Roland Vaughn Knibbs III (Vocable), was born in Hamilton, Ontario, CA. He was raised by his mother, and recently deceased father (Roland Vaughn Knibbs II). His latest single "Sing To Me (Tribute To Dad)", is dedicated to his father who was the first person who ever taught him what music WAS and still IS. Sway Calloway (Sway in the Morning) had recently retweeted it, and said it was "Real".
Vocable was introduced to hip hop at a very young age, by his older brother. Although, It wasn't until 2003 that Vocable began to start writing his own music. He was musically inspired by the likes of Tupac, Nas, Eminem, and Biggie to name a few. As an infant Vocable would "bop" his head to the music as his dad would sing to him different songs on the radio. His passion for music is visceral.
In 2005 (Vocable) began writing rhymes, and would bring them to school to perform in front of his class. He started to get recognized for his talent as a very unique, and authentic musician. He wrote a poem that same year, and it was inducted into a book called "Poetry Parade". This was the beginning of his long journey. Being a naturally creative individual from a young age, he would draw pictures; that same creativity that sparked his interest in drawing carried over into the music he makes today.
His passion and heart are both solidified in his music. His message is clear, and concise, and is undeniably packed with inspiration. He has a way of telling his story in-depth, with conviction, and flat out truth. Particularly, he has an unmatched way of channeling a wide range of his emotion, and uniqueness through the art-form of rap & hip hop. There's a story to be told and recognized, but as he has often said, "Let the music speak for itself".