Raised in Scarborough, ON, rapper/song writer R.O.Z has made Winnipeg, MB his home since 2008. Born in August of 1988, R.O.Z has been making music since his early teens. As a young man R.O.Z moved a lot living in Thunder Bay, Virginia, and Atlanta before making his home in Winnipeg, all the while crafting his art based on his surroundings and life experiences.

In October 2010 R.O.Z began working on his music career fulltime, recording songs for his debut mixtape titled “Piff Music”. Releasing his first video single “Rollin” featuring Big Lean on youtube in December 2010. Since then he has released 3 mixtapes, “Piff Music 1,” “Piff Music 2” and “Mo Piff,”which was mixed, arranged and hosted by award-winning Toronto DJ, Dames Nellas.

Since pursuing music fulltime, R.O.Z has shared the stage with some of hip hop’s biggest acts. This growing list of acts include: Tyga, French Montana, J.Cole, Big Sean, Kid Ink, Jadakiss, Fabolous and Pusha T. R.O.Z has also performed at the city of Winnipeg’s annual Bannatyne Block Party in front of a crowd of thousands. In June 2012, R.O.Z headlined his own concert entitled “Heart of the City” which took place at Park Theatre in Winnipeg, the show was a huge success. With a capacity of 400+ at Park Theatre, the show was sold out. R.O.Z’s music was in heavy rotation on Winnipeg’s 104.7 Streetz FM and his singles “Rollin” featuring Big Lean and “Let’s Get It On” featuring Brian Notice made rotation on Toronto’s Flow 93.5 FM as well as Vancouver’s The Beat 94.5 FM.

In September 2012, R.O.Z released his second free mixtape entitled “Piff Music 2”. This mixtape has shown the growth and maturation of R.O.Z as an artist. Featured on the mixtape are also New York artist Smoke DZA and the hip hop legend Styles P. “Piff Music 2” also saw the involvement of some of the biggest producers out of Canada and the United States. Names include Niko EMB, Rup Monsta, Will for EMB, Roc & Mayne, and Pat Preezy among others. The project has been well received by the hiphop blogging community. Building on his current fan base, the project has been well received by the hip hop blogging community. Both mixtapes of the Piff Music series have been featured on many notable websites such as www.hiphopcanada.com, www.torontorappers.com, www.hiphopdx.com, www.freeonsmash.com, www.nahright.com, www.youheardthatnew.com, www.hotnewhiphop.com, in addition to receiving great feedback and reviews from many other globally valued and respected blogs and hip hop sites who have been tastemakers in hip hop during the internet era which have helped “Piff Music Series” to receive a combined 70, 000+ downloads to date .

Since the release of his debut project, R.O.Z. managed to secure sponsorship from Reebok. R.O.Z. is currently working on his follow up project entitled “When the Smoke Clears.”

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