Ro Ransom is an NYC original, and he incorporates the city’s enigmatic appeal into his unique sound. Just as New York’s glamorous image contrasts with its gritty underbelly, Ro Ransom’s soft-spoken presentation is tempered by pointed annunciations and crisp, catchy rhythms. He says,
“I absolutely draw inspiration from my city — I think my city is the reason my music is always dark / electric at the same time. Everybody here has lived a crazy life, has crazy stories to tell. There is no normal here. New York doesn’t give a fuck about you and it’ll eat you alive. It’s beautiful in that way.”
Ro Ransom raps with a cool mellowness that belies the music’s piercing production. Like a tiger trap disguised under a bed of flowers, the seductive danger of NYC manifests on his latest release “Floetry” (ft Kensei Abbot). Listen to “Floetry” and be sure to check out Ro Ransom’s favorite NY spots below.