His newest single, “Hard Living,” is a track that simultaneously displays his unique talent and original sound while also giving fans an inside look at the life experiences that have molded him into the promising young artist that he is today. Growing up in the unruly parts of East Texas, R.O.E. dealt with a dysfunctional household with little parental guidance. But he was born with a gift for music, and his father had him on stages performing in front of audiences as a young boy. By age 12, he was writing his own lyrics and rhymes and by age 18, he knew he was destined to be a global entertainer. Since that time, he has written songs about the things he saw in the streets and the things that intrigued him about the lifestyles of true hustling.
“This single is basically the story of my life,” he said. “It’s about when I was young and had a rough coming up. I think there are a lot of people who can relate to that. It’s a struggle song about real situations, and I think it will get a lot of steam out there when people hear it and know that they can connect with it. More than anything, I wanted a song that would let fans get in touch with who I am and give them a little more personal information about who I am.”