R.O.E. (Rising Over Envy) got his name because that is what he plans to do, rise above the envious. Born and bred on the westside of Chicago, R.O.E. was influenced by soul music, 90′s hip hop, and poetry, which helped him hone his sound. During that time, he built an amazing buzz for himself through the new wave of music blogs/sites by releasing countless singles and freestyles that received rave reviews.
After building such a strong following, R.O.E. released his debut EP entitled, A Backpacker Named R.O.E., which served as an introduction to new fans and a gentle reminder to the old. Since then, he has performed at countless venues and events across the country with his band, The Soulvillians.
While his music is said to relate to anyone because it speaks on everyday subject matter, his style and sound are in a space that is a wide open field to explore.
1. The Gloves
3. Long Shot
5. Somethin' New
6. Sweet Love
7. I Won
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