He is know for his penchant for lyricism, wit, and socially-forward subject matter; though he tends to shift from aggressive stylings to grounded and even comedic artistic canvases. As an indie artist, RoQy has excelled in key areas; placing him at the front of US & European tours, guest appearances on The Wake Up Show, satellite radio, and more.
In 2015, Raiford signed to New York-based independent distribution label Soulspazm Records for the release of his 2016 album The Dichotomy of RoQy TyRaiD, which would go on to secure 3 singles placements on indie college charts.
2017 saw a selective release of A LP Has No Name as well as a slew of successful videos which would carry TyRaiD over to 2018. Growing buzz suggests a return to release campaigns this calendar.