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. 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 12″ was “The Day K-Rob Came Back”/”Hey Hey Hey” on Profile in 1986.
Check out “Beat Bop”
Additional info submitted by Ed