18 year old, up and coming Hip-Hop artist from Long Island, Ira Squires known by his Artist name as “iRok” is the future. His single “Patience” lyrically discusses on how he is awaiting his time and moment for him to be on the top of the game. Metaphorically using ‘riches’ & the ‘fast life’ as a way of living, this song shows his dedication, passion, and most importantly his “Patience” for his craft. This generation is filled with dreamers and pursuers and iRok cultivates that feeling into his music.There’s no doubt in my mind that this kid has the talent, drive, and swag to be the next big thing in music & he’s only 18. You can also check out his other music on his Soundcloud and connect with him via social media! Listen to Patience here and check out our exclusive interview below!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers? Can you give us a brief history of your musical career?
Im iRok, 18 Years Old Born & Raised In Long Island, Wyandanch, NY Born September 28th, 1999. Since 13 I Always Been Writing But Started To Record With My Cousin Stew At 17 Years Old When I Drop My First Single “First Place” And Dropped It On SoundCloud. Then Met Some Rappers From School That Also Rap And Started A Little Group With Them Dropped A Song Called “Love My Wok” But The Producer Didn't Like It So He Reported The Song And It Got Deleted, Then The Rest Is History.
How did you come up with your name? Is there a meaning behind it?
My Real Name & Rap Name Came From My Cousin That I Never Met Because He Died At 15 In 1995 Who Was My Dads Favorite Cousin Where I Got The Name Ira From, And My Dad & Others Used To Call Him iRok And I Just Carried That Name Also.
Do you write your own music? Can you tell us a bit about your writing style?
Yes, I Write All My Songs 100%. My Style Is Kinda Versatile Like, I Dont Sing But I Rap Sometimes Softly And Sometimes I Can Just Fully Rap But I Love To Switch Up My Flows Every Time, I Like For Everyone Look For My Flows And Light Bars.
We’re really into your new song! Can you tell us a bit about it? Where did the inspiration behind the song come from?
My Recent Song “Patience” Is Really Just About Being Patient In This Industry And Not Rush My Time Because I Know My Day Will Come Soon As Long As I Be Smart With My Work And When My Day Do Come Imma Stunt On The People Who Did Me Wrong. The Inspiration Came From Other Artist Who Are In The Industry Who Been Waiting Patently For There Time And Now They Got It Because They Worked Hard And Never Stopped.
What’s next for you?
Next Is Dropping My EP Then After Lay Low And Just Work On Videos.
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