“To live or not to live, the truth is a story that I have to tell through my music. It’s my story and my truth. My reality of life.”
Gio Rockmore is Hip Hop/Rap artist born and bred in The Netherlands, currently situated in Heerlen and looking for worldwide recognition for his raw lyrical style which is accompanied with his uniquely selected beat which was inspired by different genres of music that enhance the authenticity of the artist himself.
Taking the plunge in order to further himself as the young musician as well as many believe he is capable of being, Gio Rockmore released his very first EP titled “Underworld” that featured 8 tracks that further explored the depths and the harsh realities of life on the dutch language that he faced in his junior years. With that being said, the music and lyrics, beats and sentiments are to go forward with that English Rap thing invested in every single song was the realisation point that the music and message within each track he gaves in the year 2016 after he had spend a few months between walls was going to release 2 songs collaborate with his homie Ton Dada from the “Illigale Records”. Was there to make a change and create a revolution such as the greats did. The 90’s Hip Hop genre is the most influential to him as his style is similar to his mental mentors (KRS One, 2 Pac, N.W.A,Kurupt,Ice–T to name a few). Wanting to be the next jigsaw piece that unites the younger generation worldwide (particularly black men) to have an escape their burdens and lose themselves in his music, Rockmore is now finding a spiritual approach to his audience by also incorporating his faith in his music.
Rockmore has been fortunate to work and collaborate with great individuals such as the very talented D.Dogg, a mixing/mastering engineer who aids him to put the songs proffesional. The hunger and desire to further himself as a brand led to the launch of his independent music label ‘La Mesa Production’ at the age of 24 which he feels “has allowed me to give back to the industry as a passionate musician, skilful entrepreneur and new and improved individual with the hopes of recruiting young soldiers that are on a similar mission of excellence and success”.
In the past, the 24 year old has been unfortunate to clash with the authorities, initiating his parents to change the environment and relocate from Rotterdam to Belgium in order to encourage and push the young businessman to start a new life and make positive changes that has empowered him to make the transition from a rebellious, fearless boy to a God–fearing, even stronger, wiser and motivated man.
With the benefit of the current social media that we have available, Gio Rockmore has been able to upload music on Sound Cloud (which to his surprise has “gained a lot of positive feedback and overwhelming views from the most unexpected places”) as well as YouTube whilst using Twitter and Facebook as marketing and promotion outlets. Gio Rockmore has been featured in media outlets such as JIM TV, a Belgian TV programme which was streaming live which was one of his greatest achievements to name a few. The many great achievements despites his downfalls is simply the foundation to the growing empire which he hopes to change many lives with. There is so much more to come– the journey has only just started.