“Rose Bent is surfacing as one of Portland’s most promising hip-hop outfits. It’s a group versatile, talented and exciting enough to share bills with just about any group in the city and unique enough to be plucked and groomed by a national label or hot-shit producer.” Casey Jarman, The Williamette Week.
Passionate and determined, Rose Bent, a stand-out all-female hip-hop crew, joined forces in 2010 with a mission to represent the silenced voices of women in hip-hop. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, The City of Roses, Rose Bent is comprised of two aspiring musicians: Jacque a.k.a. J-Kronic, and Kheoshi (key-o-she). Few of the select ladies in a genre some call dead, Rose Bent takes hip-hop for a thrilling and inspiring ride to the future. Collectively, Rose Bent has shared the stage with many hip-hop legends and up-and-commers including 2Mex, Clipse, Baby Bash, Canibus, Lil Rob, Yukmouth, Afro-Man, Kid Ink, Rah Digga , Cool Nutz and more.
Persevering through so many obstacles in order to pursue their dreams, the ladies of Rose Bent started their music careers as hard-working solo artists. Performing throughout the Northwest and abroad, Kheoshi and Jacque took note of each other’s talent. Working together on several occasions, they became friends and decided that they could make larger strides if they worked together. Iron sharpens iron. The rest is history.
Rose Bent independently released their astonishing, self entitled, debut album “Rose Bent” and hit single “Lyin in My Face” earning them honorable mention on the “Skanner” newspaper’s weekly entertainment play list. This fiery duo was exposed to over 75,000 daily viewers, catapulting Rose Bent on the front cover of SavNation Magazine’s first all female hip-hop edition.
After witnessing one of Rose Bent’s consistently “high energy” performances at the Portland Hip-Hop Music festival, Jason Simms of the Oregonian writes, “With hard-hitting production and catchy, crowd-pleasing hooks, Rose Bent delivers a high-energy live performance, not to be forgotten. Don’t let the memorable choruses and sizzling stage show fools you; these ladies command the microphone with lyrical skills that demand respect from any hip-hop head.” Jason continues his praise by concluding, “Though probably no one knew it, this was the peak of the night and it was exactly what a festival like this can be -- stolen by upstarts in a moment to be reminisced about at future editions of POH-Hop.”
In the last year, while working on the new mix-tape and soon to be released album, Rose Bent partnered with “Up and Over” in order to give back to the community. Up and Over is a motivational speaking program that consists of artists volunteering their time to travel to different schools across the Northwest and share their stories of how they were able to get up and over their obstacles. Kids have the opportunity to ask questions, and get real answers from artists’ they admire, giving teachers an insight on problems that youth are less willing to share with school administrators. Through Up and Over, Rose Bent also partnered with Campfires of America, conducting workshops, preparing youth for a national poetry competition.
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Rose Bent’s debut, self entitled album and newly released mix-tape “Crimson Skies” is currently available via their website, www.RoseBent.com, iTunes music store, Amazon.com, CdBaby.com and various other online retailers.