It’s been nearly a year since Rome Streetz released his breakthrough Griselda debut album, Kiss The Ring, which was widely hailed by fans as one of the trendsetting imprints’ best releases of 2022. It was also a mainstay on critics’ end-of-year “Best Of” lists, including HotNewHipHop, HipHopWired, Okayplayer, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone. Rome was also included on the Rising Hip Hop Artists To Watch in 2023 by iHeartRadio and Buzzfeed and made his national debut TV Appearance on Jalen & Jacoby.
If you couldn’t tell then that Rome was on the cusp of becoming one of the industry’s rising stars, the last eleven months have only aided in that claim.
Starting in February of this year, Rome released Wasn’t Built In A Day, with Big Ghost Ltd, which featured collaborations with Method Man and Conway The Machine. Since then, his profile has continually risen by becoming a sought-after collaborative, and delivering scene-stealing guest appearances on Conway’s Drumwork Records album (“Elephant Man”), DJ Muggs Soul Assassins 3: Death Valley (“67 Keys” & “Skeleton Bones”) and most recently DJ Premier’s “Runway” single with Westside Gunn. Rome will also have music included on EA Sports’ forthcoming 2KBeats soundtrack for NBA2K24.
Now, Rome is prepping his most ambitious project yet with the newest installment of his Noise Kandy series, Noise Kandy 5, and you can now stream the project’s second focus track “Fire At Ya Idle Mind,” featuring Joey Bada$$ which is now available at all DSP’s!
You know what they say about idle minds, they create chaos and stagnation; and as Rome and Joey prove with “Fire At Ya Idle Mind,” they have no time for lack of progress or engagement.
“This is a collab that fans have been asking for, for years” Rome acknowledges. “I decided to make it happen, it was time.”
Rome Streetz’ Noise Kandy 5 will be released on 9-29-23 by Equity Distribution and features collaborations with Joey Bada$$, Curren$y, Boldy James, Rigz, Conductor Williams, Evidence & Wavy Da Ghawd.
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