Born in Chicago, iRoc would move to Columbus, GA and Far Rockaway Queens, NY before settling in Anchorage, AK. With his parents divorcing soon after, and life in Anchorage being similar to any other city, the next 10 plus years was hard and would only get harder for the soon to be rapper. With poverty setting in and forcing him to resort to a faster way of life in the streets, initially, and just as something to do, iRoc started rapping with some of the other kids in school. But as countless people recognized his talent, it would soon become a passion not yet strong enough to overpower the pull of fast money. Life in the fast-lane would lead him to experience the loss of many friends and even his own freedom, facing a temporary stint within the system. Upon his release, the choice was finally made to pursue music a lot more seriously.
Having recorded with the likes of NE-YO, Miguel, Kurupt, Devin the Dude, MC LYTE, Erick Sermon, C-BO, etc., iRoc Omega secured his first major recording contract to release his debut album “Weight of My World.” Initially regarded with high expectations, the album ended up being shelved along with iRoc being dropped from the label. Discouraged by the cold-heartedness of the major label machine, he decided to forge ahead and continue building his fan base independently.
Opening for headliners such as Kelly Rowland, Outkast, DMX, Paul Wall, 112, Warren G., SWV, Doug E. Fresh, E-40, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, and many more, diehard fans were dissatisfied with the former Black Ice Records/Universal Records recording artist’s debut independent release entitled “The Coldest Fire”, so he dropped the refreshing and recharged “The Coldest FIRE: RELOADED and REDEEMED” six months later. Now, promising never to disappoint again, his new upcoming release entitled “Forever The Coldest Fire,” starring “It’s All On You” featuring Snoop Dogg & Dre’ Rock, in addition to being produced by Emmy Award winning composer Jason Hausman, is highly anticipated.