Romaro Franceswa is a musician who uses hip hop to deliver street gospels. Raised at the intersection of Church and Trap, Franceswa’s style of rapping is brash and aggressive, but also humble and rooted in reality.
A product of Federal Way, WA, and blessed with the gift of gab from a young age, Franceswa started his musical journey at 9 years old. Growing up as the younger cousin of Seattle rapper Fatal Lucciauno, Franceswa was routinely exposed to live shows. He quickly earned a strong reputation as a freestyler, performing backstage amongst many of the city’s elite artists. A chance encounter rapping in front of Fierce Vill of Dyme Def led to an introduction to the powerhouse Seattle hip-hop producer Bean One (Yuk The World). The two formed a deep bond, and Bean One has worked on all of Franceswa’s music projects to date.
In 2015, Franceswa participated in Seattle Theatre Group’s More Music @ The Moore program, and was mentored directly by legendary drummer Sheila E. To date, he’s opened for national touring artists such as Rakim, Vince Staples, Jacquees, Vic Mensa, and toured nationally with Grieves of Rhymesayers. Franceswa’s 2015 debut album Balance, helped thrust the young MC in front of bigger audiences and landed him on the cover of City Arts Magazine in 2016. Balance is laced with songs that reek of authenticity. Eschewing cliché raps, Franceswa can spit verses about all aspects of the streets, while steadily encouraging listeners to find a better way to live. Balance isn’t just an album title, it’s a way of life.
Franceswa's latest album, Mirror was released under a Black Umbrella imprint. A collection of 9 songs, it features production by BeanOne, Warm Gun, Red Nephew, Nima Skeems, Antwon Vinson and Elan Wright with appearances by Ariana DeBoo, Ryan Caraveo and Paris Williams.