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Chubb Rock / Rob Base in association with WBLS

Thursday, June 13, 2013

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

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Chubb Rock, often compared to a Hip-Hop Barry White, dropped out of pre-med at Brown University to pursue his musical career. Regarded as one of the East Coast’s most dexterous rappers, he first appeared on the national Rap scene with his self-titled debut, Chubb Rock. His 1991 release, The One, reached #13 on Billboard’s Top Hip-Hop/R&B chart that year. Three singles from that release made it to #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Single chart  that same year including, the classic song, “Treat Em Right,” “Just the Two of Us” and “Lost in the Storm.” 


Best known for his platinum Hip-Hop classic “It Takes Two,” Rob Base along with childhood friend, DJ E-Z Rock rode their smash hit into R&B radio stations as well as dance clubs around the world and provided a touchstone for the style known as “Hip-House,” a mix of Hip-Hop rhymes infused with the musical stylings of dance music. Massive club and radio airplay helped the album go multi-platinum and earned Rob Base “Single of the Year” honors both in Spin Magazine and The Village Voice. His second single, “Get on the Dance Floor” continued Rob’s dance appeal, with his lyrical skills retaining his street credentials as a rapper.  The smash single, “Joy and Pain” is a classic Hip-Hop song that still plays all over the world.

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