k-rob Malik Johnson, better known as K-Rob, is an American rapper, most famous for providing vocals for “Beat Bop” with Rammellzee in 1983 and “I’m a Homeboy“, a single under his own name, in 1986.

The Day K-Rob Came Back” was also released in 1986.

Since the 1980s, however, aside from providing a verse for “Beat Bop Part 2” on 2004’s Bi-Conicals of the Rammellzee, K-Rob has devoted himself more to his Muslim faith.

K Rob would most likely be a forgotten name were it not for a well conceived collaboration with Rammellzee called “Beat Bop

The song came about when Fab 5 Freddy took the Rammellzee to meet Jean-Michel Basquiat, a well known artist.

ramm-subwayart (1)Rammellzee, a graf writer, thought Basquiat was a fraud.

Their conversation got heated and turned into a sort of battle.

Basquiat attempted to flex his emcee talent, but Rammellzee tossed the lyrics and told partner K Rob to go off on a different level.

The song eventually was released as “Beat Bop” by Rammellzee vs. K Rob.

It was often sold for as much as $1000 at the time because of its artwork on the cover done by Basquiat.

Originally released on Tartwon Records in 1983 it was later picked up by Profile Records.

Another K Rob notable track was “I’m A Homeboy” a collaboration with DJ Cheese in 1986.

It was produced by Duke Bootee for Beauty and the Beat Records.

Another 12″ was “The Day K-Rob Came Back”/”Hey Hey Hey” on Profile in 1986.


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