Local rapper Nate Rose hosts concert Saturday

By COLBY DENTON
Posted 11/28/18

Nate Rose, Cleveland’s resident rapper, is bringing his unique style of music to his hometown in a live concert Saturday, and tickets have been selling fast.

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Nate Rose, Cleveland’s resident rapper, is bringing his unique style of music to his hometown in a live concert Saturday, and tickets have been selling fast.

A Cleveland High and Middle Tennessee State University alumni, the 24-year-old fancies himself a cultured rapper. He is known for his high-quality music videos dressed in button-down shirts, ties and suspenders.

“I’m working on a music video with a client named John Greely — who’s in a metal band called Seventh Servant — and he actually opened up a new music venue in Cleveland, which is where we’ll be hosting this concert,” he said.

The concert is simply called Nate Rose Live in Cleveland, and features special guests Sober, Justice Goodner and Santino Laboy.

For past performances, Rose has worked in a variety of venues, ranging from small ones like the Cleveland shows to larger theaters that seat over 6,000, like one of his past performances at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Hoping for a good turnout, Rose said Cleveland can be a tough market to break into, but is excited about his personal fan base and plans to build off that regardless of audience size.

His own personal merchandise line is ready to be launched as a response to the increased demands of fans for his branded products. He said he’s even seen some fans with tattoos of him and his brand, which he takes as a sincere compliment.

“I’m working on my brand every day. Operating the business side and trying to promote myself has required my full attention.  I’m really happy with the results,” he said.

Rose has been described as “the James Bond of rap,” a title he was all too happy to be given as it was based on his cultured aesthetic and groundbreaking music.

Describing his career as having improved exponentially over the last year, Rose’s music went from 150 to 5,000 streams per day on Spotify.

While he expects to perform some of his newer songs at the concert, he said his most popular tracks like “Elon Musk,” “Yes Man” and “Oh Lord” cannot be ignored.

Rose is in the process of dropping a brand new project as well, which will consist of six new songs by mid-spring.

“Across all platforms I’m probably doing 20,000 to 30,000 streams of my content per day,” he added.

He also explained  he’s recently been receiving large advertising placements in the form of Kingsford and Major League Baseball, which both used his song “Oh Lord” for their national commercial campaign. Other companies using Rose’s songs include the Miami Dolphins, UFC fighters and Playboy models.

At the moment,  three of Rose’s songs have hit over 100,000 streams on Spotify and Sound Cloud.

“I have over 1 million streams on Spotify overall, but these companies using my songs are really helping me get the word out,” he said. “Several YouTubers have helped me out as well.”

Adding to his overall draw is Rose’s content and style, which he describes as vastly different from the inflammatory music created by most mainstream rappers. With few curse words and topics ranging from enjoying life to the stock market, his music  stands apart from its more explicit counterparts.

“I try to talk more about relationships and business,” he said. “I want to make it cool to be cultured.  I combine that with urban culture.”

Rose expects the energy of the upcoming concert to be highly enthusiastic and will serve as an opportunity for concertgoers to forget their troubles and enjoy themselves. Creating a unique atmosphere not normally found in Cleveland is a major goal.

Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $25 for VIP access, however the VIP tickets are nearly sold out. They can be purchased through the link bit.ly/naterosecleveland. The concert takes place at 3325 Frederick Andrew Drive.

“I’m an artist who gives you all of the mainstream flavor, but with a unique perspective coming from an entrepreneurial spirit and debonair demeanor you won’t find on many stages,” he added.

For more information, check out his Facebook, as well as Instagram and Twitter at @naterosemusic.

Rose’s music can be purchased on all major music sites including iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify. 

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