Atlanta emcee Rome Fortune's list of credits and collaborations could go on forever... from Glass Animals, Kaytranada and Gucci Mane to Slipknot, Geoff Barrow and Four Tet... and there's still more to come!
Atlanta emcee Rome Fortune built a strong following largely through independent means, with fans flocking to his cosmic personality and outstanding self-released mixtapes. Beginning in 2011, Fortune released a series of mixtapes and EPs; 2013’s Beautiful Pimp broke through with the press as a noteworthy showcase of his distinctive styles. The rapper would continue his steady output, signing to Fool’s Gold for the release of his 2016 studio debut Jerome Raheem Fortune, as well as working in collaboration with a diverse range of artists such as chilled-out indie artist Toro y Moi and electronic producer What So Not.
"an exceptional performer" ~ Pitchfork
Rome’s grandfather being Richard Adderley, brother of jazz giants Nat and Cannonball Adderly and a musician in his own right, the young Fortune was exposed to all sorts of esoteric music. As an adult, he moved to Atlanta, cut a series of demos with his own productions, and debuted in 2011 with EP The Air Mattress.
The next few years saw a restless release schedule with multiple one-off tracks as well as Toro y Rome, Vol. 1, a collaborative EP with Toro y Moi and mixtape Beautiful Pimp 3, both released in 2018. Beautiful Pimp 3 was some of Fortune’s most ambitious material to date and included a huge cast of guest stars such as Young Thug, 03 Greedo, Cig Droopy, and many others.
His list of credits and collaborations are endless, including everyone from Glass Animals, Kaytranada, Gucci Mane to Slipknot, Four, Tet, Jimmy Edgar and most recently with Kody Nielsen from Unknown Mortal Orchestra on Lovezone.
AGENT: Darren James-Thomas