About Black Rob
One of the last artists left on Bad Boy's dwindling roster, Black Rob received substantial airplay with his first single "I Dare You" off the 1998 soundtrack Slam. He came back strong the following year with "Whoa!" from his debut LP Life Story. His raspy, aggressive flows lace plodding beats and wheezing synth-strings nicely, though whether or not he has what it takes to resurrect the label remains to be seen. Fast forward six years...Rob has been largely M.I.A. from the rap game, following several high-profile arrests and jailtime. Seemingly out of nowhere he returned, still signed to Bad Boy, and dropped his second LP The Black Rob Report, addressing his legal issues through several skits, and teaming up with soul singer Akon for the dope single "Watch Your Movements."