As you may have noticed, the RSE logo has changed. This is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. The logo was always supposed to be red & black, however me not knowing my way around PhotoShop back then (I still don’t, really), the filters I had used somehow turned the original logo into shades of orange and pink against a black background. Plus it was low-res. After working on the artwork for the Latino Rosario My World CD, I decided to use what I had learned to put together this new logo. It’s cleaner and more modern-looking without changing much at all. I like it and I hope you do as well.
Old Logo (RIP: 2004-2014)
New Logo (2014)
I also want to offer a quick update on the limited edition CD release of the Latino Rosario album My World. Originally I expected to receive stock this coming Monday (June 30, 2014). However, a few days ago, I noticed a typo on the back cover art and decided that I would rather delay manufacturing and correct the mistake. The new ETA for the CDs is now July 2, 2014 and I should have them that evening. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, this should not effect pre-orders. I really wanted to have the CD in my hands before I started accepting pre-orders, but shit happens.
Pre-orders will still begin on July 1st and I still plan to begin shipping CD pre-orders on July 7th.
I hope to post the next “RSE Update” on July 2nd with pictures of the CD!
Until then, take care.
Peace and keep Freestyle alive! —> Rhoq
I am happy to announce a special early access pre-order bonus for iTunes customers:
Beginning on July 8, 2014 you will be able to pre-order the album My World by Latino Rosario on iTunes and receive immediate access to the song “Lost Cause” ahead of the album release date on July 15, 2014! This track was selected due to the overwhelming response from Freestyle fans who had heard it in the Latino Rosario Mega-Mix that circulated in late 2011. You have been asking about it ever since. Thank you, everyone, for your support.
For information regarding pre-orders for the limited edition CD release, please click HERE.
I am happy to announce that we will begin taking pre-orders for the limited edition CD release of My World by Latino Rosario on July 1, 2014 and start shipping on Monday, July 7th. If you live in the United States, chances are likely you will receive your CD before the July 15th release date!
CDs are $15.00 USD and payment will only be accepted through PayPal. Only 100 are being manufactured and stock will be limited to fewer than 100 units. A limit of 5 CDs will be imposed on all orders, so other fans and collectors can have a chance to buy one.
Shipping Rates are as follows (prices shown are in U.S. Dollars):
United States (including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico): $3.25
All other International Orders: $13.00
If you are planning to order more than one CD, please send us an email for an updated quote. Be sure to include the number of CDs you’d like to order (limit of 5) and, if you are outside of the U.S., the country the order will be shipped to.
PayPal and contact information for CD pre-orders will be made available on July 1, 2014
6 months ago, I launched this new WordPress powered Rhoq Solid Entertainment website. I had mentioned that I didn’t know what future RSE had or how long it would be before the site was fully operational. Since that inaugural message, I have been trying to post regular updates on what’s going on at RSE and add new features regularly. Today, I added an “RSE Catalog/Release Schedule” to the site’s navigation menu. It features information on the availability of past releases as well as release dates/release windows for the remainder of 2014. Though I have been receptive to inquiries, I still haven’t decided if there will be any new music to be made or if this is truly the end.
I am excited to be able to release Latino Rosario’s fell-length debut album, My World on July 15th. After that I plan to re-issue “I Was Lost” by Wilson and “The Reason” by Joey Tee. Both songs will be remastered for 2014. While multiple versions were available during their previous limited digital-only releases, I only plan to re-issue the Club Mix of “I Was Lost” and the Club and Miami Mixes of “The Reason” as these were the most popular versions of these songs purchased by fans in the past. Also, coming in 2014 will be “Another Love” by Denine. I know I’ve been promising it for years, but I think it’s finally time. It’s now or never! Look for these at your favorite digital music store later this year!
Until next time… Take care.
Peace and keep Freestyle alive —> Rhoq
UPDATED JUNE 14, 2014
Available to purchase from all major digital music stores on July 15, 2014
A limited edition CD release will also be available. More information coming soon!
1. Never Be Forgotten [-]
2. Lost Cause
3. Missing You [*]
4. You Will Always Be
6. My World
8. If I Told You (RSE Remix) [+]
9. I Want You To Know featuring Rayne Stunna [**]
10. My World (Information Mix)
11. Blindsided (Rap Version) featuring Rayne Stunna [**]
12. If I Told You (Original Version) [+]
All Music Written, Arranged and Produced by Rhoq for Rhoq Solid Entertainment
All Lyrics and Vocal Arrangements Written by Alfredo Rosario
[-] Piano/Strings Intro Arranged and Performed by Jesus “Pica” Ortiz and Rhoq
[*] Additional Keyboards, Arrangement and Percussion by Tommy “K-Style” Lyons for Lyons Entertainment
[**] Rap Written and Performed by Ron Nichols, Jr. a/k/a Rayne Stunna
[+] Lyrics Written by Carlos Escalante, Erick Monasterio for 729 Recordings/Lionmade Entertainment and Alfredo Rosario
Preview a sample of all 12 tracks on SoundCloud