Recently released from Konvict Records, the Virgin Islands hip hop duo, Rock City rap about their frustration with former boss, Akon. “Dark Cloud” is a tale of making it for the two brothers who for the past five years had their music shelved. The duo have made waves in the music industry writing for the likes of the: Pussycat Dolls, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber, Sean Kingston, Iyaz, and much more.
The group’s PTFAO movement (an acronym for Put the Fucking Album Out) was enacted almost two years ago and at the end of their contract the group, decided not to renew with Konvict Records. Their “Free at Last” album will be released later this year on their very own Rebelution Records. The first single off the album “We On” is currently garnering radio play.
Listen to “Dark Cloud” below:
For more on the controversy surrounding Rock City’s PTFAO movement and their recent release from Akon’s Konvict Records…check out Episode 1 of their No Off Days documentary directed and edited by fellow Virgin Islander, Jamal Samuel.
ATLANTA – It’s been five years since Virgin Islands songwriting and performing duo R. City, aka Rock City, signed to Konvict Records/Interscope. Five years, eight mixtapes and a string of hits later, including songs written for Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson and R. Kelly, Akon and Rock City are finally free of the Konvict record label.
Despite all of their success, a release date for the duo’s own album was not forthcoming, causing the guys to launch a very public campaign they defiantly dubbed PTFAO (Put the F—-ing Album Out) to make the industry aware of their plight. Finally, after two years of campaigning, Akon met with the duo and offered them the option of remaining with the label and working towards dropping an album or being released from their contract. Grateful as they were to Akon for the opportunities afforded them, the guys snatched the chance of finally gaining their freedom and are now officially free agents, able finally to PTFAO. Rock City’s debut album, Free At Last is set to drop later this summer on their own label, Rebelution Records.
Immediately upon leaving the meeting with Akon, Rock City’s manager, Ray Daniels, called longtime friend Wendy Day, who has made a name for herself assisting artists with the release of their own projects and within five hours the team was strategizing the drop of the album. After years of writing hit songs for other people, R. City aka Rock City is, at long last, able to showcase their amazing talent in the first person. “We On,” the first single from “Free At Last,” was serviced to mix show just last week and is already at over 30 spins a week. With its unmistakable bounce, expect the song to make its way to every club deejay’s playlist nationwide within weeks.
Listen to “We On” below:
Author: Alexandria Green