Born and raised on Chicago’s south side, Chris Rob has established himself as a renowned keyboard wizard, passionate vocalist, powerful songwriter, and go-to producer. While his latest single "No Doubt" has already generated quite the buzz among his followers, most recently he co-produced “Right On Brother” featuring the great Stevie Wonder along with industry heavyweight DJ Spinna. This hypnotic soulful house-jazz piece was included as the finale of Robert Glasper’s Miles Davis remix project “Everything’s Beautiful”, and received rave reviews from Rolling Stone.
On his most recent EP "Sound Of Da Struggle", Chris Rob shows off his hometown roots by effortlessly fusing R & B with twists of deep funk, soulful hip-hop, edgy rock, and house music. Some of his most noteworthy accomplishments include his recent tour through Europe as part of The New Stars of America: Body & Soul Tour, being a featured artist at Montreal Jazz Festival, producing for and touring with Grammy Award-winning artist Roberta Flack, opening for and performing with Stevie Wonder at President Obama's Pre-Inaugural Ball, as well as contributing to Kanye West’s Grammy award-winning album Graduation. He also served as music director for John Legend’s Get Lifted Tour. One of Chris Rob's singles, “Sex. Money. & Drugs”, from his critically acclaimed EP Mental Notes was featured in Tyler Perry’s film "Peeples", while club bangers like "Touch The Sky" with co-producer DJ Daryl James recently hit number one on dance floor charts.
In addition to his own shows, he’s also working behind the scenes as a writer and stage director for his older brother, comedian/actor/musician Craig Robinson (“The Office”), as well as performing with the likes of comedian Dave Chappelle, R & B legends like Nile Rogers and Anita Baker, and hip-hop artists like Rakim and Talib Kweli. A frequent collaborator with Kweli, he has appeared on several of the legendary emcee’s critically acclaimed albums including “Radio Silence” & “Indie 500”. In turn, Kweli also appeared on Chris Rob’s epic hip hop single “For Colored Boys”. Rob has also become a familiar face after appearing on various television shows such as Celebrity Family Feud, NBC's Mr. Robinson & The Office, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Grammy Awards, VH1's Hip Hop Honors, as well as Last Comic Standing, on which he wrote and performed a live skit.
Chris Rob’s goal is to first and foremost: connect to the audience, using genuine and heartwarming lyrics to tap into their souls.