We’re proud to announce that Rome Fortune will drop his debut Fool’s Gold LP Jerome Raheem Fortune on February 26th. Following a series of acclaimed mixtapes and collaborations with everyone from OG Maco and ILoveMakonnen to Four Tet and Toro Y Moi, Jerome Raheem Fortune is Rome’s most honest and powerful project to date. Over loose, dreamlike tracks from longtime collaborator Cubby, Rome gets extra real about his struggles: his parents, his children, and their mothers… his dreams, his demons, and the drugs that may be fueling both.
Slow and funky new track “Love” is a deep dive into all the feels Jerome Raheem Fortune has in store, a powerful ode to Rome’s kids who keep him going even at his lowest. Get “Love” and Kaytranada produced single “Dance” instantly when you pre-order the LP now (and stay tuned for new “Dance” remixes from Brenmar, Richie Souf and more!)
Rome Fortune’s debut Fool’s Gold single “Dance” gets trapped out with a larger-than-life remix from rising Atlanta producer Richie Souf, just named by Complex as one of their 2016 Producers To Watch. Richie’s buzz is strong thanks to songs with ILoveMakonnen (“Where Your Girl At?”) and MADEINTYO (“I Want (Skr Skr)”) but this flip of “Dance” might be his most epic track to date, trading the original version’s uptempo bounce for oozing synths and half-time 808s that push the auto-tuned melancholy of Rome’s verses front and center. Stay tuned for more “Dance” remixes leading up to Rome’s new album Jerome Raheem Fortune, out 2/26 on Fool’s Gold.
Chicago-via-NYC club king Brenmar lends his low end expertise to Rome Fortune’s “Dance,” masterfully building up tension and release with handclaps, finger snaps and truly filthy 808s. That bedroom boom! Stay tuned for more “Dance” remixes in 2016 along with more from Rome’s upcoming Jerome Raheem Fortune LP on Fool’s Gold. Premiered on FACT, listen to it below and check out the video for the original here.
Rome Fortune’s feel-good debut Fool’s Gold single “Dance” (produced by Montreal funk maestro Kaytranada) gets a music video courtesy of Rome’s longtime visual collaborators GOLDRUSH. While the track earworms into your brain, Rome choreographs an entire club dancing their pain away (with blue beards for everyone!), showing off his one-of-a-kind ATL style and boundless charisma in the process. Listen to “Dance” now!
Five cities, thousands of fans, a whole damn supergroup of artists and DJs… DAY OFF 2015 was the biggest Fool’s Gold festival trek yet! From Travi$ Scott lighting LA on fire to Skepta shutting down NYC, from 2 Chainz and Flosstradamus turning up in MIA to A-Trak scratching everywhere, the fam went in for real! Watch the full recap video above, hit fgdayoff.com for more, and stay tuned for next year’s edition (which is sure to be even crazier). Big thanks to our friends at Grand Marnier for helping make it all possible.
Premiered today on The FADER and produced by new beat hero Kaytranada, “Dance” is unlike anything we’ve heard from Rome before — a melodic anthem in the grand tradition of dance-my-pain-away jams.
The single is another pleasing curveball from this one-of-a-kind artist, who’s equally at home trapping in a jeep with ILoveMakonnen and Rich The Kid on “No Ma’am” as he is guesting on Four Tet tracks and popping up at Boiler Room.
With his first international tour on deck and the single release (accompanied by a unique app that lets Rome chat direct to fans – and put his blue beard on their own pics!) the future is looking very bright for Rome. Stay tuned for more as he puts his finishing touches on the “Dance” video and his highly-personal upcoming Fool’s Gold LP. Listen to “Dance” and check Rome’s tour dates after the jump.
We closed 2015’s epic run of Fool’s Gold DAY OFF shows with a Texas-sized jam at Stubb’s in Austin featuring Earl Sweatshirt, A-Trak, Gladiator, Ape Drums, Rome Fortune, D.R.A.M., Towkio, Nick Catchdubs, Remy Banks, Maxo Kream, BROCKHAMPTON, Bames, Yung Wall Street and Beautiful Lou. Hook ’em horns! We’ll see you all next year… peep fgdayoff.com for more recaps and updates! (And mega shout to Grand Marnier for helping us throw all these for y’all.)
We brought the whole Fool’s Gold Sound Machine down to Miami for another epic DAY OFF! Rain or shine, it was a litstravaganza for the ages. A-Trak and Mannie Fresh B2B, bringing out 2 Chainz and Juvenile? Flosstradamus preaching turn-up gospel to the South Florida HDYNATION congregation, complete with Travis Porter on some live “Drop Top”? Not to mention Alison Wonderland and Laidback Luke throwing down intense DJ sets, Vic Mensa and Towkio repping SAVEMONEY onstage (and in the crowd), and Denzel Curry, D.R.A.M., Rome Fortune and tons more keeping it sweaty all day long.
Forever we love Atlanta! The 2nd ever ATL DAY OFF was a true celebration of Fool’s Gold fans, family… and hoverboards. Watch our official recap video above to see what happens when the whole city comes out to rock with us! (There’s also a full photo gallery up on the FG FB to enjoy, some of our favorite selections after the jump.)