R. City: The Vibrant Sounds of the US Virgin Islands

Origins and Influences:

Born and raised in Saint Thomas, USVI, the Thomas brothers were immersed in a cultural melting pot that would later shape their unique musical style. Influenced by the sounds of the Caribbean, reggae, and the vibrant local music scene, R. City's music embodies the spirit of their homeland, blending island rhythms with contemporary pop, hip-hop, and R&B elements.


Songwriting Prowess:

R. City initially gained recognition as prolific songwriters. Their breakthrough came with the co-writing of Rihanna's hit single "Man Down" in 2010, showcasing their ability to craft infectious melodies and lyrics that resonate with audiences worldwide. This success catapulted them into the spotlight, leading to numerous collaborations with A-list artists across genres.


Debut Album: "What Dreams Are Made Of":

In 2015, R. City transitioned from behind-the-scenes roles to recording artists with the release of their debut studio album, "What Dreams Are Made Of." The album is a testament to their versatility, featuring a mix of catchy pop tunes and soulful R&B tracks. One standout hit from the album is "Locked Away," a collaboration with Adam Levine of Maroon 5, which soared to global success and solidified R. City's position in the mainstream music landscape.

Caribbean Fusion:

What sets R. City apart is their ability to seamlessly fuse Caribbean influences with mainstream sounds. Their music captures the essence of island life, incorporating reggae beats, dancehall vibes, and the infectious energy of soca. This fusion not only pays homage to their roots but also brings a fresh and captivating flavor to the global music stage.

Continued Collaborations:

Beyond their solo endeavors, R. City has continued to collaborate with a diverse array of artists. Their contributions extend across genres, showcasing their versatility and adaptability. Whether crafting chart-topping hits or contributing to collaborative projects, the duo remains an influential force in shaping the contemporary music landscape.


R. City's journey from the tranquil shores of the US Virgin Islands to the global stage is a testament to their talent, versatility, and dedication to their craft. As they continue to break boundaries and redefine musical norms, the duo invites listeners on a rhythmic journey that transcends geographical borders, celebrating the vibrant sounds of the Caribbean while leaving an indelible mark on the world of music.

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