Discover our exclusive interview with Rome Cole and listen to “My Girls“

1- Great to have you on our blog. Please, introduce yourself?

Thank you for having me, I am Rome Cole an upcoming artist and I am thankful for this opportunity. I’m 29 years old. I’m originally from and currently residing in Brooklyn, New York but spent many years growing up in Long Island as well. I was raised out there with one older brother we both grew up into sports and music amongst other things. I went to college in jersey at Rider University where I originally started making music.

2- What got you into music and made you realize that it was your chosen path?

I’ve always had a love for music in general since a young age. I have played a couple of instruments and I also sung in the chorus.  My family always told me I was always naturally inclined. The rapping came into play when I was in college and picked it up as a hobby messing around with a friend. Once I started taking it seriously It’s been a natural organic love for the creative process and making songs. As I continued to grow as an artist, I realize it was my chosen path because of that organic joy it brings every time I record and hear my finished recording.  It's a feeling I can't really explain.

3- Tell us about your new Single “ MY Girls “. And what’s the story behind it?

Alright so first and foremost I have to shout out Wax G my producer and childhood friend, who recently passed a few years ago. He’s a big part of the artist I am today from my start to even now well after his passing.  He’s the one that produced this record and it was one of a few that I had recorded as kind of a freestyle reference track. Initially I had the hook and a whole different verse but after some constructive criticism from friends the new verses came about and the record was complete. Funny enough I actually wrote it half asleep that very night I heard the criticism ha. But the inspiration behind the concept of the song just came from dealing with females who don’t care for social media like that. They might be lit on it but at the same time they prioritize a lot of other more important things ahead of their social status in their life, whether it be their careers, spirituality, school all that is super dope and sexy to me and I just wanted to express my admiration for it through a song.

4- What makes your music unique? How would you describe it?

I think there’s a few things that make it unique. One just being my approach to songwriting in general, it’s hard to put into words but you hear it in the music the style is just not something you hear often, it’s almost unorthodox but I love it because it’s me. But in addition to the approach, just my versatility as well. I’m not the best singer or best rapper but I have a very good knack for making quality songs, I still surprise myself every time. The versatility is having the ability to tap in to all different vibes and frequencies with the music and being able to make it sound good regardless. That’s what some of the best are able to do and I want to put myself in that category. I would describe my music in a few words. Energy for one, regardless of the type of song you listen to of mine it’s going to give you a natural energy and get you hype. The music is definitely good vibes even on a break up song you will catch a vibe and feel better after somehow. Lastly I would have to say it’s swaggy and clever. I came in flowing and swaggy but overtime my confidence has grown I’ve leveled up in life and you hear it in the music. Its clever because my of my ability to play on words. Sometimes I’ll write something and it’ll have a whole 3rd meaning I didn’t think of at the time and that’s just a natural organic thing that happens all the time.

5- What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

Regardless of what your going through just keep pushing. Keep pushing forward. Keep pushing yourself to be better and compete with yourself to constantly improve. Ignore the distractions just focus up and if you know in your heart this is what you love than nothing else matters. As long as you stay consistent and prepared for your next moves your in a great spot. Also stay true to you too it’s easy to follow a trend now a days but if you come in original you will be the trend.

6- Who are your biggest musical influences? And any particular artist/band you would like to collaborate with in the future?

Some of my biggest influences and my favorite artist would have to be J.Cole for one. Ironically we have the same last name but that’s big bro forreal. Not only one of the best MC’s but super dope soul who got me through some tough times and always kept me motivated. Fabolous for sure as well. Grew up listening to fab amongst others. But his bars were always a favorite and subconsciously inspired me to always have lyrical content in my songs regardless. Third is a name y’all might not know yet but will soon. He goes by the name D.Banks whos also a super dope artist and my close friend and home team. He is the friend I was bringing to the studio all the time and he showed me the ropes when it really came to being versatile as he is an R&B singer and rapper. Just being around him I just picked up things that have shaped me to the artist I am today and he showed me to never be content always keep challenging yourself to new heights.

7- If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?

The best is yet to come. I have some great music out already but the next level up Is here. Stay with me as an artist on this journey and witness the growth because I haven’t even touched my prime yet. My next project just going to be the start.

8- What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?

We will be pushing this Video for "My Girls" and getting it out to the masses. But aside from this campaign I have a couple other singles I will be dropping this summer and a project shortly after that. Not sure on a date yet for a project but when the time is right it will be ready I’m working on completing it now. When that project drops it’s up.