Rohan da Great’s entire life has been scored by the sounds of music.
Having been raised in the predominantly Caribbean Brooklyn community of East Flatbush, the artist was embedded within the music and culture of his heritage. His father is a well known and revered dancehall artist, Curry Don, who was part of Brooklyn's infamous Mini Mart HiFi sound system.
Under his father’s tutelage, the artist was able to refine his skills as both a songwriter and performer. Though he excelled in academia, the artist never forgot about his roots and decided upon moving to Johnston County, North Carolina decided to pursue music full time. In 2011, Rohan the Great started his own label, Leaders of the Artistic Revolution, building his own studio in the process. Throughout his childhood, the artist listened to a variety of reggae and dancehall juggernauts like Beenie Man, Pinchers and Louie Culture. As a teenager, he enjoyed the sounds of Mr. Vegas, and currently looks towards artists like Bob Marley, Kranium, Vybz Kartel and Popcaan for musical inspiration. Combining the sonic sensibilities of reggae, dancehall and hip hop to inform his approach to music making, the artist is a melting pot of influences claiming, “Brooklyn hip hop shaped my rhymes, dancehall gave me my vibe and roots, and the slow pace of the south gave me time to polish my skills.
Although Rohan flourishes in many genres of music, the world got its first glimpse of his musicianship through the 2015 banger “SMYK” with Chicago EDM producer Dani Deahl that was premiered on Billboard, charted on Beatport and was featured in an episode of Oxygen's Bad Girls Club. The following year, the artist liberated his first EP, The Real, which received recognition from the hip hop’s tastemakers like HHS1987, The Hype Magazine and Hip Hop Vibe. Exploring both the good and bad elements of love and relationships, death, struggle, optimism, and ills of society according to the artist, The Real was a crafty project driven by lyricism, wit, and a perfect dose of relatability. In 2017, Rohan released his hip hop-tinged single "HIT" which was featured on 2DopeBoy and showed a more aggressive and mainstream sound. The song garnered 35,000 streams and obtained a multitude of mixshow spins throughout the country.
Following “HIT” came the reggae record, "SummerTime," which made huge waves and spawned the self-made "Summertime Tour" of 2016. Influenced by the sounds of the Caribbean, Rohan’s singles like "One More" and “Crazy” amassed thousands of plays online, charted and made its way into full rotation on several FM stations in North Carolina. The tunes were so well received that fans across the globe posted videos of themselves dancing to the them and several well known comedians and social media influencers have used them music in their skits.
Throughout his career as an artist, Rohan has shared the stage with reggae legends such as Baby Cham, Serani, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Wayne Wonder, Dovey Magnum, Frankie Paul, Everton Blender; soca artists Destra, Nessa Preppy, Nailah Blackman, Father Fox, Pumpa and others; and hip hop acts like Dave East, Da Baby, Tigo B, Colonel Loud and Troy Ave, but now he’s ready to live up to his name and take his place amongst the greats.
Rohan’s newly liberated EP SixLove is steadily solidifying the artist as one to watch. The dancehall album was informed by the artist’s competitive spirit topped by a nod to the culture that surrounds playing dominoes in the Caribbean. An eclectic blend of dancehall and R&B, the album has already charted on the U.S iTunes Reggae album chart.