I AM ART ON FIRE
Whether it’s the jazzy, soulful sounds of debut album theREBIRTH, the back-to-basics breakbeats of his A Funk Supreme EP, the raw boom bap of sophomore album Caesar Is Home, or the groundbreaking direction of new album Art On Fire!!, royceBIRTH delivers music with an authentic stamp.
Known for his early work as a producer, royceBIRTH has contributed soundscapes to the likes of artists such as Rich Kidd, Tona, D.O. and Ghettosocks, with his production for the latter’s “Rappin For Fun” appearing on Ghettosocks’ Juno-nominated album Treat of The Day. At the same time, royceBIRTH also proved he could hold his own on the mic, sharing the stage with the likes of Jeru Da Damaja, k-os, K’Naan, and Phife Dawg(of A Tribe Called Quest).
As an artist and producer, royceBIRTH has steadily earned critical acclaim through media publications such as Okayplayer, RapReviews and Exclaim Magazine, and has been recognized on the college radio charts (Earshot!, CMJ).
His third and recent album, Art On Fire!!, displays a true visionary at work by turning instruments upside down, flipping soul samples into full-driven punk records, and taking music into an unexplored territory yet to be heard. To date, it has charted for 7 consecutive months (Earshot! Hip Hop/Top 200 All Genres), and spotlighted on CBC's Strombo Show (Mag 7).
Royce is currently in the mix of putting together his next album, "Anywhere But Here", that he considers some of his best work. The music speaks to the current state of the world, while expanding on his trademark sounds.
In a time where art is easily imitated and duplicated, royceBIRTH searches for ways to preserve the craft, and add his twist in the mix. Always creative, this is royceBIRTH.