rock was an athlete in high school. He played football and track. Rock has also been a personal trainer, and is a fitness fanatic.
The African-American/American Indian (Cherokee to be exact) mix musclebound star initially got his feet wet in the adult industry by doing solo scenes for websites (such as BigCockSociety, BlackStudSociety, TakeMyCum and StallionMen). Ian Rock got his break into adult films by starring in Marc's Hawaiian Dreams, which featured a scene with his partner Aarin Driver.
Packing 11.5 x 7 inches ... Ian Rock has certainly made a lasting impression on his fans. He can most recently be seen in the (sure to be classic) latest installment in the popular Black Balled series ... Black Balled 6: Under the Hood. The 41-year-old performer will also be featured in upcoming layouts in national and international business. Ian is also featured on Flirt4Free.com.
I sat down with Ian to chat about how he got into the adult industry ... his extensive solo work ... his romantic life ... his experience on the set of Black Balled 6 ... and his websites ...
Ian Rock: Basically, I've been in the adult industry for roughly five years; not an easy five years. But making some real progress now and got some momentum, so those five years are finally paying off. I've done some professional modeling (runway, print), was blessed to do a Sean Jean and Kenneth Cole Fashion Show. So I've been in front of the camera actually for sometime. I've also modeled for a few art exhibits and professional, more artistic, photographers, such as Steven Sandro and David Zak.
IR: (LOL) My porn name was easy. It's my middle name, which I hated as a kid, Ian. The last part, "Rock," was given to me by one of the producers of one of my solo vids because he said he "noticed" a dominance and strength, even when I was just doing me and jacking off. And he is/was right. I like sex hard, heavy, extended.
PC: Were you always interested in doing porn?
IR: Yes and no. I had/have a lot of reservations about it. What would my family think? What would my friends think? What if I want to run for political office? OK that was a joke. But seriously, it's porn, it's sex ... society has a way of looking "down" on things; especially those things they secretly want to do or be involved in themselves. But once I got past the "worry" and realized that I had to be and do me and if I'm loved, it'll make no difference to family/friends ... I just went with it. I'll be honest, it's a lot of work for any ethnicity to get noticed, to not get typecast, to be cast period. You gotta be strong. It's gotta be something you want to do ... feel me? I'm blessed to be one who can.
PC: What was your first day on a porn set like?
IR: My first day on the porn set was easy, fun and familiar. It was for the first DVD in which I was featured, Marc's Hawaiian Dreams, and it was very relaxed and easy. At the time, I did not know it would go to DVD, I thought it was only for the particular studio's website. You'll notice I'm not mentioning their name as I feel they don't deserve the business it would bring, but that's a whole 'nother interview. Anyway, it was with Aarin [Driver], my kat, so it was easy and they even complimented us on our time proficiency. (LOL) Hell, what can I say? It was a learning experience and it taught both Aarin and myself a lot. A lot about what we would or would not accept from any company in the future. It taught us the basics and gave us a start, so for that I'm grateful. It's become a very popular piece of video and I was very pleased with the quality of the video ... so pros, cons ... ya know?
The scene Aarin and I had in that movie was truly the big break that was needed to get my face and other things out there. Like I said, the finished product was quality and our scene was the number one scene on several sites. I even got a very funny and glowing review from someone, a professional reviewer of porn if you will, at my YAHOO! Group. Shouts out to Marc Williams for at least hookin' up the experience.
PC: You have been featured on a few websites doing solo work ... Which sites have you been on? and What was your experience like doing solo scenes?
IR: Ah, solo is always fun! I'm a exhibitionist in every since of the word, so to have the camera man and the director watching as I do what I do? Hot! Just knowing that people would check me out and get turned on by just me? Hotter! I mean the adrenaline flows, the sexuality flows ... I mean hell, it's just you and it's all about you. (LOL) I love being the center of attention.
You can check me out on: BigCockSociety, BlackStudSociety, TakeMyCum and StallionMen. Very shortly I will be making a new solo vid, so look out for it. It will be exclusive and will be featured only on my official fan club site (iiaann.com).
PC: Who has been your favorite scene-mate to work with?
IR: (LOL) I know people will probably figure this, but so far, Aarin Driver ... my boi! Really, I've only done a total of three films so keep in mind, my experience is limited. But the duo with Aarin is and has been my favorite!
PC: What do you enjoy most about filming scenes?
IR: Well, I'm learning to enjoy more and more about them as I do more. Again, not that much experience here so right now, there's not much I don't enjoy. I mean the sexuality of it all, great crews and great casts to work with, and just the general open attitude ... like that.
IR: Wow. Where do I start? Well first, I wanna give props to Aron Ridge. You've talked with him here. He and I worked on a film in March of '08 in NYC, GRIND, Vol. 1 for Forbidden Funk Media. This is a leather/fetish film done by a African-American owned company and produced and directed by such featuring an all ethnic cast. This was a film I wanted to be involved in and was a first, in so many ways, for me and the industry. There is an unsubstantiated rumor so far that we broke the record for the largest all ethnic cast at 17 ... It was great. We even made a "live" appearance on the stage and NYC's famous Black Party! Really interesting, really hyped ... loved it. Loved the spotlight. Oh and we just did a few lil' play things on the stage ... the cast of the film that is. But again, something different, especially for an ethnic model in this business.
Aron and I hit it off. Once we were done shooting, he let me know that he was going to recommend me to a director friend of his. That director was/is none other than Doug Jeffries, one of Chi Chi's finest, and that referral got me to Black Balled 6 and working with Chi Chi, one of if not the biggest name in gay porn. Could not have done it without him! Now, let me say this, I then referred Aarin and he too was cast. I am a firm believer in looking out for your boys and pulling others up with you. Those that deserve to be pulled up, those that bring quality and something different that is. I mean after all it does reflect on me when I "refer," but I wanted to pass that good karma on and I was able. I appreciate Aron Ridge and I'm pretty sure I can say, Aarin Driver, my referral, appreciates me ... that's how it should be.
Now back to the question, a little about the shoot. What can I say? One thing is this, the collection that Chi Chi put together was aesthetically beautiful! I mean, each of my costars had their own brand of sexuality. I got to work with Markus Ram, who I'd only seen in videos. He's kind of a lil' legend, and we've become pretty close. And just all the guys were fun, sexy and a pleasure. The crew, great! From the cameramen to the makeup artist (special shout out to "Mona") were professional, accommodating, understanding and very patient. No one took themselves too seriously and everyone gave it their all ... and they were hot! Don't you wish you were me right now? (LOL)
And Chi Chi ... what can I say? Fun, loud, motivating, professional ... knows exactly what she wants and knows exactly how to get it out of her actors. Great atmosphere, great crew, great cast ... good, good times. I cannot say enough good things, and I promise you I'm not brown-nosing, but professional, professional, professional and I sincerely, hope to work with her and Doug, "Hey Doug!" again. I promise you the film will be hot!
PC: You have a pretty large piece ... Just how big is it?
IR: 11.5 x 7. Some say 12 ... (LOL) ... but I'll take the road of modesty.
PC: How and when did you lose your virginity?
IR: My virginity was lost at the age of 10, on my birthday, to my next door neighbor who was 16! Wild story ... ma came home early to surprise me for my birthday, and there I was, in the family room, losin' all my innocence. (LOL)
PC: What do you enjoy doing sexually?
IR: What do I enjoy doing sexually? Being dominate, being serviced, almost forcing my partner to take me in whatever way I decide and they're loving it and cravin' more. Let me stop ... gettin' a lil' excited! My most favorite activity is getting my dick (Can I say that?) sucked thoroughly with skill and to completion. I know every man says he likes gettin' his dick sucked, but let me assure you, multiply their like by about 100, and that's how much I enjoy it!
PC: Do you get into any kinds of fetishes?
IR: My fetishes are kind of vanilla, but hot to me anyway. Underwear (bikinis, thongs, jocks, briefs), anything skimpy on a well built, masculine body. Thighs and ass (kinda follows) and "gear", whether it's leather or latex or whatever. I'm learning more and more about the sexuality of "gear" ... feel me? I also tend to really like muscles and muscular men, especially if their ass is muscular too! I'm very, very picky though, which I think has helped with my popularity. I want people watching my films going, "I wonder what that's like?" or "I wanna experience that." ... Not, "Oh yeah, I had him." It lends to the mystery and in my opinion, makes others want to know more, spend money, etc. If they've already had you, what's the point of "buying" anything. Feel me?
PC: You have a massive dick ... Did you always know you were packing so much heat?
IR: (LOL) I really didn't know I had a "big dick" until junior high school. I had only been exposed to my brothers and my father, all of whom are well endowed, so I just thought everyone had a big dick. Then came junior high school and gym, when you are required to "dress out". The first time I saw everyone naked, I was embarrassed. I was amazed. I was young, 12 years old, and was amazed at how large I was compared to everyone else. It didn't take me long to realize however that instead of being embarrassed, I should be proud. I think that's when I first realized I was an exhibitionist. It suddenly came to me, no wonder a 16-year-old girl wanted me. I just thought it's cause we were neighbors, we were bored and it was summertime in the ghetto ... what else do u do? (LOL)
It's not only about having a "massive" and/or "big dick," but it's about knowing how to use it. I want to cause a particular pain where the other person feels as if they can't take it, but something about that particular pain causes them to want to take more. I want them to know, male or female, they've been fucked! The next day when they clear their throat or as they sit down, they realize that I was there and remember it, but again not as just a "big dick," but a full person with a big dick that presented and used the dick correctly. 'Nuff about that, but wanted to throw that in there cause I've told a lot of bottoms who have "complained" (for lack of a better word) about that exact subject, that if ever given the chance, I would make their voices known! So to all my vers and bottoms or combinations, I keep my word and I agree with what you say! (LOL)
PC: Describe one of your hottest sexual encounters.
IR: There are many to be quite honest, but the first that comes to mind is a time when Aarin and myself messed around on the 14th floor balcony of our hotel in San Juan, PR while my best friend was asleep and right across from other hotels where people were obviously looking and could see. Hot! Again ... exhibitionist and liked the "danger" aspect! But, I've lived long enough to have quite a few very hot, very intense sexual encounters so no slight to anyone in my past.
PC: You have a bit of tattoos and piercings ... How did each one come about?
IR: Well, let's start with the piercing. My belly button. It was suggested to me and it was something I wanted to do after Janet Jackson made the statement that after a piercing, anytime during the day, you get a "sensation," a "sexual sensation" that's just great. (LOL) That sold me and it's true! The tattoos? The Pegasus or winged unicorn I got first and it was when I was 22. Always wanted a tattoo and wanted a tattoo that meant something. My first name, Phillip, means "lover of horses" and I do actually think they're very majestic creatures so... The two that are similar (stomach and right arm) are of course tribal and are basically "warrior" related. When I got those, I had been through a little trial and tribulation in my life, so they were reminders that I made it. I also have two on my ass, one for each cheek. (LOL) Again, these are tribal and were "stars" awarded to warriors who won a battle, or captured an enemy, etc. Also I've been told I have a great ass many, many times and even as a top, I wanted to highlight it a lil' more.
PC: How long have you been exotic dancing?
IR: I've been dancing on and off for about 10 years actually. It's fun and fit totally with my whole "exhibitionist side". I started out in a four man group and we toured all over America and Canada. We were even on The Jerry Springer Show!
I don't do it as much now for a lot of reasons, but still do perform for private functions and clubs if the price is right! My dance name has changed. It started out as "NastyBoy", then to "Sexsation" and now just "Ian Rock". Anybody interested in booking, I'm willing.
IR: Right now, no. I don't perform at clubs on the regular. Dancing takes a lot of time, which is something I don't have a lot of. Generally I perform out of town (LA, Atlanta, NYC) when I do clubs.
PC: Your business partner is also your romantic partner ... Is it easier to have a lover that is also in the adult industry?
As I said before, I am picky. So when I find someone who fits my "criteria" and they also actually get "better" as time progresses? Then I'm good. I'm a firm believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". All that being said, here's the deal: Yes, Aarin is my partner in business, in friendship (closest of friends) and in fucking! He is also my roommate of almost five years! We've had the discussion many times. We are the "yin and yang" to each other. He's the first vers/bottom I've ever found who seems to enjoy being fucked and dominated while still maintaining his manhood as much as I enjoy fucking and dominating. Whatever we do in the industry or in our social lives together or separate, it's all good because we both know where "home" is, and I ain't talking about the actual structure we live in, but "home"! It's no secret that he keeps me satisfied and vice versa. Remember I am picky, so to even find someone like Aarin for me is truly a blessing. This keeps us strong, in practice (for the industry), and has definitely contributed to the longevity of our relationship. Honesty is our commitment to each other without rules and regulations. So, "relationship" or "boyfriends" or "fuck buddies", however you want to put it, is up to you. We don't so much get into "labels," but most of the time it is the easiest way to explain to someone the deal. Of course, I think it's easier for us both that we are in the adult industry as we're able to understand more and relate better ... and it provides for some hot conversation. Check out Markus Ram's blog to see a short vid of Aarin and I and that subject, this question is actually answered there.
Hope that quells the curiosity. (LOL)
PC: Do you have an official website?
IR: Well actually I have two official websites. One is my YAHOO! Group. That one is basically a forum to connect with my fans and keep them abreast of what I'm doing in the industry or dance-wise or personal appearance-wise. Aarin is also included on that page. It's totally free to join and it's where all the special announcements or discounts can be found.
My other site is my Massage/Male Companionship Site, iiaann.com. Here you can find more pics, info, my blog and my official fan club. The fan club contains content you will not find or see anywhere else and is updated at least every 30 days. There of course, is a small monthly fee for the fan club but I think it's worth it and I encourage everyone reading this to join. It is also the site where directors, producers, video companies or private individuals can get in touch with me for bookings, personal appearances, etc.
Both sites, but especially the YAHOO! Group will also give you my brief project history and the movies I've been in. So far, there are three (hoping to increase that number soon): Marc's Hawaiian Dreams, produced by Blackmen.net; GRIND, Vol. 1, produced by Forbidden Funk Media; and the soon to be released Black Balled 6, produced by Chi Chi LaRue, Doug Jeffries and Channel 1 Releasing.
Both sites are as we speak are undergoing serious renovations to offer more vids, pics, and to offer many items [jocks, undies, socks, boots, life like dildos (coming real soon), etc.] for sale from us both. So keep yourselves posted!
Also through my YAHOO! Group, and better yet my fan club, you will have access to special offers and discounts on my videos. Right now, each site features an offer on my movie GRIND, Vol. 1. The Official Fan Club members are getting a large discount. These types of offers, as well as offers to buy pieces of my clothing (I get lots and lots of requests and I do tend to sweat ... just sayin'), special announcements, any dancing engagements or personal appearances are found on my sites. These sites are where you will hear about all that first and get all the offers first, my promise. And now I'm finished thoroughly selling myself. (LOL)
PC: What is the best way for your fans to reach you?
IR: The best way for my fans to reach me is through either of the aforementioned websites. Both have email and the iiaann.com site has my contact number, as well as my personal email. I welcome any questions, comments, concerns and/or discussion. Actually the whole "couple" question has/had become a hot topic of discussion on my YAHOO! Group, so many folks were and are waiting on this interview to satisfy their curiosity. Actually, I encourage everyone to please join both sites. One can never have too many fans in this business and it is truly harder for an ethnic man to really make it. Not complaining, just being real. So whatever support and love I get from my fans, I truly cherish and appreciate. It is my intention with Aarin's help to start my own productions and direct my own films. I personally think there are some things that need to change about gay porn, especially ethnic gay porn. And rather than just sit and talk about it, we want to be about it. So we're making our names and trying to get the "familiarity factor," so we can indeed make that happen sooner than later.
PC: What are your future plans in the industry?
IR: All and all I just hope to continue to work with quality companies that appreciate and take care of their models. Each experience I've had in this industry has gotten better and better. From the shoot, to the crew to just the whole experience. here are those companies out there that make money, hand over fist, but yet want to "nickel and dime" the performers. Those are the companies I've been blessed to be able to avoid and/or only have to deal with once before realizing that it is/was simply not in my best interest to continue to work with said company. I want certain companies to realize two things:
1. Because we're African-American or Black does not mean we're only interested in the typical "thug" porn. There's a place for that I know, but it is not the only genre out there, or shouldn't be the only genre out there.
2. You have to spend money to make money. If you want quality Black models, act like it! Pay them. Treat them well. Don't treat them as if you're doing a "favor" for them by "letting" them perform. If they/we are bringing our "A" game to the production, then bring your "A" game in the way you approach and handle the actor/model.
PC: Where do you see yourself in five years?
IR: In five years, I hope to be behind the camera making some quality porn with quality men of all ethnicities. I just want to be satisfied with my choices and decisions in life, as well as ready for what comes next!
PC: Now I am going to ask you 7 questions that I like to call ... "Papi Chulo's LIST" ... These seven questions have been asked to all of my interview subjects ... What are your Top 5 favorite television shows?
IR: Heroes, Law & Order: SVU, CSI: Miami, Family Guy and The Game.
PC: McDonald's Big Mac or Burger King's Whopper?
PC: Disney or Warner Bros?
IR: Warner Bros.
PC: What's your favorite color?
PC: What's your favorite sexual position?
PC: What's your favorite curse word?
IR: Puerto Rico, San Juan ... beach ... ahhhh!
PC: Well this brings us to the end of our interview ... Is there anything you would like to say to your fans?
IR: Just want to say to my fans ... Thanx! Truly and honestly. And I hope I can continue to receive your support as I continue to excel in this business. Look out for me in more flicks and just "around" and please continue to support both my websites! I again, encourage your communications, emails, etc. and look forward to keeping all of you interested and excited.
Thank you Papi for having me and for your time and interest as well!
As I always end each of my communications to my fans: ALWAYS KEPN IT XEXI!!