Video: Rocky Banks – “Tony Hawk”
The Rising Emcee Plays Multiple Roles in the EARMILK-Premiered Video Single from Big Little Brother, Releasing February 5th
Critical Praise for Rocky Banks:
“Houston’s Rocky Banks is an artist to look out for” – HipHopDX
Rhyming with uncommon wit and stark honesty, Houston rapper Rocky Banks raps to show off his skills and tell his life story. Rhyming over a disorienting, whirling dervish of chimes and xylophones, Rocky flexes on his come-up on “Tony Hawk.” Weaving shots at Donald Trump within his dizzying array of boasts and tongue-twisters, Rocky Banks proves his formidable skill in the new single. Premiered by EARMILK, “Tony Hawk” is the latest video from Big Little Brother, which tells the story of Rocky’s life as a rising rapper and a recovering drug addict, following the creative video for “Through The Phone,” premiered by HipHopDX earlier this month. Featuring appearances from Ripp Flamez, LVFromCle, Mufasa Enzor, Big Brandon Willis and Tiara Jewel, Big Little Brother, releasing on February 5th, places Rocky Banks in an esteemed lineage of self-aware street rappers.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Rocky Banks was a promising student and young artist, impressing with his speech and spoken word and drawing the attention of local artists like Dice Soho. In high school, Rocky started to struggle with drug addiction, alienating him from his family and his school. Banks hit rock bottom when he nearly overdosed on methamphetamine–his near death experience helped Rocky kick drugs and embrace his new lease on life. Banks used his art to break out of his stupor, devoting his life to his music. He began to see the fruits of his labor in 2015, when he released his debut full-length In Other News I Don’t Do Drugs Anymore, which earned the rapper coverage in The FADER, HipHopDX, Revolt, and more. In early 2017, Banks released Trust In Banko, his second project, which pulled in over 60,000 hits on LiveMixtapes and established the young Houston rapper as an artist to watch. With Big Little Brother set to release in February, Rocky is poised for a monster 2018.
Watch “Tony Hawk”: https://youtu.be/km_qSfUaTtY
Check out the EARMILK premiere: https://earmilk.com/2018/01/24/rocky-banks-busts-out-some-gnarly-tricks-in-tony-hawk-video-premiere/
Big Little Brother tracklisting:
- Big Little Brother (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
- Unimpressed (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
- Purpose ft Mufasa Enzor (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
- Dopeman Interlude
- Dopeman (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
- Tony Hawk (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
- Loud & Clear feat. Ripp Flamez & LVfromCLE (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
- Other Side (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
- Wonderful ft. Big Brandon Willis (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
- Late Night Text ft. Tiara Jewel (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
- Through The Phone (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
- Boyfriend (Prod. Mitch Mula)
- Old Me (Prod. Mufasa Enzor)
- Big Boy (Prod. Roy Smith & Matt Vogel)
- [Bonus] Mini Me (Prod. Louie Ji)
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Rocky Banks Background:
Rakeem Ishmauel Mahammad Williams (born on February 19, 1994), better known by his stage name Rocky Banks, is an American alternative Hip-Hop music artist from Houston, TX. Banks began to gain recognition following the late 2015/early 2016 release of his first solo album, In Other News I Don’t Do Drugs Anymore, which first introduced the artist’s personal hardships and his acceptance of drug addiction. Following the release of this project, Banks received cosigns from The Fader, Hip-Hop DX, Los Angles Leakers, & Revolt TV. In early 2017, Banks return with a sophomore project titled Trust In Banko, pulling in over 60,000 hits on Livemixtapes. His next album Big Little Brother releases on February 8th, 2018.
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“Tony Hawk”: https://youtu.be/km_qSfUaTtY
“Through The Phone”: https://youtu.be/CsrJS7OO6ag
“SKRT Off/New New”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuuaP3Cp-v4
Trust In Banko: https://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/42273/rocky-banks-trust-in-banko.html
In Other News, I Don’t Do Drugs Anymore: https://soundcloud.com/rocky-bank/sets/in-other-news-i-dont-do-drugs