Short for Akbar. Akbar means 'great' as in "Allah ackbar
" (God is great) but also refers to King Akbar of India, 'Akbar the Great'. Also, and in this case, an akbar is a great man and the shortened form, ock, was adopted into the Hip Hop lexicon from the Five Percent Nation (see five percenter
, an offshoot of the Nation of Islam. Calling someone ock means they're a good guy, a friend (also see god
"Got a cutter for the box if a kid think he's ock" -- Q-tip, 'God Lives Through'
"Come on now, Ock, What you expect? Got a month's paycheck danglin' off your neck" -- Mos Def, 'Got'