San Diego's Li'l Rob has a tendency to keep reality in check in his rhymes. He steers clear of extolling the virtues of the glamorous hip-hop lifestyle, preferring to rap about the things he sees on the streets of Southern California. Namely, cars, girls and a certain popular, smokeable herb. Lil Rob is also prone to using samples outside of the hip-hop canon. In past tracks, he's sampled bits from doo wop greats, the Cadillacs while his song "Street Days" lifts directly from Chuck Berry's "School Days."