How This 20-Year-Old Rapper is Keeping the Memory of His Friend Alive Through Music

Rowe Rowe, a 20-year-old rapper from Los Angeles, is on a mission to positively disrupt the rap genre with his motivational lyrical rap songs. But even more importantly, he is on a mission to keep the memory of one his dearest friends, Stella, whom he lost to suicide, alive. Currently attending Kenyon College where he […]

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"Guiding Light" by Rowe Rowe
"Guiding Light" by Rowe Rose

Rowe Rowe, a 20-year-old rapper from Los Angeles, is on a mission to positively disrupt the rap genre with his motivational lyrical rap songs. But even more importantly, he is on a mission to keep the memory of one his dearest friends, Stella, whom he lost to suicide, alive.

Currently attending Kenyon College where he studies history, he inspires others the way he was inspired to pursue his music dreams by a friend he met at school named Stella, whom he lost to suicide.

Stella had a deep impact on her community, and especially on Rowe Rowe. His latest single “Guiding Light,” released in September, is dedicated to the memory of Stella.


The song begins with distant pianos, a blend of Japanese inspired instruments, and R&B singing that invokes a longing and reverential tone for someone that meant so much to many. With impassioned singing, one line of the opening chorus states: “Flying through the turbulence, trying to make it through,” a direct reference to when Rowe Rowe flew out to New York for Stella’s memorial service.

In addition to Rowe Rowe’s passion for music, he is also committed to helping others achieve their goals and dreams. In honor of Stella, all proceeds for “Guiding Light,” will go toward mental health research. He additionally plans to partner with Kenyon College to offer a scholarship in honor of her memory.

Rowe Rowe’s song could not have come out at a more appropriate time, where a large number of people are finding themselves feeling hopeless and depressed.

“I want to spend my life to help others afflicted by mental illness and create a scholarship with the earnings from my music to honor my friend’s life.”

Music is a universal language that has the power to empower.Listen to “Guiding Light” here

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