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Allow Us To Introduce… James Roan

Allow Us To Introduce… James Roan

Every 5-10 years there’s a new emerging artist that breaks all boundaries and captivates all audiences. Every generation has those 2-3 individuals that you know for sure will take over the genre for years to come. With what they bring to the table it’s evident they will become legends. Some examples of those are names like Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and others. Amongst those all-time greats will stand another in due time and he goes by the name of James Roan. Born and raised in Miami, Florida he plans on creating a path for real music and hip-hop with substance to return to the forefront. He believes in making music others can relate to, while also having fun in the meantime. He’s a true emcee at heart and is highly skilled with the pen. By fusing and merging R&B and soulful harmonies along with true core hip-hop, the outcome is a unique sound that can only be heard by him.

James grew up in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods across South Florida like Liberty City and Carol City. He also attended Carol City Middle School and had classes with “Yung Miami” of the ‘City Girls’. However, didn’t let his surroundings influence him the way it does most male youth in inner cities. Despite not having his father in his life, his grandmother raised him to not become a product of his environment. He was also exposed to a lot of old-school music which sparked something in his mind to create his own sounds. Roan continued to work on his craft, evolving his skills as a musician, and eventually released his first project in high school titled “Time Will Tell”. He later followed that up with projects like Slowly But Surely in 2014, Enter · End in 2018, and Power Forward in 2021. Since then he’s also released 12 music videos and 3 full-length documentaries. Also shows his versatility in film, directing, and voice narrating. This further adds to our claim to James is the future of music.

His next project is titled “Elements of Life” produced entirely by fellow Miami producer Richy B. Their first single called “Times Shows” was released back in November of 2022. Roan is doing everything he can to show he’s ready for the big stage. Be on the lookout as he wants to do a lot more than just music, but he will take over the game by storm in due time with his cool and calm demeanor, skilled penmanship, unique songs, and creative film ideas.

We sat down to chop it up with James to dig deeper into what’s next to expect and more…

1) What keeps you motivated when it comes to your music?

Listening to all of the artists and musicians that came before me, those who paved the way and took the time to make quality music that will forever be timeless.

2) When you think of “Vintage Media Group”, what comes to mind?

I think of a platform and publication that genuinely cares about good music and gives the upcoming artist a push to get to that next level. We need more outlets such as this one that love to inspire and push the culture forward in a positive way.

3) Being that you are from Miami, what is the state of Hip-Hop there? How would you title your style of music?

The state of hip-hop here is basically the same as it is in most big cities. Most of the commercialized rap gets promoted and pushed more being Miami is a fast city and all. With so much money circulation, celebrity attractions, party/nightlife, and vacation trips here, it’s only fitting that most music will be fun and mainstream. Which is nothing wrong with that, it’s just that the majority of the rap game is at the top levels and I want to be the one to change it back to quality music. My style of music is smooth, passionate, soulful, fun, and timeless.

4) With your most recent music single “Time Shows” being NICE, can you give us some details on how you came up with that song?

I created this song along with Miami Producer ‘Richy B’ back in 2020 when I had my own recording studio. Rich and I produced, wrote, and recorded the song all in one night during a single session. We wanted to make something more soulful and heartfelt. We will change the game and bring real music and hip-hop back! In so many words the quote behind this track would be

“In life, nothing is permanent, nor is anything guaranteed, until you realize that’s all on you, only then can you accept your flaws, and make changes in order to succeed. Time reveals all, Time Shows”

5) Where can your fans & supporters find you online? Via Twitter, Facebook, etc.?

Follow James Roan
IG: https://www.instagram.com/jamesroan/?hl=en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesroan_
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/james-roan/1538090249
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5KEZ3cnHte8iyRV7O0QhpT

6) Who are some of your influences?

As far as musicians it starts with 2Pac, Nas, Jay-Z, Eminem, The Notorious B.I.G, DMX, Outkast, 50 Cent, Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Slum Village, Little Brother, Rick Ross, T.I, Drake, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T, Dom Kennedy, Trey Songz, Jill Scott, The Lady of Rage, Erykah Badu, Sade, Rapsody, Summer Walker, Ari Lennox, so many more. There are also individuals outside of music like Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Joshua, Muhammad Ali, Roger Federer, John Cena, The Rock, and more.

7) Any Last Remarks?

I just want everyone to know I will try my hardest to let my voice be heard by a lot of people. Even if it’s just one person.


Social Network Links.

IG: https://www.instagram.com/jamesroan/?hl=en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesroan_
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialjamesroan/
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/james-roan/1538090249
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5KEZ3cnHte8iyRV7O0QhpT


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