The Rocketeers are a hip-hop duo Darius “D-Win” Windfield on the mic (fromIndianapolis, IN) and Lance “Johnny Rocket” Howard (Chicago, IL). They are sill relitivley unknown on the well trodden Hip Hop circuit, with only 3 singles behind them; The infectious; “Saved By The Bell“, “Stupid Fresh”‘ & “Blue Clouds, White Skies“. Those three single alone managed to get the guys a MTVU Best Music on Campus Award nomination, Not to mention the support from best U.S blogs and websites. I managed to grab a few moments with the soon to be high flyers.
C.Monts: Who came up with the name Rocketeers?
JOHNNY ROCKET: Actually the name came from me just playing with the last part of my name.
D-WIN: I use to go on Rockets Myspace page and it would say “Johnny Rocket & The Rocketeers” I originally thought he was part of a crew.
DW: I’m from Indianapolis, Indiana born and raised. We are based out of Chicago, the scene is amazing. Everyone here is hustling, and talented. Chicago has a good culture, living here has rubbed off on me in a good way.
JR: Chicago is pretty fashionable and somewhat different music wise.
C.M: How did you meet?
DW: We met randomly on a bus. I over heard him (Rocket) having a conversation with his sister about music. I happened to be sitting beside him, and we exchanged numbers ands from there we formed The Rocketeers.
JT: Crazy Right?!
C.M: How would you describe The Rocketeers musical style?
DW: Our music style is sonically pleasing.
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