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1) Introduce yourself
Hey whats good everybody. My Name is Rolandis but i’m better known as
Roro. I’m 23 years old and I’m a Song writer, Music Producer, and a Rap
artist. I’ve been doing music since I was 7 years old.
I’m originally from Orlando, fl but currently living in Japan. My father
is a hip-hop rapper/producer by the name of Little Ko-chese; He was
internationally recognized for his hit song titled “booty swang” in 1993.
2) How did you come up with your stage name?
Well my stage name was given to me by the uncle i got my middle named
after Levell. I’m not sure how he came up with the name but i’m guessing since my first name is Rolandis, then Roro was shorter, and much easier to remember.
3) What sets you apart from other artists?
Well first thing that sets me apart from others is I’m an international
writer, producer and rapper. so i just don’t just write and produce for U.S artists; I write and produce for people in various countries. I am currently in japan working with japanese artists, so what makes me different than other producers is I try to mix the culture and traditional sounds with today’s sounds. I also don’t just write and produce for hip hop. I also can write and produce for any genre, whether it be jazz,rnb,pop,rock, dub step, etc. I can adapt to any and every style or genre out there. Also my purpose in doing music is to uplift and help others that are lost, find direction. I think all those things set me apart from other artists/producers.
4) What single or project are you currently pushing?
I’m working on a bunch of stuff right now. The primary projects I’m
working on is Risa kumon’,Japanese female artist project (WWW.Risakumon.com), My mixtape “Road to success” and my album. the first track i dropped for this mixtape is my single titled “Kill bill (Dead Presidents) You can check out the official music video for that song here—-> https://vimeo.com/15859754WWW.Risakumon.com), My mixtape “Road to success” and my album. the first track i dropped for this mixtape is my single titled “Kill bill (Dead Presidents) You can check out the official music video for that song here—-> http://vimeo.com/15859754
I also have 2 other singles dropping soon.
5) What is the philosophy by which you live by?
Go hard or don’t go at all and never give up
6) Which artists have inspired you to pursue music?
well I have to give all the credit to my father. I’m still to this day one
of his biggest fans. He inspired me to do music. But Growning up, 2pac,Michael Jackson,prince, earth,wind and fire. Marvin Gaye,Whitney Houston, Dmz, Cannibus, LL COOL J, 50 Cent, Eminem, Jay-z, and Outkast also inspired me.
7) Who does the songwriting ?
I do all my own writing. No ghost over here! lol..
(8) What is your opinion of the current state of the music industry?
Well I think the current state of music right now is at a point where
people are doing it for the wrong reason. I feel people are using music to get
famous, rich, and everything else other than for the love of music. Like I mentioned earlier, I’ve been doing music i was 7 and nobody never had to tell me to do it. No one never made me do it. I did it because i loved it, through out all the ups and downs that it have brought me.
So basically I think musicians should bring the love back to music.
9) If you could change one thing about the music industry what would it
be and why?
I would make it more authentic. I think everything is so fake and staged now. sometimes it feels like I’m watching a reality show.lol.. I would also try to make it more positive. i think music has a big impact on the world, especially the younger generation so i would like to make it a lot more positive and speak more on real situations in the world.
10) Are there any singers/ rappers that you would like to collaborate
with in the future?
Yes, I would like to work with Stevie Wonder,Aretha Franklin, Norah
Jones, Patti Label, Kanye West, Will i am, Timberland, Pharell, Jay-z,
Ne-yo, Eminem, and Dr. Dre just to name a few! we would be here for days if i named all the people that i would like to collaborate with…
11) What producer would you like to collaborate with in the future?
Teddy Riley, Quincy Jones, Dr.DRE, DJ Premiere, Neptunes, Kanye
West, Rodney Jerkins Darkchild, and Timberland,
12) What Is your favorite movie and favorite book?
My Favorite movie is Fight Klub and favorite book is the Art of War
13) What is your favorite part of your live show? How has It evolved?
Favorite part is the crowd and the rush i get being up there performing.
I think my shows have evolved by me putting more work into my shows. When I’m performing, I want to give a great show so I try to think of other ways I can entertain the crowd other than just standing on stage rapping. To me, that’s boring. I like to give the audience their money’s worth. Give them something to remember
14) What is your Lp going to be like?
Uplifting, inspiring, fun, and extremely addictive.. haha
15) Any final words for the people.
継続は力なり (Keizoku wa chikara nari)
Meaning practice make perfect in japanese.
If you never give up and keep working hard then
anything is possible.
Also to hear more of my music you can visit my official website