Raised in Harlem, New York, and gaining a strong footing in the music scene when opportunities for artists to be discovered and formally inducted into well known major labels in the entertainment industry were still good, Robert Ross, also known as Black Rob, was signed with Bad Boys’ Records during the same period that Christopher Wallace—Biggie Smalls—was also to be contracted into the esteemed label.
Ever growing into and becoming a more conscientious person and artist, Black Rob decided to release his hit song, “Like Whoa”, one of Bad Boys’ biggest singles to date, only after the whole east coast versus west coast controversy had subsided. Presently, Rob is working on a few movies and television show related ventures, including a character-based option with Marvel comics as well as a few endorsement deals with major electronic and stereo equipment companies. A sort after Ghost Writer who has written songs for such renowned artists as Puff Daddy and others, Mr. Ross has established himself as a positive and memorable presence in the arts.
Having gotten diagnosed with kidney failure after a long bout with alcoholism, amongst Robert’s many current goals is his pressing need to help give voice and better quality of life to people and the families of those living with and dying from the diseases of alcoholism and kidney and renal failure.
Mr. Ross has recently been touring with the Bad Boy 20 Year Anniversary tour and is fast growing his outreach efforts.