Look out for big things from Rorrey Fenty, come 2015!
Rorrey, the younger brother of international superstar Rihanna, is obviously taking some tips from his big sister and making strides in the entertainment industry himself –– establishing himself as a rap artist.
In an exclusive interview with Bajan Vibes, Rorrey said he had never been happier.
“Well, you know, obviously, I have some family in the music industry as well, but I’m doing my own thing.
“I’m a rap artist. I just dropped my last mixtape. It’s called Intolerable Cruelty. I dropped it like two months ago. And it’s doing really well.
“Got a bunch of downloads going, a lot of rotation on radio. It feels real good. I’m working with some producers overseas now; so look out for big things in 2015 and beyond,” Rorrey told Bajan Vibes.
However, he noted that pursuing this rap career caused him to be away from home more often than not; but he declared: “I have to do what I have to do.
“Right now, as hard as it is to say, the culture in Barbados doesn’t really accept rap artists. So in order for you to be successful in the genre of the music I am doing, you have to leave Barbados for a bit and get your name buzzing overseas. That’s what I had to do, and that is what I will continue doing,” he said.
But Rorrey noted that he still had a lot of work to do.
“It’s very hard to break the ice outside. I don’t have it figured out yet. I still have lots more to do. I am still working on my own craft. I haven’t made it as yet,” he said on a more serious note.
Rorrey was speaking to Bajan Vibes at his party over the weekend. The “urban” or “suburban party” has become quite popular with the Bajan crowd, and according to Rorrey, “it’s one of the most creative parties”.
“We started back in 2010. We had two before and we took a three-year break and we just brought it back and reinvented the whole thing. We are doing it on a rooftop, not in a house at all. We brought the house to us.
“As you can see there is a whole house constructed there; the deejays are playing out of the windows. We just like to be creative with our parties. And not just hold a venue and play music. We build from the ground up and try to be creative with our themes and in everything that we do. We’re just building the ‘urban’ brand,” he said.
While he is not on the island frequently, Rorrey said he and the others decided to start the “urban parties” because they were simply bored of everything else.
“The urban brand started because we were just some young guys going out and just bored of everything that we were seeing. So we just wanted to create a lifestyle of movement in Barbados that was evolving around the sport, culture, art, fashion –– everything together. I think we were successful in what we set out to do,” he told Bajan Vibes.
Rorrey said his group targeted the younger crowd “who know how to party”.
“We target a lot of the younger crowd; so that kind of entails the UWI crew, and they are heavily involved in urban; and UWI has a lot of foreign students that come in and they come out and enjoy the party.
“So, if you’re looking for the craziest parties, the most fun parties, the most creative themes, come out to the urban, suburban parties,” he suggested.