Romeodontdie - Class of 2020



Where you from?


What’s your daily routine?

Wake up, drink coffee with my breakfast. I need fruit in the morning too, it gives me that energy. Once we hit 12, it’s out the door, to do whatever I got to do. Make bread, make music whatever needs to happen.

How would you describe your craft?

I want my music to sound like the sunset, I feel like the sunset is symbolic for perfection. It’s when temperature is at its prime, when the sky looks the most beautiful and it’s the best time to take photos too.

When do you feel the most creative/What’s the vibe when you’re making music?

I usually write lyrics in the afternoon with a coffee or a tea.I feel the most lyrically creative in the afternoon but I only record at night. If it’s sporadic I’m with my producer Chanksdaddy.

What did you want to be as a kid?

As corny as it sounds I always wanted to be a rapper. I was always good at using language to my advantage through essay-writing or whatever it was.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?

I have an affinity for Mexico City, I grew up with a Mexican step dad and it’s also close to Guatemala. There are many cultures in Mexico and it’s a crazy culinary experience. I’m a taco fanatic, I run an instagram page where I post my tacos, @tacosoversex.

What’s your favourite song of all time and why?

So Lovely by Fonte. He was doing the melodic r’n’b stuff before a lot of people. In So Lovely, he’s talking about the adversities of growing up in Greensboro, North Carolina. The way he writes about it is so reflective and detailed but effortless at the same time. When you can say a lot without saying much, that’s when you’re using language effectively and that’s what makes it the best song.

What’s next for you?

My goal in life beyond rap is to facilitate sensory cultural experiences. I want people to experience culture through my food, and my music. I want to make a cologne that smells like the beach and the Mexican desert at the same time. I want people to experience my cultural perspective through whatever I provide.

Artist: Romeo Don't Die @romeodontdie
photography: Koku Awuye
Words: Yasmine Seck & Alpha Oumarou