Roosh! Don’t sleep. The Houston MC made a huge impression at SXSW, and is looking to turn non-believers into believers. Bone up on him with his album, deja Roo: Times Have Changed, and stay tuned for more from this rising talent.
Name: Roosh Williams
Hometown: Houston, TX (Space City the great city baby)
I grew up listening to: Eminem, OutKast, DMX, Ludacris, Atmosphere, Geto Boys, Jay Z, Redman, Royce da 5’9″. Lupe Fiasco, Chamillionaire, Nate Dogg.
Most people don’t know I: Graduated from the University of Texas with honors and fluently speak Farsi.
My style’s been compared to: All sorts of shit really. Because of my appearance, voice, and delivery, I’ve heard everything from Eminem to Tech N9ne to “the Persian Drake.” But I don’t spend too much time thinking about it. At the end of the day, I think it’s difficult to make an accurate comparison or put my style in a “box”, and I think that’s a good thing.
My standout records and/or moments to date have been: “Introduction,” “Quite Frankly,” “It’s A Beautiful Thing” featuring Action Bronson, and “Fraudulent” featuring Bubba Sparxxx. Standout moments in my career thus far: 1) Having the opportunity to work on a record in the studio with Scarface. You get so much game just from being around an OG like Face, it’s priceless. 2) Neing ranked the 6th best rap performance by Complex for all of SXSW 2014. Having your hard work recognized by a credible publication is always a validating feeling, but that ranking was incredibly humbling.
My goal in hip-hop is: To go down as someone who broke barriers and helped expand the culture while simultaneously preserving it.
I’m gonna be the next: International household name.
Also check out: “No Hard Feelings” Featuring Killa Kyleon And Renzo
And: “Beautifully Simple”