Ones To Watch┃ Words by Amy Woodroffe ┃ 01.04.2020
The talented Blck Rose brings something creative and unique to the scene with his album Crença dum artista, the rap/hip-hop mix with lyrical power in Portuguese. Representative of his background, Blck Rose is in our eyesight for their next release, bringing fantastic beats and gritty melodies, all that we just can't wait for.
The talented Blck Rose brings creativity and uniqueness to the scene with his album Crença dum artista, a rap/hip-hop mix with Portuguese lyrical power. Representing his background, Blck Rose is in our eyesight, developing an air of excitement around his next release. Listen to his latest work to hear the sick beats and gritty melodies.
IZLAND talks to blck rose about heritage, being a black person in the early 2000s and the future.
When did you start making music?
I started making music at first when I was 13 years old and I started taking it seriously when I was 15 years old, back in Portugal.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I was born in Senegal (West Africa) with Guinea-Bissau heritage, so grew up listening artists back home such the famous (Youssou Ndour). From 2003 I was listening 50 Cent mainly, but of course started to learn the old school culture (from Tupac and Biggie, zxibit, Ice Cube, Snoop Dog, Nas, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Akon and many from 90s to 00s).
What makes you make music?
The interesting fact is that I didn't like to be a musician at that time, I was more into sports - being a black person in early 2000s in Europe wasn't easy to fit in many
professions. So I was trying to bring something different from what they already have, something that would make me stand out not just in Portugal but in the world too, representing my language, I chose music because I could be in my own world, expressing myself, create, motivate, educate innovate and most importantly prove music is a diversity language.
What are you most proud of so far in your journey?
Nothing is achieved yet but let's see... though of course I'm proud for that have done in my music journey (created a music group, done few projects with them, and now I'm on my 3rd album) but there's lot to achieve then I can be very proud after is done.
There is a lot going on in the world right now, what is your next step from here?
Plan my future releases and make moves back home.