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Orlando Presentz..... Before the Fame: Brotha R.O.D.

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R.O.D. (Rapper of Deliverance)...


Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois... He lived on the north Westside and the far Southside, being a product of the CHA Housing Projects.  He fell in love with Hip-Hop after hearing LL COOL J in the movie (Krush Groove), that’s he first wanted to be a rapper.  As a pre-teen he won many rap battles and talent shows.  

By the age 17 he released his first record titled (Loud as a Banshee) under the name Ruthless Rod and on the local record label Banshee Records.  Under the

He began to open shows for big name acts. 

By the age of 20, he landed a job as a ghost writer and producer for the California Rap Label (Rapp Trapp Records).  Focusing back on his career, he released several hood mix tapes underground in the early 90's.  Caught up in the gangster rap lifestyle, he found himself in and out of jail for gun and drug charges