“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.
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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