[New York, New York – September 24, 2020] – Satsuma Collective is proud to present to the world, Rocko Blanco who released his debut single “Cobra” today.

Listen to “Cobra” HERE

In the words of Rocko himself:

“I’m very righteous—& often a lil hard headed— when it comes to the humanity that I find my foundational principles rooted in. I knew that along with my debut single, I had a duty to reflect who I am, what I believe in, & what I will always fight for as an artist/human being in a heinously privileged socio-political space. This song acts as a celebration of the revolutionary histories that have won unbeatable battles up until today, & a cry to arms for the fight towards the liberatory future all human beings deserve. I truly hope that some part of this song resonates & resides within you.”

– Rocko Blanco

With an amalgam of unique instruments and sounds, including the iconic stylings of saxophonist Roy Nathanson, Rocko spares no energy in musically illustrating the dire urgency in which revolutionary and liberatory praxis are needed for a just future.

Rocko Blanco is a born and raised NYC based artist. Teaching himself piano at a young age, his musical education took root when he was classically trained in vocal performance at the Tony Bennet-founded Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in Astoria, Queens. Since then, Rocko has studied the social & political implications of popular music, and graduated with a degree in Musicology from Gallatin NYU.

Using dynamic musical crossroads, inspired by the prismatic cultures of his hometown in Queens “The World’s Borough,” he has made it his mission to address the systemic injustices that permeate all facets of our society. Rocko Blanco strives for his music to be communicable, salient, and enjoyable. Keep your eyes open, because he’s just getting started.