Music, Society & Culture
Artist, Musician, Producer .. front man for SWR, Rome Ramirez jams the podcasts waves with Forty ‘Til Five, a great mix of vibes that will give you insight into the young individuals shaping today’s culture and the lifestyles they’ve built by following their passions. Join Rome for a toke and look into the cannabis industry and grab a laugh or two while you’re at it. Forty ‘Til Five is not your average podcast.
Motivation, Knowledge, and Laughs. Just a few ways you’ll connect with Rome and his special guests. So what’s the title mean? Forty ‘Til Five (… in long form: 40 minutes until 5 o’clock) … 4:20 my friends. Let’s get lit.
Roman (Rome) Ramirez grew up in Bay Area California. Music has always been a big part of his life and when he got his first guitar at the age of twelve, it quickly became his life. Immediately he fell in love with playing music and wanted to learn everything about it. He soon started playing other instruments, singing, and writing his own songs.
At eighteen he left the bay and headed down to Los Angeles to focus on music full-time. He wanted to learn how to record and produce his own music. He quickly found out that school wasn’t the way for him. He was living out of a van and in a recording studio in Orange County when he was introduced to one of his idols, Eric Wilson, bassist for Sublime. They became friends and started jamming together at Eric’s infamous holiday parties in Long Beach. Within the year, the plan to bring back Sublime had been set in motion and Rome’s life was about to drastically change.
Over the past seven years Rome has played for and toured the world with Sublime With Rome, also releasing two new albums. Broke Alternative Billboard history on two accounts with The Dirty Heads hit single, “Lay Me Down”. Worked closely on writing and producing with some of the worlds biggest stars in music including: Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Dirty Heads, Jason Derulo and has had the privilege of working with and learning from some of the best producers in the business including: Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, Futuristics.
Now, with the future in mind, he has started Fresh Goods so he can continue to bring talented and unique artists into the spotlight. As a big fan of multiple styles of music and being versatile as a musician, he brings a very unique sound. Often morphing completely different eras and mixing them together. With influences ranging from Rage Against The Machine, Biggie Smalls, and Bad Brains, to Beach Boys, King Tubby, and Bob Marley & The Wailers. No matter what genre he’s working with, the focus is always on making good music