Rome Fortune – American rapper, songwriter
Rome Fortune’s full name is Jerome Fortune. He decided to shorten the name to make it sound more suitable for the rap world. However, some fans say that the name reminded rapper of the sitcom Martin, where Jerome was a pimp. That’s why the artist decided to cut the name a bit.
The artist was born on 13 October 1988 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fortune had many musicians in the family, which helped him discover his talent rather early. Jerome’s relatives were cornetist Nat Adderley and Cannonball Adderley, who played the saxophone. His grandfather Richard Adderley was a jazz musician, whose work influenced Fortune.
In his songs, Rome Fortune mixes at least six different styles. In the interviews, he often said that he tried to read a lot in order to improve the quality of his lyrics. It’s worth noting that Jerome didn’t get any help from relatives or friends when starting his career. He managed to find lyrics and music, which were interesting to the audience, on his own.
In 2011, Rome released his debut EP, The Air Mattress. In 2012, he presented two more albums, ЕР V O Y E U R (produced by the rapper Childish Major) and mixtape lolo, recorded together with CeeJ. The mixtape featured such songs as “Quest”, “Zoner”, “Cocaine Present”, “95 Skydive”, “Pure Game, Glass Of Wine & A Blunt”. Even though the albums didn’t make it into the charts, the rapper managed to find his audience.