Interviews

Rapper Ro Ransom Talks Music, Style, Yu-Gi-Oh and more!

Don’t know Ro Ransom? You will now.

Ro is the first artist signed to SamePlate Records, a joint venture between industry vet Jonathan Master and Sony Music Entertainment.  Ro is in good company, with other hip hop acts like YGTUT, TOBi, Eza, Shari Marie, ROMderful and Ducko McFli filling out the roster.

We got the chance to sit down with Ro and discuss his style, inspiration, and latest releases, “Wraith,” and “See Me Fall,”  some of the first out on SamePlate.  Keep reading because, trust us, you don’t want to sleep on this.

So Ro … quick question … coffee or tea?

Ro Ransom: I’m actually a white wine person myself. Maybe a Pinot Grigio. Goes great with breakfast.

Can you tell us how you got started? How did Ro Ransom come to fruition? 

Ro: I’ve just always been an outcast my entire life so I turned it into art. I’m not of this world. I clearly don’t match everything else that’s going on. Ever.

Ro Ransom
Image Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment

How would you describe you describe your entire vibe? And rapping style?

Ro: I would describe my vibe as dark, moody, electric, with venom every now and again. You never know when the venom is gonna strike. On any given day I can decide to be the best rapper. That’s the mystery.

On your music I can hear so many different musical elements coming together like Trap & R&B, etc. Especially on songs like “Wraith” and “See Me Fall.” Is this something that’s intentional? Or do you feel that current music, in particular new rap, is starting to blur the lines more? 

Ro: I’ve always rapped and sung, Pharrell inspired me to be able to do that. The project I have coming out right now is more melodic but yeah it’s definitely intentional. People like Aaliyah and TLC influence my sound.

Do you feel that your fashion and sense of style fits into your overall image as a rapper?

Ro: I do. I kinda wear whatever I want whether it’s in trend or not. I play by my own rules, that’s my whole thing.

Ro Ransom
Image Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment

Can you tell more about how the Sisqo freestyle came about?

Ro: That beat is just super crazy. I was looking for something to talk my shit on and when I heard that I knew I could paint a picture.

Who were your biggest influences and inspirations growing up? 

Ro: Justin Timberlake, Aaliyah, Prince, Jeff Hardy, Sasha Grey, Lil Wayne, and Eminem

In what part do you feel that social media has played a significance in your growth as an artist? 

Ro: Social media is everything. It’s almost like real world life has become secondary to social media. It’s been the way my fans that care have been able to keep up with me, even when I disappear.

Are there any artists that have been “on repeat” for you lately? What music have you been digging?

Ro: I’ve been listening to a lot of Charli XCX lately. She’s the best to me right now.

 

 

Do you have any dream collaborations? 

Ro: Lorde, Charli XCX, Max B, Timbaland

Anything else you would like to add?

Ro: No rapper is as good as me in Yu-Gi-Oh. I just played these models at a photo shoot and destroyed them all without breaking a sweat. Just thought it should be known.

It was definitely a fun interview to say the least.  Learn more on Ro Ransom visit his socials and listen to his music below!

Ro Ransom Social Media:

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/roransom

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roransom/

Stream Ro Ransom on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5tLx2xpkiHdzvX9CIymCfR 

Featured Image: Facebook (@RoRansom)

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