Wednesday, March 25, 2009
You Thought You Knew You Have No Idea: BIO
The new era of swag is in full effect. Rob Grimes, the leader of hip hop's next generation, makes the transition from a backpack rapper to a full-fledged icon. Known for his clever rhymes and eccentric flow, Rob has won many freestyle battles, been opening act for artist such as Yung Berg, Glasses Malone , Mista Fab and T.I. Rob Grimes is poised to wake the industry up to a different flavor of West Coast lyricism. Rob built a buzz in his city with the single "Around the World." He even caught the attention of the highly influential DJ / Taste maker DJ Bille Knight who stepped in to manage Rob. "It was his live show that got me" says Bille Knight. A true lover of hip hop, Rob always has his ear to the streets and cites hip-hop heavyweights like Kanye, Pharrell, Drake, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Ryan Leslie as influences. But Rob is proving himself as an equal among established emcees and producers alike, earning the respect of another living legend -- Talib Kweli. The Brooklyn emcee lent a verse showcased on the track titled "Featuring Talib" on Rob's critically acclaimed "Dillathon" mixtape. Released last year, "Dillathon" -- a tribute to the late super producer J. Dilla -- got a buzz going with thousands of downloads and counting. A diligent worker, Rob stays focused and is adamant about taking his career to the next level. Rob's latest projects -- Grimetime Radio Vol.1, Billboard Killa Vol.1 & The Talk Of Town Mixtape -- are a testament to his song-making versatility. This hungry artist switches it up from club bangers to conscious rap and never loses himself in the process, which sets him apart from rest. From battle raps to hit records, Rob does it all. He derives inspiration from all types of things, from skateboarding, streetwear, females, struggles, breakdancing to real-life experiences. Raised on all elements of hip hop -- even dabbling as a b-boy in his younger days -- Rob's deep understanding of hip-hop culture is something that feeds his soul when writing new material. Take a listen to Rob's music and you'll discover that he's something rare to find, like a diamond in the rough. Rob is currently featured in the JellyRadio iPhone application as their featured artist. To debut in JellyRadio's mobile and online digital radio networks is a big step for Rob as it places his music in the face of millions of hip hop listeners.