Aaron Wright aka Ro0K, 26, Baltimore
What do you do for a living ?
I work at amazon and also started online classes this year with full sail university for a music production degree.
Who are some of your biggest influencers in your industry?
Lupe Fiasco, J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Mos Def, and Nipsey Hussle.
What are some of your biggest accomplishment thus far ?
Starting the independent music and arts label, O-Bay Ent. I knew I was good enough to get signed since 10th grade and i got so frustrated waiting that i said i’ll sign myself. By the time i started the label in 2017, i realized the platform i could create by doing so. I wanted it to be an effort totally for my city so it’s named after the inner harbor or the “old bay”. I’ve always believed baltimore could be a music hub like NY or ATL and this is my contribution to the movement.
What legacy do you want to leave behind ?
When it’s all said and done, i want to turn rap into a legitimate sport so that we can stop saying “hip-hop is dead” and change it to “hip-hop was dead”. when i’m 40 i wanna start and host the first Rap Olympics in Baltimore at M&T Bank Stadium. it would feature all 5 elements of hip-hop so there could be lots of events.
I also want to bring a basketball team bac to Baltimore and maybe even start a sports agency thru my label. For a name i was thinking the Baltimore Sharks.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
I see myself on the cover of forbes magazine doing an interview on how i became the worlds first blac trillionaire. or i at least see myself executive producing the soundtrac for 2k or madden, and i plan to make every song one by an O-Bay artist or affiliate.
I also see myself contributing a lot to baltimore by adding many more opportunities thru the city for the youth to avoid street life like after school music and arts programs, arcades, and community centers. i also want to start haven housing for people in disenfranchised situations, this could be homeless or like an abusive relationship, the point is finding a way to rescue those who actually want to be put on a path to a brighter future.
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