R. City: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

R. City: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of R. City. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about R. City. Enjoy the journey!

Also Known As: 2Ekwip – Rock City – Planet VI

Origin: Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands

Genres: Hip hop – Pop – R&B – Calypso – Reggae fusion

Members: Theron “Uptown AP” Thomas – Timothy “A.I.” Thomas

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Early Start

  • The Oswald Harris Court Projects was the place where Theron and Timothy Thomas grew up and they both attended Charlotte Amalie High School.
  • As children, the brothers were backup dancers for a local all-girl rap group.
  • Music was a frequent practice for them and their parents supported them.
  • They first performed under the name 2Ekwip in Miami in 2000 after leaving the Virgin Islands.




Career Journey

  • 2006: “The Rain,” the duo’s first single, appeared on Akon’s platinum-selling album Konvicted. Among those who Rock City has written songs for were Usher, Sean Kingston, Ashlee Simpson, Nicole Scherzinger, and Mary J Blige.
  • 2011: The band split from KonLive and established their own label, Rebelution Records.
  • 2013: The duo wrote numerous Billboard Hot 100 songs, including Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop”, Rihanna’s “Pour It Up”, and Ciara’s “I’m Out.” “Pour It Up” came out on Rihanna’s album Unapologetic, which won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
  • 2014: They signed with RCA Records and Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records with their debut studio album, What Dreams Are Made Of, which had themes of struggle relating to the brothers’ often difficult upbringing in Saint Thomas.
  • 2015: They launched the singles titled “I’m That…” featuring 2 Chainz and “Locked Away” featuring Adam Levine.




Awards & Recognition

  • 2015 Favorite Reggae Albums




Fun Facts & Trivia

  • The two were natives of Saint Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. They grew up in the Oswald Harris Court Projects and graduated from Charlotte Amalie High School.
  • When they were young, the brothers were backup dancers for a local all-girl rap group.
  • They moved to Miami and Theron worked for Kroger while Timothy for Party City.



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from R. City:

Locked Away

Length: 3:47

Release: 2015

Opening Lyrics:

If I got locked away
And we lost it all today
Tell me honestly, would you still love me the same?
If I showed you my flaws
If I couldn’t be strong
Tell me honestly, would you still love me the same?
Right about now
If I judge for life, man, would you stay by my side?
Or is you gonna say goodbye?
Can you tell me right now?
If I couldn’t buy you the fancy things in life
Shawty, would it be alright?
Come on show me that you know

More Songs to Listen to:

R.City: Top 5 Songs



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