Roy-Al

Roy-Al

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Roy-Al is a revolutionary urban artist from Perth in Western Australia whose unique style eccentuates a born talent that has been sharpened over the last 10 years. Listen to the music for just a few minutes and it will speak for itself.

Biography

From Australia’s west coast capital city Perth comes a whole new flavour in hip-hop; Roy-Al. The 22-year-old rapper has spent more than a decade becoming fully immersed in the hip-hop scene. Committed to his music, the prodigal rapper draws powerful influence from the greatest that history has afforded the genre, ranging from the indisputable classic work of Tupac Shakur to modern day legends such as Lecrae, Lupe Fiasco & Chamillionaire. Uniquely Australian, Roy-Al draws further inspiration from rock elements including Bon Jovi and our own John Farnham, which makes for unique twists in instrumentals that embody a fantastic vibe infused with a positive message for listeners of all walks of life.

“I’ve been given a vision; it’s now on me to make it happen.” he states.

To the diligent rapper, the work produced is more than just music; it’s a way of life. Every track composed from the beat, through the expression, all the way through to the mastered product is imbued with a passion for excellence and a strict perfectionism that the best musicians are all blessed with.

“If music isn’t made with a whole heart, it should just be listened to.”

A full-time musician for several years now at the helm of production at UG Records in Perth, Roy-Al’s ambitions strive not just to be famous or broadcast, but moreover to be a positive role-model to anyone who takes the time to listen to his message. Above all, the Sydney-born rapper wants to make a difference to the world that we live in.

“If one song off my album can change the life of one person for the better, then it’s all been worth it.”

Working towards ambitious goals with a powerful drive for the causes he believes in, Roy-Al is a passionate musician seeking to improve with every track put down and every performance. In doing so, the rapper’s work presents a positive alternative to many of the influences prominent today, but offers a flavour just as hot if not more so. Every lyric put down is one that Roy-Al believes in; he doesn’t just say things.

“Only God knows where we’ll be tomorrow, so today I wanna do all I can do to be all I can be.”

Testament to his character as an artist as well as a producer and a colleague, Roy-Al is held in high regard with everyone he’s worked with, including artists such as Cristian Alexanda and many local DJs in Perth who are now making their way up the charts themselves. His music is produced with confidence and integrity that can only come from an artist with a vision and with the certainty he’ll turn those dreams into a reality.

“I’m definitely steppin’ with God, that’s why I’m confident in everything I do.”

Roy-Al is most definitely one of the realest rappers on the scene today, and he takes pride in that. Every performance is not just a show, but an electric event to be remembered by all present. For any listener in the world, irrespective of their preconceived views towards hip-hop music, Roy-Al definitely has something to offer; listen for yourself and you will know…

“There’s no-one like me; I guarantee that.”

His debut album, Rule & Reign will hit the scene in Australia by December this year, comprising a smorgasbord of upbeat, positive tracks transcending a range of flavours, themes and emotions. There’s something for everyone in this album, with single Lose Control already being nominated for the WAM Urban song of the year. (Award to be announced late October)

Tour and appearance dates are not yet confirmed, but be sure to watch out for performances this summer; they’ll be off the hook.

The urban revolution in Australia takes a serious and interesting twist with this album. Forget everything you thought you knew about hip hop and let the music speak for itself…

Lyrics

Oh!

Written By: Roy-Al

Intro: Roy-Al
(Yeah yeah! Undaground baby! Yo we here baby!)
Turn it up, Roy-al
Turn it up, Roy-al
Turn it up, Roy-al
Division Red!
2006!
This is it (right here)
Let's Go!

Verse 1: Roy-Al
Here we go, buckle up
You ready for a ride?
Haters throw their knuckles up
we ain't gonna hide
ladies go and strut they stuff
you know who am I
the kid has arrived
Undaground at my side
2005, we came in the doorway
came through the sure way
now we here guarantee we gonna stay
all day Ill give it to ya your way
you gonna say roy-al served you the gourmet (oh!)
from the west to the east (north to south)
we gonna rock it all (tear the borders down)
Its a nationwide clique (Its underground)
Y'all haters I dare ya (run ya mouth)
here we go now lets make it blow
ladies, gentlemen get to the dance floor
shake that thang like ya never done before
then get set, shout it out, im'ma make you go (oh!)

Chorus: Roy-Al
You ready to go
you ready to roll
ok lets go
we make you go (oh!)
you know this sound
you know whats goin' down
let y'all peeps know
we make you go (oh!)
we ain't playin' round
pump this loud
dj set it off
we make you go (oh!)
we make you go (oh!)
c'mon and go (oh!)
my ladies go (oh!)
you playaz go (oh!)

Verse 2: Roy-Al
O-K we got your attention
we had a buzz way before we got a mention
we was bangin in the clubs from back in the day
no radio play but playaz found a way
to cop a track or two, drop it back to the crew
have a listen through and be like damn these cats is good
its a new day let it be reported
invites to award shows no album recorded
we changin' weather and we'll reign thru the summertime
undaground now gets paid for another rhyme
you wanna battle man? another time
coz we got a crowd full'a playaz bout to come alive
its right here tonight, it don't get better
so get wild tonight, baby there's no pressure
where you at? raise your hands y'all gotta get up
and shout as loud as you can now altogether (oh!)

Chorus: Roy-Al
You ready to go
you ready to roll
ok lets go
we make you go (oh!)
you know this sound
you know whats goin' down
let y'all peeps know
we make you go (oh!)
we ain't playin' round
pump this loud
dj set it off
we make you go (oh!)
we make you go (oh!)
c'mon and go (oh!)
my ladies go (oh!)
you playaz go (oh!)

Hook: Roy-Al
we wanna see you bounce
we wanna see you shake
we wanna hear you get loud and rock this place
we wanna hear the sound when you lose control
ev'rybody in the crowd come along go-
we wanna see you bounce
we wanna see you shake
we wanna hear you get loud and rock this place
yeah we wanna hear the sound when you lose control
ev'rybody in the crowd come along go...go (oh!)

Chorus: Roy-Al
You ready to go
you ready to roll
ok lets go
we make you go (oh!)
you know this sound
you know whats goin' down
let y'all peeps know
we make you go (oh!)
we ain't playin' round
pump this loud
dj set it off
we make you go (oh!)
we make you go (oh!)
c'mon and go (oh!)
my ladies go (oh!)
you playaz go (oh!)

Chorus: Roy-Al
You ready to go
you ready to roll
ok lets go
we make you go (oh!)
you know this sound
you know whats goin' down
let y'all peeps know
we make you go (oh!)
we ain't playin' round
pump this loud
dj set it off
we make you go (oh!)
we make you go (oh!)
c'mon and go (oh!)
my ladies go (oh!)
you playaz go (oh!)

Lose Control

Written By: Roy-Al

Intro: Cristyle, Roy-al in italics
Just kick it like that (ok, yeah we made it baby!)
That’s right! You know how we do!
Cristyle, Roy-al, Undaground (Cristyle, Roy-al, Undaground)
Just kick it like that!
Ohhhh, baby!

Verse 1: Roy-Al
Get to the bar, get a drink
and then back to the dance floor quick, lets go!
Y'all ready, get set lets go,
its a new summer jam and it's bout to blow. (Ohh!)
Turn it up; bump this in your cars beach parties and clubs!
We gonna soak it up-- rock on the waterfront,
girls in bikinis teasin' the lot of us.
Got a love for me liquor, let me serve you
Anybody tryin'a stop they got a 10 o'clock curfew.
We just want the place lit up,
so gear up fly to your hot spot and get up! (Get up!)
Yo DJs put this in your mix now,
the tracks like a drug let the crowd get their fix now.
This is gonna be one of those hits now,
all year anthem-- I know y'all get down!
Get right on the set now,
get senseless now i know you're gonna lose it.

Chorus: Cristyle, Roy-Al in italics
I said we gonna dance a little,
we gonna drink a little,
i'm gonna smoke a little,
we gonna touch a little, girl. (oh!)
Let's get going
hit the bar we'll get the liquor flowing
I said we gonna dance a little
we gonna drink a little,
I'm gonna smoke a little,
we gonna touch a little, girl.
oh, here we go, (here we go)
oh and then we lose control.

Verse 2: Roy-Al
I'm losin' my mind,
cruisin to find
the finest girl up in the house tonight.
With so many of 'em
and you know that we love em
and I gotta get mine while I keep the club bumpin'.
So I step back and scope the scene,
then I see this honey; grinding, wearing tight jeans.
My mind's flippin as I'm checkin out the way she dance
and I'm still tryiin'a figure how she got in them pants!
Damn, girl you alright!
Let me take ya to the bar, what you sippin' on tonight?
Ride with me, I got the whole night planned,
from the club to a party on the beach sand,
so I hope you brought your bikini,
otherwise down to ya underwear sweety!
You like that? Tell me, do you wanna ride?
Girl, I'mma make you lose your mind.

Chorus: Cristyle, Roy-Al in italics
I said we gonna dance a little,
we gonna drink a little,
i'm gonna smoke a little,
we gonna touch a little, girl. (oh!)
Let's get going
hit the bar we'll get the liquor flowing
I said we gonna dance a little
we gonna drink a little,
I'm gonna smoke a little,
we gonna touch a little, girl.
oh, here we go, (here we go)
oh and then we lose control.

Hook: Cristyle
I like the... way you move,
you got a sexy body with an attitude
shake it girl, show me how ya get down
you know you're fuckin' wit' ya boy cristyle (Fuckin wit’ ya boy Cristyle!)
I said I like the way you move (Yeah you like that?)
I told you baby this is how we roll
come on girl lets lose control!

Chorus: Cristyle, Roy-Al in italics
I said we gonna dance a little,
we gonna drink a little,
i'm gonna smoke a little,
we gonna touch a little, girl. (oh!)
Let's get going
hit the bar we'll get the liquor flowing
I said we gonna dance a little
we gonna drink a little,
I'm gonna smoke a little,
we gonna touch a little, girl.
oh, here we go, (here we go)
oh and then we lose control.

Outro: Roy-Al (Cristyle in italics)
Yeah, all'a yall!
Get to the bar, get a drink
and then back to the dance floor
quick I done told y'all!
It’s ya boy Cristyle
It’s ya boy Roy-Al
Undaground Records baby,
we in the building!
Bring it back baby,
yeah this is it right here
Tell em Cris
oh and then we lose control

New Day

Written By: Roy-Al

Intro: Kate (Roy-Al in brackets)
Open your eyes and see (new day now)
Open your eyes and see (its a new day now)
Open your eyes and see (new day now)
It’s a new day now
Open your eyes and see (new day now)
Open your eyes and see (its a new day now)
just Open your eyes and see (new day now)
Its a new day

Verse 1: Roy-Al
Yo we switched the game on
and now we comin’ through.
It’s all set now, we did what we had to do,
we got our foot in the door
its time to push it open
and watch the pool turn into an ocean.
We gotta led the ideas we got glide
and we gotta let our hearts and souls be the guide.
We gotta represent and stay true now we inside,
it’s a new day now so lets ride.
We can't sit and no longer kick back,
we gotta hit it hard otherwise we gonna slip back.
It’s a test of our will, only the best will prevail,
I know we got the heart and the rest of it's skill,
so lets build under the title underground.
We gotta take it to our rivals and show 'em how
we've gone through the game and how we made our name
how we earned our place and how we stayin'.
It’s a...

Chorus: Roy-Al
New day now, we got a new page.
It's a game and we've moved to a new stage.
We ain't never lookin back;
we'll keep the past in the past and focus on the forward track.
New day now, we got a new page.
It's a game and we've moved to a new stage.
It was planned from the go we wouldn't slow down,
we'd do anything it took to raise the Undaground.

Verse 2: Roy-Al
I put my dreams aside and focus on the future
I wanna tackle the game I ain't used to
I wanna see things I havent seen
I wanna accomplish things I haven't yet dreamed
I wanna live a day and have it trouble-free
I wanna see what I'm really gonna be
Will I have everything that I prayed for?
If not I still wanna say thanks Lord
coz you gave me this new day to bask in
It's your world I shouldn't really be askin
for anything on top of what youve given me already
I've got shelter over head and I've got food in my belly (yeah)
and Ive got the U.G. to help me free my demons
give me freedom, get emotions and release them
what more could I ask for? We'll do it our way
undaground baby, yo this is our day (yeah!)

Chorus: Roy-Al
New day now, we got a new page.
It's a game and we've moved to a new stage.
We ain't never lookin back;
we'll keep the past in the past and focus on the forward track.
New day now, we got a new page.
It's a game and we've moved to a new stage.
It was planned from the go we wouldn't slow down,
we'd do anything it took to raise the Undaground.

Verse 3: Roy-Al
everybody out there with dreams you gotta reach
for that mountain top, and don't stop till youve found that spot
where you can sit back for a second and say "I done did it"
you kids gotta get wit it cos the sky's the limit
get your minds right in it, absorb
take a minute to reflect on what you've done before
then open your eyes and see its a
(new day now, time to play now, make a new way now)
it could be a new beginning, a new start for all of us,
the world is in jeopardy, do your part to hold it up
its cold enough without makin' it worse,
so I'm sprayin' this verse, hopin' I can get heard (get heard)
think about the words, we need this positivity
Aim high, we've all been blessed with the ability
you're kiddin' me if you think there's no way to shine
it's everybody's new day, not just mine, come on!

Chorus: Roy-Al
New day now, we got a new page.
It's a game and we've moved to a new stage.
We ain't never lookin back;
we'll keep the past in the past and focus on the forward track.
New day now, we got a new page.
It's a game and we've moved to a new stage.
It was planned from the go we wouldn't slow down,
we'd do anything it took to raise the Undaground.

Its a new day man
you gotta open your eyes and see

we gonna play now
na-na-na... (x4) (one love)

Discography

Roy-Al has won the WAM (Western Australian Music Industry) Urban Artist of the Year 2006 title with debut single 'Oh!'. This single has been played on Nova 93.7 in Perth but awaits final commercial release as a video clip is being recorded currently. Roy-Al's album will be released in February/March 2007.

Set List

Set lists vary according to the show, however they have typically been a showcase of about 3 or 4 tracks in clubs at major events. They generally consist of "club banger" tracks such as
Oh!
Lose Control
Code Red
Turn It Out
Covers are not a part of Roy-Al's repertoire, however known commercial beats can be sampled in the background with an original flow put down on it for special occasions, such as the one at Western Australia's statewide-televised 'Telethon' charity event for children.