Little Roy, formerly known as Gemini 3rd Twin, now goes by just 3rd Twin. Born Roy Moore III in Portland, OR. 3rd twin is a 20yr rap veteran who has done it all from winning rap battles all across the country, to being signed to a major label. 3rd Twin started writing raps at the tender age of 12. He landed his first recording contract with DM entertainment at the age of 14.
Konflic his first group, was formed with three other child hood friends. One of their first performances was at Portland’s second installment of its only local hip hop showcase PO HOP2. Konflic by far were the youngest to hit the stage. From then on, Konflic paved the way for the young mc’s around town.
Over the years, 3rd Twin was known for his great talent, remarkable word play and powerful punchlines. He quickly became very popular and known as the hottest MC and best lyricist in Portland. With a captivating stage presence to go along with his great talents 3rd twin burst on to the Portland Hip Hop scene.
In 1999, 3rd Twin joined forces with another local rap group Pros and Cons. This was an 8 member group bred out of the great Northwest. Similar to New York’s version of the WU-Tang Clan. Pros and Cons went on to become Portland’s highest selling rap group, selling well over 20,000 units between two albums. Between 2000-2002 Pros and Cons traveled across the United States and on to Mexico showcasing their talents.
In 2003, 3rd Twin and two of his fellow group members from Pros and Cons branched off to form a group called DNA (DeNied Access) and got their big break signing to a major record label Bogata’ Records/Universal. The company owned and operated by 6-time NBA Allstar Jermaine O’neal. The group eventually moved to Atlanta, GA where they began recording Their first album. Unfortunately the hardships of being in the music business prevented them from putting out an album.
In 2005 3rd Twin moved back to Portland and began working and recording his first solo project. This classic album was never released due to a burglary at the studio where he was recording and all his music was stolen.
In 2008 3rd Twin then relocated to Las Vegas with his two fellow DNA members where they formed the Label Wallstreet Records and began recording in Las Vegas. It was there that he would cross paths with his now Producer/Engineer Grammy winner Tiger Roberts who won a Grammy for producing the Iconic Gladys Knight. 3rd Twin made a big buzz in Las Vegas even getting the attention and eventually was offered a contract from the Great Pound for Pound Champion Floyd Mayweather’s record label Philty Rich Records.
After contract negotiations stalled 3rd Twin decided to take the Independent route and is now back with a vengeance and ready to make his statement in the Hip Hop industry. His single “Future In Ya Stuntin” has the internet in a frenzy and the city of Portland Highly anticipating his long over due solo album. In the words of 3rd twin “there are no bests just favorites” so get ready because he’s shooting to be your favorite.
Listen to 3rd Twin’s latest single “Knock It Out” with production on the track by DNYCE of Elite Producers Production Group. You can also find the track on the King of Diamonds Official SummerJam Mixtape on DatPiff.