Before I introduce an up-and-coming musician to you all, I’d like to say that he has been one of my closest friends since the fifth grade. His love for rhymes and lyrical poetry originated in the playground of our elementary school– where we were propped atop the slides, thinking we were on top of the world.
Meet: Andrew Rose.
While Andrew works on his music, he is also a full-time student at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. During his time here, he has performed with various artists, including Corona and Lime star, Schwayze, and 2 Die 4— who is featured on several of Andrew’s personal tracks.
When asked about this recent performance Andrew says, “Releasing a mix is one thing, but having the opportunity to perform the music you’ve worked hard to make in front of rows of people is a feeling that I can’t put into words.”
Andrew also credits his friends and family, noting that they’re his motivation to continue working hard, through all of life’s obstacles. Andrew says, “Music is, my opinion, it’s everything. It’s my lifestyle, my hobby, a passion, a way to express myself.” Because music is so important to Andrew, he also reflects on the increasing struggle to balance school and his music. Andrew’s goal is to graduate school with a 3.7 GPA, all while pursuing his hip-hop dreams.
Music lovers should expect great things from Andrew Rose. His metaphor-induced punch lines, intense rhythm, and down-to-earth flow will capture the attention of the masses. From a friend that remembers the this artist’s origins, dating back to the playground days, this is my way of expressing my pride in my friend’s work.