Head and Shoulders - Shoulda X'd You - New Beginning - Beat Track
Song Title: Tonight
Artist: R.O.T. featuring Rudy B
Bio: Founding R.O.T. members Sam and Rob have known each other since grade school. By the time they moved to high school, Sam had already put together an old computer, mic, and simple audio editing software. He would make beats and Rob would rhyme. With that, a hunger for rap success was born.
Judas joined the fledging rap group after meeting in high school. Sam and Rob were impressed with his rhymes. Then they met Steele. After Steele spit his first lyric - R.O.T. would be a set group of four from then on.
Inspired by the vocal talents of Eminem, Big Pun, and Tupac, R.O.T. would spend many days of the week developing their skills. They knew a huge challenge lay ahead if four white guys were to gain any measure of respect in an industry typically characterized by black performers. But that respect was to come soon enough.
Today, Sentury Sam has many beats under his belt. Acting as primary producer, Sammy layers thoughtful beats with piano inspired riffs and hints of pop influenced hooks.
R.O.T. never fails to bring to the recording studio brutally honest rhymes and harmonic soulful cues. Lyrics deal with emotional issues of being raised in broken homes, quenching for fame, and gaining respect in the hip-hop world. Sincere emotions and introspection flow through each of their songs.
With Sam's beats, the group put together their own demo in 2003. They sent a few samplers to indie labels, even a major or two. But the group didn't hear anything back. Undeterred, R.O.T. would go back to Sam's house to develop beats and write rhymes - always with the goal in mind of improving their sound and flow. Around this time John Bortolotti was putting together Disc Connected Records (DCR) and spreading the word he was looking for talent to sign. A friend of the group had the R.O.T. demo and passed it to John. From the first listen, Bortolotti knew there was something special on that demo. "I could immediately recognize the talent and potential. Sure it was rough, but I could sense a great chemistry and timing between each emcee. These boys could flat out rhyme. And the beats were very unique."
R.O.T. would become Bortolotti's second signing to the DCR label. In no time, R.O.T. would be in John's studio spitting rhymes and laying down tracks for its debut album scheduled for a mid 2006 release. A new, fresh take on the Canadian urban music scene is about to emerge.
Producer: DCR Productions, John Bortolotti
Label: Disc Connected Records Publishing
Publisher: Disc Connected Publishing (SOCAN)
Description: Hip Hop dance track with reggae