Round2Crew There’s always another round or chance to succeed. That’s what the members of Cincinnati’s Round2Crew— 19 year olds, Justin Brown and Chase Martin —realized in early 2013. Now, the boys enjoyed a friendship that began back in seventh grade, and they first started writing songs together in freshman year of high school, bonding over their common musical interest ranging from the likes of Mac Miller and Mike Posner to Lil Wayne and Jason Derulo. Their time stood split between sports (semi-professional hockey for Chase and wrestling for Justin) and music. However, fate stepped in and unexpectedly ushered them along on their creative path as they collectively turned a life-changing setback into inspiration. “I got a concussion and couldn’t play hockey anymore,” Chase says. “That really pushed us to do music. Justin decided to stop wrestling, and together we chose to dedicate our lives to pursuing this dream.” “In our heads, we always had both wanted to focus on music,” adds Justin. “We were the happiest we’d ever been when we finally got to put everything we had into that at the end of high school.” Penning countless songs, the duo fashioned an undeniable style that equally drew from hip-hop and pop, blending laidback, confident raps and dynamic vocal hooks. They uploaded their first music video, “Last Night”, to YouTube as they performed high energy local shows and supported everybody from Midnight Red and Mike Stud to RiFF RAFF. 2014 saw Round2Crew serendipitously craft “Booty Had Me Like,” the single that would launch them to national prominence.