J. Slikk – A Tribute To Jen DeLeon (The Instrumental LP)

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Support my bro and producer J. Slikk by downloading his latest instrumental LP, A Tribute To Jen DeLeon. Don’t know who Jen DeLeon is? Click here. In the meantime, enjoy the tunes. Some of these beats may have R.O.E. vocals on them when you here them down the line. My personal favorites are…ALL OF ‘EM (see what I did there). Listen thru and you’ll agree.

Signed,

A Backpacker Named R.O.E.

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R.O.E. featured in Chicago Red Eye

Pick up your free copy today around Chicago. If you’re not here, check it out online at http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/redeye.

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I won with “I Won”…

Yesterday, I was featured in a track-off competition presented by Kyra Kyles, a writer for the Chicago Red Eye. The competition features tracks from two Chicago artists who are competing for a spotlight feature in the Chicago Red Eye newspaper. I submitted my latest single, I Won, and ironically…I Won. I want to thank everyone who voted yesterday. It was close race but you guys continued to push me over the top. Forever grateful for that.

Details to come on the feature. I believe it will be in this Thursday’s Chicago Red Eye. You can pick up a free copy anywhere around the city or read it via their site.

Thanks again for the support. Together, we’ll keep “winning”.

Signed,

A Backpacker Named R.O.E.

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Photo: Late night at the office…


Working…

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Soulville TV: Working With J. Slikk (Episode 1)

Friday, I got a chance to work with my long time friend and producer, J. Slikk. We’re putting the final touches on my EP, A Backpacker Named R.O.E. Here’a quick look at us working. Very quick.

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Light Up (Random Thoughts)

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Happy New R.O.E Track Day. Ha!

I felt the need to put out a new joint. So here it is. I want write much but I will say give it a listen and spread it to your friends as well.

Enjoy!

Signed,
A Backpacker Named R.O.E.

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When the train stops…

The homie Dom Kennedy released a visual for his track “Locals Only” off his mixtape, From The Westside, With Love. I must admit this was one of my favorite songs off the project and the above visual made it even more of a favorite (especially with the added verse).

In the video, Dom is building a connection with a random woman he met on the train ride back home. You see the two connect instantly and you can get an idea through the visual laughing, touching, and etc. The two even exchanged numbers in hopes to build beyond the train ride. The turn in the plot comes when the train stops. The train stops, the un-board, and she goes about her way with her mate and Dom walks off on his way, seeming to be bother by the fact she has someone in her life.

I find this funny because it seems to be a scenario I’ve dealt with (without the train ride though). I’ve connected with women in my past and yet the connection only seemed to be a fad that both parties deeply enjoy only to part ways “when the train stopped”. It ironic that took a small visual like this video for me to take a walk back down memory lane and reminisce on all the times I was passed on when the train pulled into the station. Yet, like Dom, I continued on. Every no, diss, or turn down shaped and molded the current R.O.E. In no way, and I mean NO WAY, would I go back and turn certain NO’s to YES’s. I would however turn some YES’s to NO’s (but that’s a different blog entry).

Just thought I’d share what ran through my mind when I saw this video. Too in-depth? Ehh, oh well.

Signed,
A Backpacker Named R.O.E.

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