Rob Sonic

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Rob Sonic
Rob Sonic performing in 2012
Rob Sonic performing in 2012
Background information
Birth nameRobert Charles Gardner Smith[citation needed]
Also known as
  • Rob Smith, Rob Sonic, Bananas Foster, Bobby Freedom [1][2]
BornWashington, D.C., U.S.
OriginThe Bronx, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • record producer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • sampler
  • synthesizer
  • guitar
  • bass guitar
Years active1998–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websiteskypimps.bandcamp.com

Robert Smith, better known by his stage name Rob Sonic, is an American rapper and record producer from the Bronx, New York.[3] He has been a member of the groups Sonic Sum and Hail Mary Mallon.[4] He is a founder of the record label Skypimps Music.[5]

Biography[edit]

Rob Sonic is originally from Washington, D.C.[6] As a child, he moved to New York.[7] He started rapping at age 12.[8]

In 2011, Smith released the album Are You Gonna Eat That? on Rhymesayers Entertainment with Aesop Rock and DJ Big Wiz under the alias Hail Mary Mallon. The group's second album, Bestiary, was released in 2014 on Washington, D.C.[9]

In 2004, he released his debut solo studio album, Telicatessen, on Definitive Jux.[10] In 2007, he released Sabotage Gigante on the label.[11] He released Alice in Thunderdome in 2014,[3] and Defriender in 2018.[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Barf (2017)

Singles[edit]

  • "Death Vendor" / "Dylsexia" (2004)
  • "Shoplift" (2004)
  • "Fatman and Littleboy" / "The Over Under" (2006)
  • "Rock the Convoy" (2007)
  • "All the Drugs (Do Nothing)" (2017)
  • "Couple Skate" (2017)
  • "JJ Sad" (2018)
  • "Frankie (Can't Relax)" (2018)
  • "Ithaca" (2018)
  • "All the Drugs: Ohio Dirt Mix" (2018)
  • "Bikini" (2019)
  • "Boca Raton" (2020)

Productions[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Compilation appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Rob Sonic - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Potholes Interview: Rob Sonic On Making His Own Beats, His New Album, And Hail Mary Mallon (page 1 of 3)". Potholes in My Blog. November 4, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Kangas, Chaz (August 15, 2014). "Exclusive Premiere: Rob Sonic's "Jesus Christ Supertramp" Video". The Village Voice. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  4. ^ Harris, David (July 7, 2011). "Interview: Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz of Hail Mary Mallon". Spectrum Culture. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  5. ^ Horowitz, Matt (January 30, 2019). "Exclusive Interview: Rob Sonic". Grown Up Rap. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  6. ^ McGarvey, Evan (May 8, 2008). "Sonic Sum: Films". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  7. ^ "Rob Sonic Interview". The Giant Peach. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  8. ^ "Potholes Interview: Rob Sonic On Making His Own Beats, His New Album, And Hail Mary Mallon (page 2 of 3)". Potholes in My Blog. November 4, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  9. ^ McGarvey, Evan (May 8, 2008). "Sonic Sum: Films". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  10. ^ "Telicatessen by Rob Sonic". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  11. ^ Patrin, Nate (January 24, 2008). "Rob Sonic: Sabotage Gigante". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  12. ^ Ugarte, Eddie (December 7, 2018). "New Music: Friday Roll Out! With Cocaine Piss, Rob Sonic". Ghettoblaster. Retrieved June 7, 2020.

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