It’s been a minute since we heard from Phoenix, AZ-based rapper RoQy TyRaiD (pronounced Rocky Tirade) but not to worry he is back in his element. he just announced that he will be releasing a series of brand new singles in summer. The first release from the series is the 70s Kung-fu blaxploitation influenced video for the aptly titled “Jim Kelly” track. Over a vintage 70s funk/soul backdrop, RoQy serves up a solid dose of polysyllabic ‘patterns’, internal rhymes and much more as he intends to dazzle the listeners with his high-density rhymes.
The visual brings the martial art aspect to life as RoQy plays a yellow gi rocking karate master who battles various scrupulous characters in the middle of downtown Phoenix. It’s pretty graphic and entertaining.
RoQy TyRaiD has played festivals such as A3C, SXSW, all the way to France’s Dooinit Festival and Amsterdam’s De Rauwe School.
June 14th w/ Elzhi & Khrysis for their Jericho Jackson album release in Downtown LA @ Union
June 19th w/ Deca in Phoenix @ Rebel Lounge
June 22nd w/ Mega Ran in Phoenix @ Monarch Theatre
August 17th Glasgow, UK @ 13th Note
August 18th Lancaster, UK @ Bobbin
August 19th Sheffield, UK @ Mulberry
August 21st Stoke, UK @ Pilgrim’s Pit
August 22nd Manchester, UK @ Slaughtered Lamb
August 23rd London, UK @ TBA
August 24th – 26th Brighton, UK @ Battle Ave Festival
Sept 1st Amsterdam, Netherlands @ De Rauwe School
Sept 2nd Berlin, Germ @ Sample Music Fest