If you got it you got and, this 19 year-old doesn’t even try hard to prove it, rhymes just ooze from his pores, drip from his lips, flow in his veins. The Life of a Cool Kid, and all the other tracks on the similarly named mixtape more than make Rob Curly’s case. In the title track Rob breaks down the events that occupy his young life step by step, resulting in a sanitized version of Snoop Dogg’s Loddy Doddy, at least in the first verse. But he switches themes in the same verse and talking about how his generation is perceived by older folk as the jazzy track gathers momentum…
Rob’s journey into music began with his beat freak dad who always had some rock on the stereo whenever Rob visited. His mom introduced him to the more mellow side of music being a fan of R&B, but it was his sister who gave Rob his first taste of hip hop. She’d put on BET and MTV and when Luda, Eminem, Lupe Fiasco and the like would come on, Rob would see himself representing with the same kind of flow. And not only does he want to scale the heights as an MC, he wants to follow the model cast by Jay-Z, Diddy and Dr Dre who have built empires from their beginnings as rap artists. If he was to have his way, there’d even be ‘/actor’ in his title.
And if you dig deep you’ll find that the world-renowned stars Rob so admires started pretty much as Rob did; putting two or three rhymes on a piece of paper and sounding them out on classmates. Luckily for Rob he had Mr. Stroy, now part of his YPNESOD clique, to hold lyrical sparring sessions with from the time they were in 9th grade.
It’s fair to say Rob Curly has so far had very limited exposure. He’s set high school rallies ablaze and rocked the mic at Florida’s Club Venom but that’s about it. But now that he’s done with his mixtape he plans to put that right. And alongside more live shows, Rob has a project with his group YPNESOD that sounds like something out of a science textbook; Thalamus, in the pipeline.
Now that he’s got a foot into the industry, Rob’s looking to go all the way. Despite his age, he doesn’t see his relationship with music as a fleeting affair. ‘Music is where my heart is…I can make music every second of every day and never get tired of it.’ Check Rob out on BandCamp, YouTube or his own site; RobCourly.com for a glimpse into the future of hip hop.
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