Check out the new song from RocFace – Listen to the Crowd
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Well I was born in Jamaica, WI at Savlamar Hospital and not too long after that came to New York. I pretty much lived in all the boroughs (because you go where mom goes), but South Side Jamaica Queens is where home is. Yes Queens is in the building, 109 stand up! From my hood to your hood the main thing that keeps people going is competition, the want, to be the best at whatever you do. Growing up listening to dance hall and hip hop artist like Shabba, Ninja man, Super Cat, Buju, Kool G Rap, Redman, KRS, and a hole bunch more, I wanted to try my hand at it. A lot of writing and balling up paper, sessions with other local artist, battle raps, finally went to the studio and recorded a track. Me and my man Jason (Jay Dog Nuts) started getting a local buzz, but most importantly I loved it and have been recording ever since. More people in the crew were writing as well, so we repped that MM Merrick Mobb (the home team) from then til now.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
“Listen to the Crowd.” It’s pretty much like the introduction to all the people that don’t know me still, artist and fans alike. I’m here to get all the money and trips I can just like the next artist, but at the end of the day I still wanna be noticed for my skill. The crowd wants beats, bars, and flow and I want the crowd, hip hop. So when they call your name you brought more than just money. “Roc-Face, Roc-Face, Roc-Face” remember the name.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
I think the hardest thing to do is keep making your own music eventhough what’s selling is far left of your music.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
I would have to say life. Since I’m not signed to a major label and don’t really have anybody working for me, money problems, family problems, frustration, and add in incarceration, music and promotion tend to get pushed back. I lost contact with the only engineer I had a good vibe with and most studios if you can afford them were more worried about the clock instead of your song. So I moved to DC where I didn’t know anybody to try to get a fresh start and clear my mind. The move wasn’t easy in it’s own regard, but things are starting to come together. I got my own in house studio, I record and edit videos and most importantly I’m able to make my music. So now I’m working harder to add to the list. Life.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Just be careful of people that will try to slow you down.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
If you out there doing your thing keep doing it and holla at me, I’m here.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
I use the internet a lot because of lack of time. I do colabs and I got my mixtape coming out, “I’m Just Sayin,” so watch out for that, besides that just good ole word of mouth and I thank you all for that. Shout out to WWS Magazine!
Where can people visit you?
You can check me on my site www.rocface.com, on twitter @rocface109, and like my page on Facebook @rocface. I’m on you tube, reverbnation, and soundcloud. Email me SPL9900@Gmail.com