Mr. Roam relies on the basics. His natural ability and distinct
charisma are conveyed by a smooth, textured voice and effortless flow. Musically, his production sticks to
the same principles. Infectious melodies and stripped down bass and drum combinations provide Roam with an
organic sound that acts as more of a partner than a backdrop to his clever wordplay and flirtatious rhymes.
Roam a.k.a Roam Love, emerged on the Toronto hip-hop scene in the early 90's with the formation of
Groove-A-Lot Records. His first independent release, "Price of Livin'" was featured on two highly acclaimed
compilations: Super Rappin' (Groove Attack Import) and Da Grassroots' Passage Through Time (Conception).
Roam followed up this release with "Bump!" the lead single off Mastermind's Volume 50: Street Legal (Virgin).
"BUMP!" also featured fellow Toronto emcee Choclair and quickly landed heavy rotation on both college and
commercial radio stations, as well as video play on Much Music.
A consummate artist, Roam's repertoire includes production, writing, and composing. These talents have led
him to work with Da Grassroots, RedLife, Grasshopper, Ghetto Concept, and Saukrates. Roam's live show is a
testament to his smooth confidence and infectious energy. Audiences often connect immediately with Roam's
stage presence and quickly find them selves singing along with songs they're hearing for the first time.
The recently released EP Tom Strokes Presents The Classix acts as discography of what Roam has cooked up in
the past, while also serving as an appetizer for his upcoming album, Mean Food. Both are being released
under his label with long time friend and producer Mr.Attic of Da Grassroots, who handles much of the
production duties. Attic's trademark, highly sought after production perfectly compliments Roam's signature
style. Their chemistry is undeniable both on record and on stage, where they often interact with each other
during and between songs.
Look out for a 12" Single from Mr.Roam slated for a spring release, as well as the upcoming Mean Food album
on Choice Cut Records. Tom Strokes Presents The Classix is currently available at finer music outlets near