Rakeem Ishmauel Mahammad Williams (born on February 19, 1994), better known by his stage name Rocky Banks, is an American alternative Hip-Hop music artist from Houston, TX. Banks began to gain recognition following the late 2015/early 2016 release of his first solo album, In Other News I Don't Do Drugs Anymore, which first introduced the artist's personal hardships and his acceptance of drug addiction. Following the release of this project, Banks received cosigns from The Fader, Hip-Hop DX, Los Angles Leakers, & Revolt TV. In early 2017, Banks return with a sophomore project titled Trust In Banko, pulling in over 60,000 hits on Livemixtapes. His next album Big Little Brother releases on February 5th, 2018.
Rhyming with uncommon wit and stark honesty, Houston rapper Rocky Banks raps to show off his skills and tell his life story. Rhyming over a disorienting, whirling dervish of chimes and xylophones, Rocky flexes on his come-up on "Tony Hawk." Weaving shots at Donald Trump within his dizzying array of boasts and tongue-twisters, Rocky Banks proves his formidable skill in the new single. Premiered by EARMILK, "Tony Hawk" is the latest video from Big Little Brother, which tells the story of Rocky's life as a rising rapper and a recovering drug addict, following the creative video for "Through The Phone," premiered by HipHopDX earlier this month. Featuring appearances from Ripp Flamez, LVFromCle, Mufasa Enzor, Big Brandon Willis and Tiara Jewel, Big Little Brother, releasing on February 5th, places Rocky Banks in an esteemed lineage of self-aware street rappers.
Check out the visually captivating visual above and stay tuned for more from Rocky Banks in 2018!