Unreal - Unveiled Biography

Hey this is Rollando Rupert to tell you a little about myself.

I was born in Toledo, Ohio at 9 a.m., on a cold Friday morning. My very first journey into this world was a hard one, one I almost didn't make. My mom had complications with me during birth. That day mom fought for the both of us. While pushing, her blood pressure shot up and the vessels in her eyes broke. Because of that, she was blind for the first 6 months of my life. The moment God show me I was destined for greatness is when he healed her. After a month in the hospital I was released.

About a year later, we packed up and moved to South Carolina. That moment in my life, dad decided to show us who he was, by beating on my mom. One day it got so real, to show her his love for her, he shoved a wire hanger down my throat. But thanks to the loving support of my grandparents, mom and I moved back to Ohio.

The next few years after that, the artist within developed. I started singing and dancing at the age of 2. Around the age of 3 I was tested and confirmed to be a borderline genius, with the IQ of 150.

My grandparents knew off-top that I was musically inclined. Even though I had a strong mind, the game was real out there. Around the age of 7, I started gang banging to protect myself from racial oppression. Then, around the age of 10 we moved to the big city of Houston, Texas, where I wrote my first song, called "Bag Back-Gimme 80 feet," a remix to Lil'O "Back Back" Feat. Hawk. I lost the song and then rediscovered it around the age of 14 and realized that the song was whack. Funny how it was tight to me at the age of 10, but because of that it opened up the opportunity for me to join rap groups in my neighborhood with the rest of the youngins. Living in Houston all we did was hang, play, and freestyle after school. That was the good Ol'days.

Then, things took a turn for the worse, we moved back to Ohio. I had a lot of fear in my heart, because we moved back to the same place I dealt with racial oppression. On top of that mom was having complications with diabetes. That happened about three months after we moved back, within the three month time frame, she departed from this world. But the crazy part is the doctors uncovered that she had a broken jaw (RIP); so we knew she was murdered. So, there are a lot of unanswered questions in my life.

Fast forward to today, these issues are still affecting my life, and motivating me to move forward in life. This is just a small part of my journey, and more will be revealed as I heal and time goes on.

Photography and Edits by Unreal Music LLC

Photography and Edits by A.T. with L7 ENT

Photography by Scott Johnson