It’s no secret that Bronx, NY is the birthplace of Hip Hop. What you may not know is that Bronx is also home to a neighborhood called Throggs Neck, the birthplace of one of the best kept secrets emerging in Hip Hop, Brandon Rose.
To the uninitiated, Throggs Neck NY is ‘a pleasant peninsular area in the southeastern part of the Bronx; an idyllic and serene backdrop to the windswept water of Eastchester Bay with its white-shingled one- and two-family houses and quiet, tidy streets.’ Brandon Rose has a different story to tell about life in what he refers to as “Throggz Neck City,” far from the rosy perception painted above. He describes a life most often experienced in other parts of the Bronx; stories of the struggle, the streets, and survival.
A conscious artist and true street scholar, Brandon Rose has an authentic, raw lyrical style that doesn’t conform to the shift the genre has taken in recent years.