Brooklyn based singer-songwriter James A.M. Downes has been around since 2002...
Brooklyn based singer-songwriter James A.M. Downes has been around since 2002, knee deep in the basements of the American north east indie/hardcore scene. You’ll still catch an earful of crassly eloquent lyrics, but all these years later James finds himself trading the fuzzed out decibels for something a bit more alluring and subversive. After releasing his debut EP, Prison Font, James was featured in Relix Magazine and was nominated as Deli Magazine NYC’s “Favorite Emerging Artist” with writer Henry Solotaroff-Webber saying that “James boldly [displays] his talent as a songwriter, and [solidifies] himself as someone to watch.”
With his hometown of Chicago on his back and the sounds of soul in his roots,...
With his hometown of Chicago on his back and the sounds of soul in his roots, Brooklyn-based emcee R.O.E. blends an urban vibe with poetic lyricism and music that hits straight to the heart that will attract anyone with an affection for alternative hip hop. Since his early days, R.O.E.’s message has revolved around an inquisitive boy-meets-world mentality with self-aware storytelling illustrating his everyday. On something bigger, something better, R.O.E. vibes a stirring and meaningful portrayal of life while pushing naysayers aside and Rising Over Envy.
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