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[NEW ENTRY] Roy L. - Better Offense

By Lydia Peterson, Jan 5 2020 04:44PM


We spoke to Roy L. about his music and life and this is what he had to say:


"Born and raised in what is now statistically the worst city in America per capital. Monroe, La. Raised by a single mother while my father fought his demons from the Vietnam war. My mother only had one other child, a daughter, who was five years older than me so by the time I became a teenager, I was an only child. Same song, different melody. The pain of being alone and abandoned caused momma to withdraw and seclude herself while I found attention in the streets and music to relate my pain. I grew up literally writing down Tupac and Nas's lyrics and unbeknownst to me at that time they'd plant seeds of events and people that would influence me heavily in my later teens early adulthood. Served in the Army. Lived in Europe as a civilian. Twice. Done two separate prison sentences in two separate states. My last bid, I truly found Allah. And he found me. Music is my strength, my refuge, my conduit, it's how I exorcise the demons withIN. In no way do I glorify or seek vilification from my audience. I just write my heart".


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