New Music: Rome Cee – By The Pound

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Starting 2016 off right, Rome Cee dropped this new track “By The Pound.” The beat has a woozy kind of atmospheric sound that I think works well for Rome. He tends to pack a lot of words into his bars and simpler beats do a great job to highlight his wordplay and let his vocals come forward. I also like that it sounds very current. Rome can go old school and do the 90’s sound but he is equally as strong or maybe even stronger at rhyming over more progressive tracks. As he says in this hook this is Rome Cee stripped down and on to better things.

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New Music – RomeCee – SEVENCEES: Small Batch No. 1

Rome Cee drops his EP, SEVENCEES. We posted a few of the tracks from it but hearing it all together it’s clear that Rome had a really focused approach to the sound of this project. Very chill vibes with some knockin’ drums and a poignant message about what’s going on in the world that Rome inhabits.

A great portion of the SEVENCEES Tape was wrote during Baltimore’s perilous times as seen during riots, protests and backlash towards the city’s Mayor resulting in a collection of dark and spiritual concepts. The backdrops are provided by seven different up-and coming producers and a guest appearance from fellow Baltimore artist Rickie Jacobs.

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New Music: Rome Cee – The Kraken

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Got this joint sent to me from the homie Rome Cee. It’s produced by saptune and has a mellow contemplative vibe that allows Rome to paint the picture of a what’s going on in our home town from the perspective of someone that has lived in streets of Baltimore’s west side. The issues surrounding the plight of B’more are complex and you can rely on Rome to bring a subtly to the events that only someone as well rounded and thoughtful as he can do.

Check it out and leave a comment with your feelings on the track.

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