Project: Rocky Banks – Big Little Brother

Rhyming with Frank Honesty About Addiction and Life as a Rising Rapper, the Rising Star Releasing a Compelling Full-Length Debuted by Mass Appeal

2.5.2018

Critical Praise for Rocky Banks: 

“Houston’s Rocky Banks is an artist to look out for” – HipHopDX

The Project:

Wrapping his modular, metronomic flow around expansive instrumentals, Houston’s Rocky Banks has a gift for charismatic introspection. Shifting his flow from meter to meter and his voice from octave to octave, Rocky Banks opens up about his life experiences on Big Little Brother, reflecting on how he’s changed since quitting drugs. A smooth and versatile new effort, Big Little Brother tells the story of Rocky’s life as a rising rapper and a recovering drug addict, complete with weaving internal rhymes, infectious vocal modulations, and insightful bars. Premiered by Mass Appeal and featuring appearances from Ripp Flamez, LVFromCle, Mufasa Enzor, Big Brandon Willis and Tiara JewelBig Little Brother is a powerful effort, packed with well-crafted story-songs about Rocky’s life before and after hitting rock bottom.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Rocky Banks was a promising student and young artist, impressing with his speech and spoken word and drawing the attention of local artists like Dice Soho. In high school, Rocky started to struggle with drug addiction, alienating him from his family and his school. Banks hit rock bottom when he nearly overdosed on methamphetamine–his near death experience helped Rocky kick drugs and embrace his new lease on life. Banks used his art to break out of his stupor, devoting his life to his music. He began to see the fruits of his labor in 2015, when he released his debut full-length In Other News I Don’t Do Drugs Anymore, which earned the rapper coverage in The FADER, HipHopDX, Revolt, and more. In early 2017, Banks released Trust In Banko, his second project, which pulled in over 60,000 hits on LiveMixtapes and established the young Houston rapper as an artist to watch. Earlier this month, Rocky shared the creative “Through The Phone” video via HipHopDX, released the EARMILK-premiered Tony Hawk,” and debuted the addictive head-nodder “Purpose” via GoodMusicAllDay. With Big Little Brother, Rocky is poised for a monster 2018.

Listen to Big Little Brother:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rocky-bank/sets/big-little-brother
LiveMixtapes: https://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/45372/rocky-banks-big-little-brother.html
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7oFaEHR9ielL8pvOyYtWiZ
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/big-little-brother/1328105663

Check out the Mass Appeal premiere: https://www.facebook.com/massappeal/photos/a.10150679733908283.408818.12917733282/10155748166358283/

Big Little Brother tracklisting:

  1. Big Little Brother (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
  2. Unimpressed (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
  3. Purpose ft Mufasa Enzor (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
  4. Dopeman Interlude
  5. Dopeman (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
  6. Tony Hawk (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
  7. Loud & Clear feat. Ripp Flamez & LVfromCLE (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
  8. Other Side (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
  9. Wonderful ft. Big Brandon Willis (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
  10. Late Night Text ft. Tiara Jewel (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
  11. Through The Phone (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
  12. Boyfriend (Prod. Mitch Mula)
  13. Old Me (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
  14. Big Boy (Prod. Roy Smith & Matt Vogel)
  15. [Bonus] Mini Me (Prod. Louie Ji)

 

 

Please contact Michelle or Dharmic if interested in talking with Rocky Banks.

Rocky Banks Background:

Rakeem Ishmauel Mahammad Williams (born on February 19, 1994), better known by his stage name Rocky Banks, is an American alternative Hip-Hop music artist from Houston, TX. Banks began to gain recognition following the late 2015/early 2016 release of his first solo album, In Other News I Don’t Do Drugs Anymore, which first introduced the artist’s personal hardships and his acceptance of drug addiction. Following the release of this project, Banks received cosigns from The Fader, Hip-Hop DX, Los Angles Leakers, & Revolt TV. In early 2017, Banks return with a sophomore project titled Trust In Banko, pulling in over 60,000 hits on Livemixtapes. His next album Big Little Brother releases on February 5th, 2018.


Links:

twitter | soundcloud | instagram | facebookspotify

Big Little Brotherhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/big-little-brother/1328105663

“Purpose”: https://soundcloud.com/rocky-bank/purpose-ft-mufasa-enzor

“Tony Hawk”: https://youtu.be/km_qSfUaTtY

“Through The Phone”: https://youtu.be/CsrJS7OO6ag

“SKRT Off/New New”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuuaP3Cp-v4

Trust In Bankohttps://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/42273/rocky-banks-trust-in-banko.html

In Other News, I Don’t Do Drugs Anymorehttps://soundcloud.com/rocky-bank/sets/in-other-news-i-dont-do-drugs