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Rome Jeterr's young life rolled out with more twists and turns than a
river, and he put it all into his flow. He was born in Raleigh, NC on
7/31/1988 to a Mama still in high school. All he remembers of the father
figures in his life is watching them walk away.
He switched schools a lot,
and found his comfort in basketball and rap music, penning his own rhymes
by the time he hit middle school. Writing helped him keep it together over
the next few rough years. His Grandma had always taken care of him, but in
7th grade he moved with his Mama to Atlanta, till him and her husband
fought so much he ran away.
He came back to Raleigh and hung with his
cousins, where he started veering towards trouble, and ended up getting
kicked out of high school. He hit the b-ball courts in prep school, heading
in a better direction, and graduated.
After a couple of years of treading
water, he tried college, looking for a good profession as an
anesthesiologist. He got a lesson in more than academics there, butting
heads with a teacher who expressed her rage that the country had elected a
Black president, and seemed to take it out on Rome.
His conflict with her
got him kicked out again, but he's back studying engineering and looking
for a bright future. He has another reason to reach for the top now too –
his little girl. Rome's songs reflect everything he's seen and felt along
the way – the pain, the hope, the disillusionment and the determination.
Watch Rome Jeterr
The Charlotte, North Carolina self-taught producer, musician and
singer-songwriter, known as Will Wildfire, exemplifies the new age of
Alternative R&B with his distinguished guitar riffs and bad boy charm.
NOISEY proclaimed him as "North Carolina's (and possibly one of the
world's), next great soul-rock bad boy."
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Konvo the Mutant:
Antonio moved from New Jersey to North Carolina at the age of sixteen. Both
places were filled with struggle. Konvo the Mutant (usually referred to as
Konvo) as an artist has conceptual music. His lyrics are clever and hard
hitting. He calls himself the Mutant because he wants people to be able to
improve their lives over time, and that's typically what his music focuses
Product of Statesville, NC. 23 years old. Just a student of the game,
applying what I studied from the greats.