RP are the initials of the chicago emcee Ron P. (Andres Roldan) RP started making music in Chicago in 2005. He went from being a lead emcee in a well known 8 piece Chicago Hiphop band named Abstract Giants. He would open with legendary acts in almost every Chicago Venue. The Coup, Jean Grey, Lyrics Born, RZA, GZA, Bernie Worell, Digable Planets were just a few of the names RP would share the stage circa 2005-2012. Around 2012/13 RP began to a produce/engineer for collaborative efforts Rebel Alliance https://rebelalliance.bandcamp.com/ Finally and most recently he created with his own production group Greenlights Music. The music itself is a blend of traditional boom bap hiphop of the 90's but also funky alternative hip hop of the golden era. This with a taste of the electronic production we've gotten used to today. RP has a wide array of musical influences. As a young man, his father who is a well known Chicago based community leader, would always have music playing. Vivaldi, Hendrix, Sly, are just a few he was exposed to at a very early age. Later he was influenced by a Flamenco Dancer named Chino, in all rights a living legend. He would teach RP the essence of performance, how to sing, dance, and let him watch all the greatest movies of every era. The whole time, RP's greatest love was always hiphop. Kool Moe Dee was his first favorite emcee, but he would listen to everything and anything Hip hop. That being said, RP is musically diverse in what he listens to as well as the music he makes. You can hear many of his musical influences throughout this whole album.
There are social, cultural, and political themes laced throughout this album. RP comes from a modest and liberal background being born on the south side of Chicago (Hyde Park) and growing up in the citie's nearest suburb Oak Park. He values family, community, and the power of progressive thinking. At the same time, you get a taste of his more dark and aggressive character with his punch-line rap lyrics and Chicago flavor. His flow is dynamic, his homies are skilled, and his music bumps. Check it out. Please share and throw a couple bones if you can.
All the music was played by RP with the exception of a few hidden samples and other vocals of course. This is RP's first solo record with his own production.
RP is also the initials of the mother land (Puerto Rico) backwards.