I’m Rahman, most people call me Roc. I live in Philly and I love music. It’s my favorite form of art and I create content that documents the stories of those who create or have created music that I enjoy listening to. I was raised on Sade and Anita Baker. “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) and “Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check,” was my introduction to hip hop. Jay-Z is the GOAT and OutKast is the greatest rap duo of all time.
My Real Name is:
But The World Knows Me As:
What decade do you think your personality would thrive in?
Where was your favorite place you have traveled to?
I don't travel much
Top travel destination on your list?
Egypt, Italy, Tokyo, New Zealand, Nigeria
What is one important thing an Ex taught you ?
To have a strong work ethic
What was your Childhood fear?
Hearing that I couldn't watch tv or "wait til your father gets home."
The first app I open every day is…
What is your favorite social media app and why?
Instagram, they won me over once they allowed you to make stories and share post
What is something silly you got in trouble for as a child?
I told the kids at this day camp that I went to that Santa wasn't real, but in my defense I was repeating what my parents told me.
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
As of now it’s this country song called "What Hurts the Most" by Rascal Flatts. I heard it when I went to the dentist awhile ago and I can't stop listening to it.
What is your favorite current and past show?
Atlanta and The Rugrats.
Now lets get to know the Viber professionally!
Job Title and Company
I've been in this position for this many years:
I've been in this industry for this many years
What is your Side Hustle or (Brand)
My side hustle is called 8th & Bside
How did you begin your Side Hustle?
After years of interviewing local artist for other companies and listening to Rap Radar podcast I decided to create my own.
Is this a Passion project, Dream Career or Side Hustle?
Do you consider yourself an influencer? If yes, why?
Not sure, I'll let people decide if I am or not.
The most surprising thing I've learned about being a professional in this field is
A majority of people have an interesting story to tell if you ask the right questions.
How did you even get started in this industry or line of work?
I linked up with these guys DJ Taaj, Kile and DJ Lean Wit It while I was at Temple University to work at their radio show Powerhourmuzik on WHIP, Temple's radio station, and interned for WXPN writing music blogs for their blog site, The Key. I made sure to reach out to as many local artists in the city or area while doing these things that by the time I started 8th & Bside it was easy to set up interviews and create content.
My colleagues and counterparts would be surprised or perhaps flabbergasted if they knew that I
I'm not sure because I don't think that I do anything that's outside of the norm.
10 Years ago I was
Just starting school at DCCC, damn time flys.
I legit swore at the age of 10 that I was going to grow up to be
The first African American Pokemon Master
What inspires you?
Music, it gives me the inspiration to create dope content
How do you inspire people?
Consistently work no matter what
To calm me down when I'm pissed off I listen to