For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be on MTV and in movies. To this day, I STILL rap to myself in the mirror like I use to as a kid and I still have an interest in film. I am fortunate to be in a generation where it is much easier to make these things happen by doing it myself. I am proud to announce the premier of my first music video Hunger from my L7 EP (available on iTunes, Google Play, and CDBaby) directed by myself and my brother Sebastian “Sora” Wheeler @Sora_PH. Thanks for the support and I hope you like it!!! #LIKE #SHARE #RETWEET
Rockwila – Hunger (Official Music Video)
So yesterday I dropped the L7 EP (click the pic to purchase), available iTunes, Google Play & CDBaby. It’s a pretty exciting time for me. What I’ve been able to accomplish has been a blessing. I want to thank everyone involved directly with the project, my wife Mallory, my kids, S.Jones for the production, Alex Ellis and Mike Gilmore (a.k.a DJ Tragic Mike) of Breakdown Teknique for the engineering and mixing. I want to thank #TeamL7 (Warren, Sebastian, Leonard, Fred, Tommie). Those that has supported and inspired me throughout all this rappin’ stuff the rest of my family, S.H.A.D.O.W, Blakc Skye, Sabatoge, Slink (and all them lol). Of course I will thank the fans I have attained and appreciate my music. Still more to come people. I’ve already been working on the album and if I continue on this course I am on now…. It’s gonna be pretty darn good. Just continue makin that right hand form a L and that left a 7 with me.
So what’s it been??? Like a month or somethin’? I’ll keep it short and sweet with the updates. The L7 EP will drop in April 2013 and be available all of the same places my singles are currently available (iTunes, CdBaby, Amazon, Facebook Music Store). I will be performing at Club 906 in Liberty Missouri Feburary-22-2013 along side some DOPE artists, If you are in the area and can make it out you REALLY should. You can get the info on the Shows page.
I enlisted the assistance of an incredible graphics designer Evan Abrams @ECAbrams to create a lyrical video for my song One in a Million you can check out on my YouTube page TheRockwilaShow. While you’re there check out my Thank You video if you have’t seen it already. It’s full of thank yous and more updates about what’s going on with me. For a limited time I added another L7 track to my Soundcloud called Hunger. Get there, check it out and let me know what you think. If you haven’t already be sure to like my Rockwila Facebook Page. Just another way to keep up with me, I’m real social. If you want to be added to my Fan Mailing List (I have yet to come up with a cool name) go to the contact page and leave a comment including your email address. You will get a heads up about shows, news and discounts to merchandise and music before anyone else. Thanks.
Happy holidays everyone! I want to thank you again for your support. This has been a great year for me in my career but I still have a lot more to do. I’ve accomplished things I wouldn’t have even imagined a couple of years ago. Your support and kind words push me to do more, to do better. I’ve gained new fans/friends, and surprised people who have known me for years. I can only hope 2013 is as good as 2012 was for me.
I plan to do more shows and tour in 2013. In order to do that I will need your help. Spread the word about me. Use your Twitter and Facebook “influences” to lead the unknowing to my site. My singles are on sale all over the place for $.99 (iTunes, Google Play, Facebook Music Store, CD Baby, Amazon). I will have merchandise to sell as well. The full L7 EP will be released early 2013 and be on sale at the same places.
Don’t be shy and say hello sometime. I’m always on Twitter and Facebook. I’ve also started a Tumblr for my blog called “Real Conversations by. Rock”. It’s a lot of funny stories and conversations I have been fortunate to be a part of. It was popular to my Facebook friends so I decided to start it.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!!
SO I’ve had a CRAZY week this week…. I been super busy at my day job, but yall don’t care about that. You wanna know bout this music don’t you??? Well here’s what I’m gonna do. As you may know I have an EP coming out entitled L7. Tonight I will release the singles from that EP for FREE!!! I am very proud of these songs and I think you will like them. FUN FACT!!! On Monday (While I was still at work in the middle of fixing a computer mind you) I got a call from Shade45′ s All Out Show to participate in their Hate It Or Love It segment where they interview me, play my song, and listeners call in and say whether they hate the song or love the song. If you have never heard this segment you can check mine out here (Rockwila Hate It Or Love It). Basically the people that call never have much “Love” for the artist, they typically want them to die in the worst way imaginable. Needless to say my song Rockstar (you can find on my music page) WON HATE IT OR LOVE IT!!! Go to my music page, download the L7 Singles, tell me what you think. Much respect to S.Jones (@SjonesiProduce) and Mike & Alex from Breakdown Teknique (@BDTeknique @AEBeats) for the work they’ve put in on this project thus far. Tweet me: @rockwilamusic leave comments on the website and spread the word. I appreciate all of your support.
WHAT UP, WHAT UP, WHAT UP?
First off again I’d like to thank those that have visited my site, listened and downloaded music. It is an honor to make music for those willing to listen. It’s even better to make music I love and that is true to ME!! I got a few questions on why I left the first post up for so long (about 3 months). A couple reasons. 1: I really wanted the people I thanked in the first post to see that I gave them the credit they deserved and I wanted others to see who I thanked. 2: I HAVE A FULL TIME GIG!! There is not enough time in my day to work, provide for my wife and kids, do shows, write and record new music etc AND run the site. I am a rookie at this I know but I plan on adding a new post every time I have new music to add or show updates. Stick with me it will be well worth the wait. Speaking of NEW MUSIC, I have uploaded 5 tracks (Want It Wit Us, Party Pt.2, Ima Beast, No Good, & Viper Boyz) from my mixtape DeadBeat. I want to thank my people Legion The Legend for his verse and mix on Want It Wit Us and S.H.A.D.O.W for his verse. They were EPIC and appreciated. PLEASE take a listen and/or download. Tell me what you think by leaving comments on the site OR Tweet me @rockwilamusic. I NEED LISTENERS, FANS and not just from Kansas City so spread the word!! I love doing shows, I pride myself in my performances. The demand from the fans is what gets me in the venues.
UPDATE ON PROJECT L7!!
For those that don’t know, I am working on an EP entitled L7. It’s dedicated to the fact of always being “different” coming up. I was a geek (still am) so it was natural for people to call me that, and a square, and a lame, and everything else. So this EP is sort of a declaration. Me standing up, being myself and saying “I am what I am…..FUCK YOU!!”. I never really had a voice back then so I use music and take the “square” or “L7″ name they use to call me and use it in a positive manner. I am happy and excite to announce that the project is more than half way done but I will be releasing the singles to the EP VERY SOON!! They will be free to download so when I drop them, go NUTS!! I plan to do a series of shows once the singles drop so again SPREAD THE WORD. Email everyone you know a link to www.rockwilamusic.com. Have people follow me on Twitter @rockwilamusic, DOWNLOAD/LISTEN to the music. Thanks for your time World.
1st off I want to welcome everyone to my site. (Where are my manners) Allow me to introduce myself my name is Rockwila. I am a Hip-Hop artist from Kansas City MO. The purpose of this site is to broaden my range as an artist, gain new fans, and serve as a “Home Base” for my music, updates, etc. The simple fact that you are reading this means a lot to me and I hope you will continue to visit as I update content and add new music, videos and show dates. Having my own site and putting out my music on a wider scale has been a dream of mine. I developed this site myself but I wanted to thank a few people that helped make this possible.
My wife Mallory & Family – These last few weeks of me working on this has been tough on you guys as I have not been around with my head in the computer. Even right now at 4:30am Mallory had to go sleep on the couch while I was up working on this.
S.H.A.D.O.W – If it wasn’t for you putting me on Prelude to the Savior years ago I am not sure I would be doing this today.
The Crew Crew (Warren, Tommie, Kim, Adrian, Leonard, Fred) *Just thought of that doubt it will stick* – Your encouragement throughout the years has pushed me to do this.
Hank, Hans, Roman, Steve – Thanks for testing some things on the site and editing code for me when I needed it.
I know I don’t have much now but I am extremely excited about what’s to come. I have a mix-tape coming out entitled DeadBeat (I have a few tracks featured on the music page) and I have an EP coming out entitled L7 (I will put up a song or 2 from it soon). Thanks again for your support.