Hosted By Rich Hunter
Featuring MC Battle
3rd Twin, aka Roy Alexander Moore III, is a hip hop rapper and mentor to disadvantaged kids in Portland, Oregon. Named after his astrological sign of Gemini, the 3rd sign in the zodiac, 3rd Twin is a 20 year rap veteran who has done everything from winning rap battles all across the country, to being signed to a major label. After his raps were heard at an open mic night, 3rd Twin burst onto the Portland hip hop scene and quickly became known as the hottest young MC and best lyricist in the city. 3rd Twin started writing raps at the age of 12 and landed his first recording contract with DM Entertainment at the age of 14. His first group, Konflic, was formed with three other childhood friends who premiered at Po Hop as the youngest act on the bill.
In 1999, 3rd Twin joined forces with another local rap group Proz and Conz and went on to become Portland’s highest selling rap group, selling well over 20,000 units between two albums. Between 2000-2002 Proz and Conz traveled across the United States, and on to Mexico opening for Hip Hop greats, Wu Tang, Mac Dre, Souls of Mischief, Blackalicious and more. Roy soon broke off with two other members of Proz and Conz to form DNA (Denied Access) and was signed to Jermaine O’Neal’s Bogata Records label.
In 2005, 3rd Twin moved back to Portland and began working and recording his first solo project. The album was never released due to a burglary at the studio where he was recording. In 2008, 3rd Twin then relocated to Las Vegas with his two fellow DNA members where they formed the label Wall Street Records and began recording again. 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. This high level collaboration led to 3rd Twin creating a big buzz in Las Vegas for the next several years.