Pro- Skater Turned Rapper Jereme Rogers Signs Record Deal
Professional skateboarder Jereme Rogers has successfully dominated the skateboarding world while enjoying the fame and financial wealth few athletes experience. Rogers fans have long known of his musical abilities, and many have seen his transition and commitment into the hip hop game over the years. Proving his passion began with skate boarding but has expanded, Rogers shocked his fans by retiring in 2009 but then returned to skateboarding, all while pouring his all into an ongoing rap career. Recently announcing a record deal with Las Vegas based Pinnacle Records (V-Nasty, Lil J), Rogers is setting out to prove again that sweat equity, an unparalleled work ethic and surrounding yourself with one of the best teams in the business is the equation to become a thriving artist in the overly saturated music business.
Rogers explains, “I choose to be a pro skateboarder before I was even a good skateboarder… I never planned music either, it just came onto my heart just randomly… I chose it and no matter what I would carry it out.”
With just under half a million views on videos such as “A Day in the Life (by Redbull),” Jereme Rogers is no stranger to the limelight. Having turned pro at age 15 and with a new record and summer tour in the works, Jereme wants to ensure both his fans and his critics understand how serious he has been about his venture into music, and the hard work he has welcomed along the way. “I’ve been very open and bold about saying its fine if I do this thing wrong now – I’ll do it wrong until I do it right,” he comments.
Having returned to professional skating, the Selfish Skateboard founder has stayed humble about his devoted, if not slightly obsessed following. Commenting he has experienced a “turning” of his fans the way few people have, onlookers are sure to have a lot of opinions about his new music. “One thing I always say is I don’t care the content of a conversation, but anytime I am the topic of a conversation I am grateful.”