Roro Interview

I2G chilled with Roro for a exclusive interview. We discuss his start in hip hop, upcoming projects, and much more so check it out.

I2G is here, how’s it going?

I’m pretty good, just been busy working on my project and getting ready for the release in January.

For those unfamiliar with you as an artist, tell me a little bit about how you got your start in music and who are some of your musical influences out there coming up.

Since a very young age I always was very passionate about music. It all started when I was like 5 and me and my 2 brothers were in our room rapping. My mother heard us rapping and told my father. Two years later I told my father that I wanted to rap so he started a rap group for me and that’s how it all begin. I say my father influenced my music the most but also Michael Jackson, 50 Cent, Outkast, LL Cool J, Eminem and Kanye West had a big influence on my music growing up.

What are you currently working on now that is getting ready to drop either this year or in 2012?

I’m currently working on a couple of things but the primary projects are my mixtape, my EP and Japanese singer-songwriter and pianist Risa Kumon’s solo album.

Any good memories or studio sessions that stick out to you from that project?

Yes I actually have a lot but I’ll say 2 of my favorite good memories. My first good memory was the very first session I had with Risa Kumon (Japanese singer-songwriter and pianist) when we worked on our first song together “International Lover” I had just arrived in Japan a week prior to our session. I really didn’t know anything about the equipment in the studio that we were working in but I got in the studio and basically taught myself how to use the equipment in the middle of our session.

The second good memory was this past summer with my father in a studio in Orlando, Florida. We were in the studio for like 8 days straight. We would eat, hardly sleep and just do music all day and night. Those 2 are my favorite moments because not only did I have fun, but I learned a lot of valuable information about music and engineering that I now use today.

I just wanted to go over your catalog of albums and ask you what are your favorite moments from each.

If we discussed my album catalog we’ll be here for days, lol.


I say the albums in my catalog that are my favorites are 50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Trying,” Eminem’s “The Slim Shady LP,” and Kanye West’s “The College Dropout” and “Late Registration.” I think the favorite moment for me in all those albums has to be that they were all different when they came out. I think those 3 albums dramatically changed hip-hop or music in general. Either it was controversy, heartfelt or beef. Those albums are considered classic albums in my catalog.

What are your thoughts on the east coast/ west coast scenes currently?

I think East and West coast have their moments. I think they always recreate themselves or come out with some new type of style. I think both coasts now are slowly accepting and doing what the South is doing now. Not all the way but I think they’re bringing back that party/have fun/dance type of music in their own kind of way and style.

What are some of your favorite albums that have dropped so far this year?

Honestly I haven’t really had a chance to listen to a lot of albums this year. The albums that I did hear and liked are Kanye West’s, J. Cole’s, and “Watch the Throne.”

Do you have any upcoming shows or tour dates?

Yes, I have a show opening up for Pleasure P this month. Then I have a show in Nagasaki on New Years.

What is your website information?

www.RoroMusic.com is where you can find all the information about me.

Alright well that is all the questions I have for you, appreciate you getting down for the interview. Is there any last words or shout outs you want to get out there to the people?

Yes, check out my first official music video “Kill Bills” (http://vimeo.com/15859754) from my up and coming project that I’m releasing in January. Also, check out the artist that I’m producing at www.Risakumon.com.

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