The act of giving a car to a person in trade for a peice of rock cocaine with little hopes of getting the vehicle back. Normally the vehicle is stolen from someone else, and has the steering column 'punched'.
Yo man I got arrested for a being in possession of a rock rental man, that ho' that gave me the car for a pebble and said it was her moms.
by JC Guppy October 25, 2006
When someone loans their car to a drug dealer in exchange for crack. Generally speaking, since drug dealers are not to be trusted, they fail to return the car later and the owner, who has now smoked up all the crack, calls the police to report the car stolen.
Tyrone done got six fly rides off of rock rentals this week yo
by Landric April 04, 2003
n. an automobile loaned in exchange for crack cocaine.

This term has been especially common in New Orleans, Louisiana.

A synonym is "crack ride" or rent-a-rock.
Citations:

1992 Joe Darby, Greg Thomas Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.) (Aug. 11) “West Bank School Football Star Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge” p. A1: The dropped public records charge stemmed from what Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. John Fortunato called a “rock rental,” where someone loans an automobile in exchange for a rock of cocaine.

1996 Michael Perlstein Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.) (May 30) “Probation A Safety Net Rife With Holes” p. A1: He admitted he was driving a “rock rental”—a car loaned to him in exchange for crack cocaine—when he rammed into another car.

1997 Louis Edwards N: A Novel (May) p. 52 @ (May, 1998): “A rock rental.…I gave somebody a rock and they let me borrow they car. Just for a day or so. Plus they owed me for another time.” “So you deal crack.”

1998 WGNO-TV @ New Orleans, La. (Video Monitoring Services of America) (Nov. 11) “Television”: C. Hearn Taylor, Juvenile Judge, said there are rock rentals where you can get a gun for a rock.

2005 TCPalm.com (Stuart, Florida) (Sept. 28) “Police recover car allegedly used in drive-by shooting” (in Fort Pierce): Police also arrested Richard LaWayne Simmons, 18, of the 1200 block of McCray Court in Fort Pierce for allegedly stealing the car through a practice known as a “rock rental.” According to a police report, Simmons arranged to “borrow” the dark blue 1998 Acura for an hour Thursday night in exchange for crack-cocaine.
by urban1dict January 10, 2010
n. an automobile loaned in exchange for crack cocaine.

This term has been especially common in New Orleans, Louisiana.

A synonym is "crack ride" or rent-a-rock.
Citations:

1992 Joe Darby, Greg Thomas Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.) (Aug. 11) “West Bank School Football Star Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge” p. A1: The dropped public records charge stemmed from what Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. John Fortunato called a “rock rental,” where someone loans an automobile in exchange for a rock of cocaine.

1996 Michael Perlstein Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.) (May 30) “Probation A Safety Net Rife With Holes” p. A1: He admitted he was driving a “rock rental”—a car loaned to him in exchange for crack cocaine—when he rammed into another car.

1997 Louis Edwards N: A Novel (May) p. 52 @ (May, 1998): “A rock rental.…I gave somebody a rock and they let me borrow they car. Just for a day or so. Plus they owed me for another time.” “So you deal crack.”

1998 WGNO-TV @ New Orleans, La. (Video Monitoring Services of America) (Nov. 11) “Television”: C. Hearn Taylor, Juvenile Judge, said there are rock rentals where you can get a gun for a rock.

2005 TCPalm.com (Stuart, Florida) (Sept. 28) “Police recover car allegedly used in drive-by shooting” (in Fort Pierce): Police also arrested Richard LaWayne Simmons, 18, of the 1200 block of McCray Court in Fort Pierce for allegedly stealing the car through a practice known as a “rock rental.” According to a police report, Simmons arranged to “borrow” the dark blue 1998 Acura for an hour Thursday night in exchange for crack-cocaine.
by urban1dict January 09, 2010

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