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Published on December 7th, 2019 | by Landon Buford


Ranna Royce – Money Rose


Feisty raconteur Ranna Royce continues to showcase her versatility with the her latest visual release, “Money Rose”, a song that manages to take shots at rap without substance, #45, ICE and Pilgrims while also including a tribute to her hero Tupac Shakur’s legendary poem, “The Rose That Grew From Concrete.”

Born and raised in the Bay area to Iranian parents, Ranna, like many before her first discovered her gift for rhyming through poetry. Her start in music came via the work she did with Academy award-nominated producer, Joe Isgro. Since then she has gone on to work with other notable celebs and producers, culminating last year with placement on several Billboard charts with DJ Whoo Kid, which included a #1 spot on Heatseekers Albums and a ranking in the Billboard 200. Ranna has also worn several hats since her entrance into the music biz and is currently respected as a lyricist, artist, and producer. Ranna prefers to begin with a very simple beat, and then add the more complicated layers of live instrumentation to flesh it out to her satisfaction.

Equally complicated are her chosen subject matters. Tackling the things that stir her passion head-on, Ranna never pulls any punches lyrically. Last year’s visual, “Kay Ivey”, which tackles the controversial subject of Alabama’s attempted total abortion ban, and the Governor that passed it, being the perfect example.

“Trump got fees with ICE and made pops liable, But he reliable, work hard and likable. Now impossible, diabolical, Land of Navajo, paradoxical, Land of free, fake symbolical” Ranna rages on “Money Rose.” Here she alludes to the difficulties her own parents have faced with naturalizing as citizens since Trump took office, making his policies on immigration personal beyond the hypocrisy. Visually is where Ranna truly shines through. “Money Rose” takes you on a wild journey reminiscent of the terrifying ride at the end of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”; a sort of Billy Eilish on acid type of vibe, that, like the petrifying trill of a 400 ft. the rollercoaster will make you want to watch it again and again.

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