Song: Ro Ransom – “Prettiest” ft. Jazz Cartier (Prod. by Tim Suby)
The New York Rapper/Singer and the Toronto Underground Legend Paint A Dark Scene In Their Beats 1/Highsnobiety Premiered Single
Critical Praise for Ro Ransom:
“Ro Ransom dances through each song, dynamically, giving him the air of a predator toying with its lunch right before the kill.” – The FADER
“Ro transitions from singing to passionately rapping with ease, and he’s incredibly gifted at both.” – Complex
A versatile artist unbound by genre, Ro Ransom is not your typical New York rapper. Floating over a richly textured instrumental with rumbling bass, Ro rhymes about his lavish lifestyle on “Prettiest,” his latest single. Recruiting popular Toronto rapper Jazz Cartier for a verse, Ro boasts about driving Teslas, bedding models, and drinking in the VIP on this melodic banger. Premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1 and debuted on the web by Highsnobiety, “Prettiest” is a genre-bending cut from Ro Ransom, who blends singing with his rap-rhythmic dexterity into a vital cocktail. Produced by Tim Suby, “Prettiest” is the perfect follow-up to “Doppelganger,” Ro Ransom’s last single, which Spotify listed on their Most Necessary playlist.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Ro Ransom comes from a long line of respected musicians. Inspired by artists such as Justin Timberlake and Aaliyah, Ro’s distinctive style earned him a devoted online fanbase and millions of plays on SoundCloud and Spotify. In fall 2015, Ro released “See Me Fall,” his biggest hit to date, which earned over 4.8 million plays on Spotify, 137,000 Shazams, and inspired a viral remix by producer Y2K, which has generated more than 7.4 million YouTube views. Currently back from his tour with pop star Dua Lipa, Ro Ransom is hard at work on Momentum, his next project, which fans can expect in the Summer of 2017.
Listen to “Prettiest” ft. Jazz Cartier: https://soundcloud.com/roransom/prettiest-ft-jazz-cartier/
Check out the Highsnobiety feature: http://www.highsnobiety.com/2017/06/20/ro-ransom-prettiest-jazz-cartier/
Ro Ransom Background:
Ro Ransom is a 23-year-old hip-hop artist hailing from Manhattan, New York, a place he calls Wonderland. Born to two parents with musical backgrounds (his father being a drummer for the late Whitney Houston and others), entertainment was always in his blood. He’s cited people such as Sasha Grey and Jeff Hardy as influences for what leads his style in such a dark, sensual direction. Ro grew up surrounded by thieves and killers, models and artist s, drug dealers, drug users and everything in bet ween: which created the dichotomy that exists in his music. A rapper whose comparisons often lay closer to a deviant lovechild of Justin Timberlake & Aaliyah, he weaves in and out of razor sharp, rattlesnake tooth raps, with mesmerizing melodies that even the toughest guys in the room can never resist . Ultimately, Ro uses his own enigma and eccentricities to help inspire those who have trouble grappling with their own identity and place in the world. Ro is also a writer for others and has worked with Khalid, Witt Lowry, and more.
“Prettiest” ft. Jazz Cartier: https://soundcloud.com/roransom/prettiest-ft-jazz-cartier/
“Invented Swag”: https://soundcloud.com/roransom/inventedswag
Bio, pics, and more here: http://www.audibletreats.com/ro-ransom/