Stepping confidently into a saturated sea of negative imagery, alternative hip-hop and spoken word artist Rome D'Carlo seeks to move against the status quo by bringing a variety of conscious, satirical, inspirational, and personal themes into his artistry.
Rome has been featured in a wide range of economic, political, and cultural events including the Russell Simmons Voter Registration Block Party, the National Black Theatre Festival, the Triad Minority and Women's Business Expo, Bus Boys and Poets, the Charlotte UNITE Festival, and the Black Mecca Festival, where he opened up for renowned poet Jasmine Mans.
Competitively, he has successfully won the Front and Center Poetry Slam (Charlotte, NC) and Wordplay Poetry Slam (Greensboro, NC) while qualifying as a Slam Charlotte Poetry Grand Slam Finalist during the 2017 season. Within the media, his art has been featured by NC radio giant WJMH 102 Jamz, WNAA 90.1FM Poetry Cafe, WUAG 103.1FM, Yes! Weekly Magazine, and various blogs, documentaries, and websites.
Rome D'Carlo is a grateful student of hip-hop and it’s roots, while also understanding the need for the culture to evolve and stay fresh through new creative endeavors. It is this understanding that keeps him humble, constantly seeking to improve, until his God-given journey reaches it's conclusion. Thank you and God Bless.