Rome Fortune will be back in NYC next week to dance among wolves, again. This time, it will be to celebrate the premiere of his new video, “Get The Guap” (off of the high-hailed Beautiful Pimp). The festivities take place on May 7th, with free booze to boot, courtesy of 1200Squad and Electric Circus.
Rome Fort and Childish Major ascend further into the minds of those fortunate enough to hear. Far removed from anything the duo cultivated on the ever-flourishing Beautiful Pimp project, this takes those who E N O (sorry, couldn’t help it) back to an earlier chapter, Voyeur. Uptempo, airy, Atlanta-bred soul with a bad bitch on the side.
This serves as the first piece to Childish Major‘s upcoming Rights For Wrongs project.
Childish Major “Rights For Wrongs” (Feat. Rome Fortune, Prod. Childish Major)
Rome Fortune‘s no stranger to those of you whom frequent these parts, but many may still be trying to wrap their minds around the mega laid-back, headiness of LOLO and Voyeur. These two new ones get my vote as the double-decker bus that will bring most of those still “trying to figure it out” (and even the random naysayer) to the point of catharsis. The fuel for this journey to realization is, at least partially, the 180 degree switch from lounge funk to a much heavier mode of paranoid synths and cornbread fed, 808 slapboxing, provided by HPG‘s own Childish Major and C4. The urgent pursuit can be heard in these songs.
Rome Fortune “Art Of Art” (Produced by C4 & Childish Major)
Atlanta’s Rome Fortune is easily one of the most unique talents we’ve had the pleasure of discovering for ourselves, as well as breaking bread with since he came through to Fresh Out The Box over the summer (kudos to Alex of Steady Bloggin’ for the initial heads up). Rome‘s brand of music is a perfect mixture of heady poetry and a laid back ATLien flash, dense enough to keep things far from a bedtime story, yet he exudes an effortless float on track every time. Dude is like an old jazz cat in a young frame.
What completes the cipher on this one? The cloud-stomping backdrop by Childish Major (of HPG fame…alongside DJ Spinz and C4). This NuLanta movement is easily the most interesting scene to put a lens to right now.
Rome Fortune “No Play” (Produced by Childish Major)
Rome Fortune was recently put on my radar by my good homey Alex (of Steady Bloggin’). He also threw this in front of me, earlier today, and summed it up rather nicely on Steady B. What do I think other than providing someone else’s explanation of it? It’s got all of right elements for a more than serviceable trunk funk banger while adding on a psych element in the weightier-than-average bar content (plus these visuals). Some Kerouac’ian country rap tunes.