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Miami, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Miami, Florida, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Hip Hop



The best kept secret in music



One of T-RO's latest tracks, "Final Thoughts," would have made his late uncle proud. The heart-wrenching lyrics deal with police brutality. The song's video is powerful and emotional enough that it became a BET Jams featured video. "My duty as an artist is to impact listeners," he says. "I wanted to attack what's going on today. I had to embody the parents of the victims I was referring to. I watched a lot of documentaries on brutality to research it and learned a lot about Freddie Gray and Trayvon Martin." - Miami New Times

"Miami-based Rapper Finds Inspiration"

-Ro was a top football prospect whose true calling is his music. Following in the musical footsteps of his late uncle, renowned rapper Ran Rover, T-Ro is working on his sophomore mixtape "Monsters Under My Bed" with Super Producer 100 Da Beat Monsta & others, like DJ D-Wiz, Kam, & Audio Jones.

What gets you up in the morning? Do you feel an urgency every day to achieve your dream? Miami-based rapper T-Ro lives with a purpose. Driven by love for his family, and sensing a higher calling, every day for T-Ro is a day meant to further his career in music. He uses the sacrifices from his parents to fuel his fire as he walks his musical journey.

Crystal clarity was not always the case, however. Football originally ruled T-Ro's world. He was a highly sought after prospect who followed his opportunities to play college football in Tennessee. It was some sage advice from high school coaches that kept him grounded. He recalls, "coaches used to say half of us players aren't going to college, and less will make it to the NFL. Always have 'Plan B'."

"Your dream doesn't always match up with your calling. [My] dream was to be a professional athlete, [but] my calling is music."

It was a combination of tumultuous life events over several years that turned T-Ro from football to music. The birth of his daughter changed his life, admittedly leading him to focus better on his goals. T-Ro also maxed out on his football potential. Like many very good players, T-Ro wasn't drafted nor did he get picked up as a free agent by the National Football League. Then there was tragic the death—murder—of his uncle, the up-and-coming rapper Ran Rover. - Coyote Music


Still working on that hot first release.




so many similarities to making it in football and making it in music,"
T-RO, a onetime wide receiver and tight end at Southern California's Mt.
San Antonio College, tells New Times. "Football made my music
career easier because I didn't need to install discipline. I was
coachable when I came into the rap game. It sped up my career, being
militant about working and getting ready every day. You had no choice in
football; you had to be on time. Doing that in music furthers your
career."Growing up in Miami, a young T-RO enjoyed
listening to Jay-Z, Tupac, Public Enemy, and Eazy-E but was more
concerned with running routes than writing rhymes. However, his
formative years here laid the foundation for when he was ready to become
an MC. "Miami molded me into the hip-hop life. It's where I learned the
knowledge that I needed to proceed in a positive manner in life. In
certain neighborhoods, you see a lot of things; you experience a lot of
things." One of those molding experiences was the 2005 murder of T-RO's
uncle, the up-and-coming, 25-year-old rapper Ran Rover.