“Never stop rhyming.” Common
Nominated at the 2018 Swiss Music Awards, the artist ROOTWORDS has earned a reputation for performing a repertoire of high stature, with an absolute commitment to communicating the essence of music at it’s most organic level.
The epitome of a “world citizen” (born in the USA of Zambian heritage and raised in Switzerland), ROOTWORDS began rhyming at the age of 16. He studied international relations and law, only to drop out in a radical rebellion against the system, with the intent of focusing on music.
Since winning the renowned M4 Music “Urban Award”, as well as multiple other accolades, the lyricist has graced the stages of many international festivals with his live band The Block Notes, including Montreux Jazz and Paleo Festival (Switzerland), Reggae Sun Ska (France), Selvamonos (Peru) and Bushfire (Swaziland). About 170 shows in 11 countries.
ROOTWORDS recently dropped his second album Warning Signs (March 23rd, 2018).
I want my music and name to stand the test of time. I want people to be able to play my music at any stage or any age in their life. I am working on making a timeless legacy. I want people to be able to listen to my music and recognise the true essence of the culture I am defending. I want to continue to evolve with the times and re-invent my sound while keeping my identity. I want to be a reference in Hip Hop like all of the artists who inspired me.
2011 – 2018
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