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Rodney Chrome


Rodney Chrome knows no boundaries--his genre-defying work seamlessly crosses between R&B, rap, and electronic inspirations, providing an ode to the past while also showing you the sound of the future. Originally from Little Rock Arkansas, Rodney Anderson (Rodney Chrome) is a multifaceted visual artist, dancer and musician. Growing up as a dancer, being around movement, competition, costumes and music helped Rodney mold his artistic identity. After moving to New York to attend the Clive Davis Institute at NYU, he quickly realized that being the maximum version of himself was not only welcomed, but celebrated, and his journey as a recording artist began. In 2020 Rodney released his debut EP QUEER PRESSURE which has accumulated over 300,000 streams across all music platforms to date. Upon release his songs “Premium Goods” and “Pulpit” were featured in various weekly round-ups on Fader Magazine and Paper Magazine and he has been praised by fans and peers alike for his artistic vision reflected in his music videos. In 2021, Chrome did a full length feature on AFROPUNK as well as an exclusive live performance on AFROPUNK’s Channel Interference show. In 2021-2022 Chrome also composed and wrote music for an upcoming Disney Plus show, “Growing Up” which highlights the unheard voices of 10 Gen-Z individuals.