IN THE BEGINNING
The Back Story
“Excuse My Accent” is a hard driving rally cry for human rights and shines a spotlight on the immigrant experience in America. Performed by Romanian/American artist Drei Ros, Sharlene from Dominican Republic & American artist RobYoung, the song delivers a message of truth, struggle, and hope. The song is produced by The Donuts and MP808 (808 Mafia) with creative assistance by Kief Brown (grammy nominated songwriter).
Following the song production, Richard Stan (international award winning music video director & producer) brought the “Excuse My Accent" song to life by directing, shooting and editing the music video. With over 60 actors, International award winning producer Tian Liu (Tigertail Production) coordinated the heart pulling production.
Mixing thought-provoking lyrics, a catchy hook , and hard banging lows, “Excuse My Accent” has the right blend to become a generational anthem for the next cultural wave.
It began with two musicians who met from a mutual love for writing and performing music. Excuse My Accent was born from a conversation between the two. Drei Ros being a Romanian, he was worried about how his accent was perceived. Robert "RobYoung" Walker felt his accent is not only what made him unique but is what created a connection to those who feel the same.
Quickly they realized the magnitude of the concept. What was a rally cry to highlight and express the distraught state of the country, became a movement. A song that embodied the spirit of the immigration experience and spoke of the racial divide in America.
Over the next year, we launched Excuse My Accent – a global media platform designed to share cultural stories of inclusivity, spotlight incredible individuals from diverse backgrounds, and feature organizations that are helping multicultural communities.
Upon launching Excuse My Accent looked to focus on events starting with their launch in 2020 in San Francisco California. Due to the pandemic there was a need to focus on online content which began interview sessions hosted by founder Robert "RobYoung' Walker, interviewing the likes of Armenian artist R-Mean, Orange Is The New Black's actor and artist Vicci Martinez, Actor from Last Black Man In San Francisco actor, artist and activist Gunna Goes Global and more.