From as far back as he can remember Ralph Rolle has always marched to the beat of a different drum. It is therefore no surprise that with more than three and a half decades of professional experience within the music industry Ralph enjoys an illustrious career as a much sought-after drummer.
He has made music with the likes of Nile Rodgers and Chic, Sting, Bono, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Biggie Smalls, Queen Latifah, Chris Botti, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, India Irie and the resident band for N.B.C. ‘It’s Showtime at The Apollo’ for over 15 seasons, and as served as the musical director for The Caroline Rhea Show and Japanese Super Star Toshi Kubota. Ralph can also be heard playing on the soundtrack for the hit movie, Rocketman.
Ralph has perpetuated the traditions of his maternal grandmother Leola who was born in Ocilla, Georgia, moved to Miami, started a family and later migrated to Harlem in the Renaissance years.
The Soul Snacks Cookie Company deliberately harkens back to that bountiful time and employs a philosophy deeply committed to giving back to the community whose rhythms make up the essence of what has become one heck of a soulful concoction.
Soul Snacks have been enjoyed by many both locally and internationally: Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Chris Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Gladys Knight, Steve Harvey, Doug E. Fresh, Roberta Flack, Toshi Kubota, Sinbad, Mo’Nique, D’Angelo, Kid Capri and Russell Simmons, with clients such as Great Performances, Lincoln Hospital, any more. The ABC TV host, Robin Roberts of Good Morning America fame chose Soul Snacks for her holiday gifting in 2011.
The company offers a variety of delicious cookies such as Georgia Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Peanut Butter, Down Home Double Chocolate Chip, Ebony and Ivory Almond Cookie, Grampy’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie, French Cocoa Chocolate Chip, Miami Raisin Walnut, Chunked Up Chocolate Walnut, Cranberry Oatmeal Raisin, Joyful Gingerbread, Lemon & White Chocolate as well as GLUTEN FREE cookies and the recently added novel and now the number one seller that is the rant and rave of all those who taste it, Sweet Potato Cookies.
The unique taste of Downhome Goodness never fails to grab the attention of those who appreciate the comfort of a sweet mouthful of soul. The first taste of a cookie from The Soul Snack Cookie Company always summons the same “Oh My Goodness” expression to customers’ faces. It’s an expression that mixes a “what in the world is this” surprise with a certain recognition: the recognition of tradition and custom, and Sundays after church, and home cooking, and the distinctive taste of the cultural diversity that informs the American sweet tooth.