He describes his primary sound as "Old school hip-hop, mixed with r&b with a pop feel. I love to mix genres. My sound is always evolving. I could work with #TaylorSwift then go right next door and work with #LittleBrother . That would be my dream to work with #Phonte (of Little Brother). I'm really feeling as well #Drake because he wasn't afraid to take it there, to be vulnerable on record."
No stranger to giving back to the community, Rou is also a full time school teacher and Dean. "Back in my college days, I opened up for Black thought and the Roots. I would love to get back on the road and tour. I'm open and available for gigs and showcases. I sell beats and do collabs. To open up one's gifts to the world, that what god wants."
Rou has a song entitled "Ally" that's available on SoundCloud. I found this song intriguing and asked him to elaborate.
"Ally is a song about what our world is lacking. We need honesty and vulnerability in the world"
"People hunger for real shit. I challenge the listener to embrace the ugly world that we are manifesting."
I ask this, are we quietly complicit in the injustices that happen on a daily basis? Rou's song made me ponder this very question.
Rou stated to me that he wants to "Make music that touches people as music has touched me, that's my goal. To be signed would be cool but I value my independence. Touring with Little Brother would be nice."
"The most important thing is always follow your destiny, and love over everything."
You can follow Rou:
Instagram: The Real_RouShow
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