Rhyme Report ROCKY

Published on October 22nd, 2019 | by Guest Editor


ROCKY Releases Her Moody Debut ‘How Will I Know’

ROCKY, a Canadian singer, actress, poet and burlesque performer of Cameroonian descent, is offering us the first taste of her anticipated debut project, ‘HOW WILL I KNOW’.

Mixing jazz and soul, with hip hop and reggae to create a sound that is uniquely her own, she is drawing comparisons with greats such as Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, and Billie Holiday, as well as future legends like Janelle Monae and Macy Gray.


In the new track ‘How Will I Know’, the singer asks the common question “Are they into me?” as it explores the good and the bad of relationships. Rocky’s raspy jazz vocals are offset by dark hip hop instrumentals, creating the perfect mood for a song about love in the dating apocalypse.

Speaking about the inspiration for ‘How Will I Know’, Rocky says, “Love and connection are an integral part of the human experience, and we mainly learn about it through trial and error. So many of us give our precious energy to people who aren’t ready to reciprocate due to where they are on their journey. No hard feelings. Cut off dead branches. Connect with the god in you. Sing her praises. And embrace the good you’re now syncing with. That’s what this song is about. If a person is treating you like garbage, they aren’t showing you love. Let that ninja go!”

Alongside her exciting new music, Rocky recently published her first poetry book titled Blue Bird, exploring themes around blackness, womanhood, freedom, self-love, and their intersectionalities. Rocky’s creative outlets do not end there as she also appeared in Korean TV drama series WWW earlier this summer, and has performed in three burlesque plays.

Rocky is set to release her debut EP in early 2020.

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