“It’s a small world” probably brings to mind the soundtrack to that annoying Disney World ride that's looped on repeat in hell, but to Atlanta rapper Rome Fortune it holds a lot of significance. “It’s really a gauge to see who you are in life as far as progress goes. It’s a real small world if you’re doing what you’re going after” he explains. The ideology certainly seems to be working for him so far. Having honed his craft over the past years Rome has found himself working with everyone from Young Thug to Four Tet, and recently released a free album entitled Small VVorld(he informs us the double V is purely for trademark purposes) that is set to solidify his position on the next plateau of rap success.
The aim of his most recent mixtape is simple. “I wanted to show people that you can exist in multiple worlds while still being you,” says Rome. “There are no lines as far as genre goes and all of that stuff, because on the Internet people are like ‘Let me try this out.’ I feel like as time goes on and the internet gets bigger and stronger, the world is going to get smaller and smaller.” Although he isn’t in the same realm as a Lil B or a Yung Lean, Rome takes inspiration from the power of it, and sees it as the key to this small world theory. Social media is what connected him with Four Tet, for example, a powerful hook up that has opened him up to a new crowd.