Artist: Roddy Banks
Song: 4 Racks 10 Racks
Stands out: Flow
If you like: Migos
Born Rolland Elendu, Roddy Banks’s unique background and combination of Nigerian and American cultures enables him the unique perspective of understanding what it means to be a young black man in America and West Africa. Through all life’s pleasure and anguish, artistic value has become the foundation of his expression, and he began writing lyrics at the age of 10.
“Vibes, energy and life give me the urge to create, but when I need that force, that push, I do it to relate, to talk to people through music, to paint a picture with words in the background of what’s going through our minds.”