Many artists struggle to identify their musical sound, laboriously trying on different musical styles, looking to see what fits. Then there are others who emerge fully formed, in full command of their craft, their identity and their music. BlackRose fits firmly in the latter category. His voice and stage presence are both captivating and moving, which heralds the arrival of a significant and gifted new talent, one whose music feels familiar, while striking out on its own territory and telling his story.
"There are many ways to describe me, but artistic fits best" says BlackRose. Born on a December day, in Harlem NY, Roosevelt Taylor discovered his soulful voice at the age of 9. Accompanied by his cousin, they sang a doo-wop style of R&B which helped to expand his technique. In his early teenage years he sang for Brandies High School and his church choir and he knew he wanted the world to hear him. Despite all of the curve balls life threw, they did not deter him from his dream. He turned his full focus towards his two loves, being an R&B crooner and a painter and with the help of his supporters and fans BlackRose continues to pursue his career and fulfill his destiny. Blackrose first debut was on Tiger Styles Hot 16s DVD followed by Ghetto Success Mixtape by Grey Fire, Coast2Coast Top 50 Indie Artists Mixtape, ItIsWhatItIs Vol 1 mixtape by Goshay and the latest, Turf Warz hosted by Sean Kingston . With note worthy performances at Coast 2 Coast Industry Mixer, Urban Exposure at Sullivan Hall and Lounge of Three in D.C hosted by Bubblistic Mindbolic Ent, and the A&R Power Summit. His nominations in 2012 for Best New Male R&B /Pop Artist for the Underground Music Awards and the Allstar Music Awards are a testament to his diligence paying off.
He is the owner of Soul Artistic Trends Music Group where he is also a manager, promoter, artistic painter, consultant and curator. He has had a gallery opening by 1199 SEIU Bread And Roses Cultural Project and Creole Supper Club and will be hosting another on November 13, 2013 at the Lounge of Three in Washington DC and is a member of the Harlem Art Alliance. He has released two projects "Harlem A Tale Of Two Hoods" and "Harlem Ain't The Same" being no stranger to hard work he has performed all over New York and parts of Ohio, Maryland, Florida, Delaware and Washington. Some of his performances include The Song Is Born, The Born Day Concert, The Maniere And Music Event, The Late Night With Rhonda Fowler Variety Show, The Night of Noir and The Mothers' Day Brunch hosted by the Cupcake Bartender. He has Master Moo's 50 Model Invasion Mixtape, The ArtMusicFusion Experience and movie roles in the near future. He has interviewed with Ms. Mimi at Shade 45 Radio, Mindbolic.com, Sister To Sister Radio, Soul 2 Soul Radio, Just Gimme The Mic, Roads To Stardom and SSgbooth as well as being featured in BlackOke Magazine twice, XXL Magazine, Alwayztherro Magazine, Royal Press Magazineaa me Feds Magazine with featured write ups on MI2N.com, Urban Threshold.com, TheProducerAwards.com ,2196productions.com and Soul2soulmusicbizz.com.
BlackRose is the new face of R&b coming live from Harlem. More than a singer he is a mogul in the making. His drive and determination is second to none. Success is inevitable for this gifted multi-talented man. As he puts it "I am giving the world the best of me and Harlem"