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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

WBM Features: Rock City

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about,
but the inner music the words make.
-Truman Capote, McCall's, November 1967

What do the songs, "Music For Love" by Mario, "When I Grow Up" by Pussycat Dolls, "If It Isn't Love" by Jennifer Hudson, "Runaway Love" by Justin Bieber and Hip Hop Smash, "Forever" by Drake all have in common? They all or in part, have been penned by the singing/songwriting duo Rock City.

Hailing from the Virgin Islands, but now residing in Atlanta, Georgia, the group Rock City consisting of Theron (Da Spokesman) and Timothy (Don't Talk) have worked with many of the music industry's greats while also working tirelessly on their own project. Interestingly enough, with everything they have accomplished in such a short amount of time, Rock City is just brushing the surface with what's to come.

Currently working on material for Flo-rida, Rhianna, and T.I., the world can definitely expect some fiyah from the Rock City brothers, especially with the release of their upcoming LP Wake The Neighbors a little later this year. So with some time between travel and studio sessions, WBM was able to steal a few moments of Rock City's time just to catch up.

Here's what they had to say.

[As Told To Why Blue Matters]

Who is Rock City?

Rock City: Theron (Da Spokesman) Timothy (Dont Talk)

Where are you based out of?

Rock City: Virgin Island but we reside in Atlanta, GA

What does music mean to you?

Rock City: Everything it's our life.

Are you musicians as well?

Rock City: No

When did you know music was something you wanted to pursue?

Rock City: Once Kris Kross came out we knew we wanted to be in the music business.

I understand you have an extensive resume, what are some the projects you worked on?

Rock City: Jennifer Hudson "If It Isn't love," Iyaz "Replay" and Pussycat Dolls "When I Grow Up" to name a few.

What are you working on currently?

Rock City: Material for Flo-Rida, TI, Rihanna.

Outside of music, what are some of your interests?

Rock City: Because we are so busy, we love just chilling with our friends and family, whatever they want to do.

How'd you link with Konvict Muzik?

Rock City: Friend Benny D was Akon's DJ and we knew Akon so we made it happen.

You've had an extensive amount of songs placed for a number of artists. How do you know which to hold on to and which to provide to for other artists?

Rock City: It's really hard so we just have to be honest with ourselves and hold what sounds like Rock City.

What keeps you motivated?

Rock City: Family and Friends

Are there any artists that you would like to work with that you haven't already?

Rock City: Beyonce, Jay-z.

Biggest accomplishment?

Rock City: Winning a Grammy.

What's one thing about Rock City that many probably don't know?

Rock City: We wrote The Rain that was sung by Akon in 7th Grade

What can we expect from you in 2010?

Rock City: Wake The Neighbors Album.

What is your advice for upcoming songwriters?

Rock City: Work Hard and believe in yourself.

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