’s Top 50 Underground/Indie/Emerging Artists Of 2013

We’ve been talking about RoQy TyRaid for a few years now and for very good reason! In fact we take credit for breaking him on a national level!


Valley Hype cameras met up with RoQ’y in the heart of Phoenix at The Main Ingredient Ale House & Cafe. We chopped it up while he got down on a “tasty” sandwich just before his performance that took place last weekend at underground hip-hop haven, The Hidden House.

My Click Urban – RoQ’y TyRaiD Interview & Video: “Can’t C Me”

MyCLickUrban sat down with RoQ’y TyRaiD recently following a panel discussion on Black Music Month with Radio Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona.

Egotripland – “LAX to Germany” (AUDIO).

Granted, international creative collabs aren’t exactly a novelty anymore given this thing called the Interwebz. But that doesn’t prevent LA emcee RoQ’y TyRaiD from flaunting his Deutschland connects – in the person of incredibly-christened producer, Rice Master Yen – on the spirited “LAX to Germany.”

AllHipHop’s Top 50 In Underground Hip-Hop of 2012

n 2012 The Underground Hip Hop scene found itself expanding and transforming into an almost unrecognizable entity from most any other year.

HipHopDX “Year Round School”

RoQ’y takes it to the High Line elevated train garden in Manhattan for his latest. If you’re feeling it, purchase a copy from his Bandcamp. – Her Bourne Identity

For young women of color, the pressure to conform to complex and often contradictory societal standards can make every day feel like an undercover mission. On inaugural mixtape leak The Bourne Identity, Booth newcomer RoQ’y TyRaid laces Jimmy Flight‘s understated boardwork with a series of lyrical vignettes illustrating the difficulties women face in finding their identity.

The 2011 Playback:’s Top 25 Underground Artists of 2011

What can you say about the Phenom out of Phoenix? RoQy TyRaiD refuses to accommodate “sandbox rappers” in his lyrics. He rhymes about whatever he deems worthy, and he could care less what the critics say because he knows he is able to punish every beat he spits over with pure gold. In his words, “The Culture Is Back”.