Brooklyn’s native son Adrian Sandy, better known as ReP (also known as Rooftop ReP) offers his own brand of inspiration for the big dreamer in all of us. Raised between Crown Heights and Flatbush Brooklyn, neighborhoods notorious for violence, drugs and economic disparity, ReP navigated its harsh realities from an early age, staying grounded through his family’s roots from the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago.
Inspired by alternative hip-hop acts like OutKast and A Tribe Called Quest, ReP’s poetic ability and cadence have captivated many including noteworthy names in music, labeling him as an MTV Artist to Watch. Receiving attention from the likes of super producer Devo Springsteen (Kanye West, Estelle, and John Legend), and even the elusive Damon Dash — who took a liking to ReP’s music, making a rare cameo in the video for ReP’s single ‘Swagger Mars’, a track also hand-selected by Pro-skater Tony Hawk for use on his Ride Channel. ReP’s music was also recently featured in the short film “Crossroads”, World Premiering at Cannes Film Festival in May 2016. ReP is redefining hip hop, and taking his sound global.