Chi City Hip Hop artist R.O.E. (Rising Over Envy) recently wrapped up his tour “Highway To Happiness.”
The tour makes it’s rounds in the midwest to 6 cities, with Chicago being it’s second to the last stop. R.O.E. was joined by leading front man, saxophonist Jeff Gibbs of The Jeff Gibbs Quartet, along with a live band. Gibbs has been heavy in the Chicago Hip Hop scene for quite some time, with his Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop soulful fusion. Gibbs and R.O.E together live, do more than justice for Hip Hop… in the words of R.O.E., they are here to REVIVE Hip Hop, indeed!
I got a chance to get an interview with R.O.E. after the show, and it goes as follows…
B ROC – Highway to Happiness Tour for your EP To Happiness… Tell us your feelings about being on tour.
R.O.E. – We’re wrapping up our midwest tour, and it’s been fun. Going to different cities and performing for different audiences… happy to perform and get their reactions to my music. Feels good!
B ROC – Now that the tour is coming to a close… do you have anything else you are working on?
R.O.E. – Right now I’m working on a live album. Coming out real soon, like within the next few weeks. And I’m also working on my first full length album. So, I’m excited about that. I’m in a different place right now with my work, and I have a lot of other things that I’m prepping for. Got a lot going on and just look forward reaching my goals.
B ROC – For your album, is there a set time frame or date for it’s release?
R.O.E. – Yeah, we’re looking at spring of 2016… so definitely hope to have it out by then.
Below is a video of R.O.E. & The Jeff Gibbs Quartet performing at the Double Door. Be sure to follow them on twitter for the latest in updates.
Want more on R.O.E.? Check out R.O.E.’s 4 Chi City Radio recap here.