Lil Rob

Lil Rob

Lil Rob

Biography

One of the first Chicano rappers to carve out a good niche for himself, Lil Rob established himself amid the West Coast rap scene during the late '90s, jumping around from independent label to independent label before finding a steady home at Upstairs Records, where he enjoyed growing success.

He debuted on Familia Records in 1997 with Crazy Life, which established him as a hardcore rapper with a Chicano worldview. Similar albums followed in the years to come, and he associated himself closely with the Low Profile Gangsters, a collective of hardcore Chicano rappers tied to the Low Profile label. Rob's career took a turn in 2002 when he made his Upstairs Records debut, The Album.

He stuck with the label in the years to come, enjoying a breakthrough of sorts in 2005, when his "Summer Nights" single got a lot of airplay and brought him more national attention than he had ever experienced previously. The full-length Gangster Classics appeared that same year.

Discography

Lil Rob - Crazy Life

Lil Rob - Crazy Life

Familia Records 1997
Lil Rob - Natural High

Lil Rob - Natural High

Aries Music 1999
Lil Rob - Still Smokin'

Lil Rob - Still Smokin'

Familia Records 2000
Lil Rob - High Till I Die: Remix 2000

Lil Rob - High Till I Die: Remix 2000

Aries Music Entertainment 2000
Lil Rob - Can't Keep A Good Man Down

Lil Rob - Can't Keep A Good Man Down

Low Profile Records 2001
Lil Rob - The Last Laff

Lil Rob - The Last Laff

Signature 2002
Lil Rob - Best Of

Lil Rob - Best Of

Gangsta Made Records 2002
Lil Rob - The Album

Lil Rob - The Album

Upstairs Records 2003
Lil Rob - Neighborhood Music

Lil Rob - Neighborhood Music

Upstairs Records 2004
Lil Rob - Twelve Eighteen Pt. 1

Lil Rob - Twelve Eighteen Pt. 1

Upstairs Records 2005
Lil Rob - Gangster Classics

Lil Rob - Gangster Classics

Aries Music Ent. 2005
Lil Rob - The Best Of Lil Rob Vol. 1

Lil Rob - The Best Of Lil Rob Vol. 1

Low Profile Records 2008
Lil Rob - 1218 Collection

Lil Rob - 1218 Collection

Cali Records 2008
Lil Rob - 1218, Pt. 2

Lil Rob - 1218, Pt. 2

Upstairs Records 2008
Lil Rob - DJ Supermix

Lil Rob - DJ Supermix

GZR, LPG 2010
Lil Rob - Everything To Me

Lil Rob - Everything To Me

LR Records 2011
Lil Rob - It's My Time

Lil Rob - It's My Time

LR Records 2012
Lil Rob - Instrumentals

Lil Rob - Instrumentals

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2013
Lil Rob - High Till I Die Special Edition

Lil Rob - High Till I Die Special Edition

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2013
Lil Rob - Natural High Till I Die

Lil Rob - Natural High Till I Die

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2013

Guest Appearances

Mr. Shadow - Till I Die
  • Apocalypse

Mr. Shadow - Till I Die

East Side Records 1999
Califa Thugs - Califa Thugs
  • Why Can't You See

Califa Thugs - Califa Thugs

Aries Music Entertainment, Low Profile Records 2001
Low Profile Gangsters - Keep It Gangsta
  • Beat Up

Low Profile Gangsters - Keep It Gangsta

Aries Music Entertainment 2001
DTTX - Back 2 Da Brown
  • DTTX Ese, Lil Rob

DTTX - Back 2 Da Brown

Lideres Entertainment Group 2001
Dyablo - Destrukxion
  • Pretty Girl (Remix)

Dyablo - Destrukxion

Discos Aztlan 2001
Mr. Sancho - The True Player
  • To Everybody

Mr. Sancho - The True Player

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2001
Cuete Yeska - Sounds Of Violence
  • Supersport

Cuete Yeska - Sounds Of Violence

Round Towne Music 2002
Proper Dos - Overdose
  • To Dago From LA

Proper Dos - Overdose

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2003
OG Spanish Fly - Back From The Dead
  • No Love

OG Spanish Fly - Back From The Dead

Aries Music Entertainment 2003
Fingazz - Classics For The O.G.'s Volume 1
  • Low Rider

Fingazz - Classics For The O.G.'s Volume 1

East Side Records 2005
Wicked Minds - The Unforgiven
  • Murder Musica

Wicked Minds - The Unforgiven

East Side Records 2006
N.O.R.E. - Y La Familia...Ya Tú Sabe
  • Mas Maiz

N.O.R.E. - Y La Familia...Ya Tú Sabe

Roc-A-Fella Records 2006
Cuete - Sounds Of Violence
  • Supersport

Cuete - Sounds Of Violence

PR Records 2006
Aka Coyote - Turn It Up
  • Up In Game

Aka Coyote - Turn It Up

B-Dub Records 2006
Latino Velvet - Camp Is Back
  • God Don't Like Ugly

Latino Velvet - The Camp Is Back

40 Ounce Records 2007
La La Romero - American Mija
  • Going Back To Cali

La La Romero - American Mija

DJ VIDA V Music 2008
Ice - Its A Cold World
  • You Got A Friend

Ice - Its A Cold World

Ice House Records 2009
SKG - Diary Of A Drama Queen, Vol. 1
  • Sumtin Wrong Wit Em

SKG - Diary Of A Drama Queen, Vol. 1

Hustle Gurl Entertainment 2009
GFunk - Welcome 2 California
  • How We Play

GFunk - Welcome 2 California

LayLow Inc 2009
South Park Mexican - 2NU
  • Makin' You Sweat

South Park Mexican - 2NU

Dope House Records 2011
Tonic Alize - Paper 2012
  • Shake It

Tonic Alize - Paper 2012

Brown Magic Records 2012
Troublesome - Versatility
  • Chewbacca On Weed

Troublesome - Versatility

Troublesome Music 2013
C-Kan - Clasificación C
  • Latinos Unidos

C-Kan - Clasificación C

Empire Distribution 2014
Cecy B - The Connect
  • Mexico

Cecy B - The Connect

G.R.E.A.T. Music Group 2015
Baby Bash - Don't Panic It's Organic
  • Who Would Of Thought

Baby Bash - Don't Panic It's Organic

Bashtown Music Group 2016
Kam - Mutual Respect
  • Hold You Down

Kam - Mutual Respect

New Birth Entertainment 2016

Compilations

Various - This Is For The Homies
  • Go Ahead

Various - This Is For The Homies

Thump Records, Inc. 2000
Various - Thump Rap Radio: Cruzin Wíth Frost
  • Go Ahead

Various - Thump Rap Radio: Cruzin Wíth Frost

Thump Records 2003
Various - Southsiders Chapter Thirteen Vol. 1
  • Those Who Talk

Various - Southsiders Chapter Thirteen Vol. 1

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2003
Proper Dos - Greatest Hits
  • To Dago From L.A.

Proper Dos - Greatest Hits

PDG Records 2003
Various - South Side Stories Vol. 1
  • Leva Die

Various - South Side Stories Vol. 1

Underworld 805 Records 2004
Central Coast Clique - Underworld For Life Vol. 1
  • I'll Kill You

Central Coast Clique - Underworld For Life Vol. 1

Underworld 805 Records 2004
Various - 619 Kriminalz
  • About To Go Down

Various - 619 Kriminalz

Aries Music Entertainment 2004
Various - South Side Stories, Vol. 3
  • I'll Kill You

Various - South Side Stories, Vol. 3

Underworld 805 Records 2004
AC The Promoter - AC The Promoter Presents
  • Neva Stop

AC The Promoter - AC The Promoter Presents

AC The Promoter Ent. 2005
Mr. Shadow - The Best Of Mr. Shadow Volume 2
  • Go Ahead

Mr. Shadow - The Best Of Mr. Shadow Volume 2

East Side Records 2005
Various - Top Doggs
  • Go Ahead

Various - Top Doggs

Thump Records 2006
Various - Power Structure
  • Murder Musica

Various - Power Structure

PR Records, Madd Lock Records 2006
Various - Chicano Players
  • Supersport

Various - Chicano Players

PR Records 2006
Various - Underground Chicano Rap Soundtrack
  • Go Ahead

Various - Underground Chicano Rap Soundtrack

Thump 2007
Various - Hip Hop Mixx
  • So What You Wanna Do?

Various - Hip Hop Mixx

On The Spot, Thump Records 2007
Various - Cali-Rap Radio: Most Requested
  • Up In The Game

Various - Cali-Rap Radio: Most Requested

Hi Power Ent. 2007
Various - Mr. Knightowl Presents: Episode 13
  • Go Ahead (Remix - Unreleased Version)

Various - Mr. Knightowl Presents: Episode 13

Sawed Off Records 2008
Various - Soldados- From Block To Block
  • Brown Pride

Various - Soldados- From Block To Block

Swat Records 2009
Various - Chicano Thugz
  • Go Ahead

Various - Chicano Thugz

PR Records 2009
Various - Chicano Rap Jams, Vol. 1
  • Try To Down Me

Various - Chicano Rap Jams, Vol. 1

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2009
Various - Dope City: Purest In The Game
  • Makin' You Sweat

Various - Dope City: Purest In The Game

Dope House Records 2011
Various - The Original Chicano Players
  • Jump In The Ride

Various - The Original Chicano Players

PR Records 2011
Various - Bomb Sack Greatest Joints Volume 1
  • The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Various - Bomb Sack Greatest Joints Volume 1

Thump Records 2011
Cuete - Round Towne Music
  • Supersport

Cuete - Round Towne Music

PR Records 2011
Mr. Shadow, Mr. Knightowl - Old School Gangsta Tracks
  • Go Ahead

Mr. Shadow, Mr. Knightowl - Old School Gangsta Tracks

Beyond Entertainment 2012
Mr. Shadow - The Best Of Mr. Shadow Vol. 1
  • Apocalypse

Mr. Shadow - The Best Of Mr. Shadow Vol. 1

V-ESR 2012
Frost - All Oldies II
  • In My Lonley Room

Frost - All Oldies II

Old West Entertainment Corp 2012
Various - Dead Money Soundtrack
  • Put It Down

Various - Dead Money Soundtrack

Destination Worldwide 2012
Bizzy Bone - Best Of Collabo's
  • Put It Down

Bizzy Bone - Best Of Collabo's

7th Sign Music 2013
Frost - For The Homeboys
  • 2006 La Raza Remix

Frost - For The Homeboys

Raza Records, SL Entertainment 2013
Various - Brown Pride Riders Vol. 2
  • So What You Wanna Do

Various - Brown Pride Riders Vol. 2

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2013
Various - Slow Jams Vol. 1
  • I Like The Way You Love Me

Various - Slow Jams Vol. 1

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2013
Low Profile Gangsta - The Best Of Low Profile Records Vol.1
  • To Everybody

Low Profile Gangsta - The Best Of Low Profile Records Vol.1

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2013
Lil Rob, Mr. Knightowl, Ese Rich Roc - Chicano Classics
  • Pachukos Night

Lil Rob, Mr. Knightowl, Ese Rich Roc - Chicano Classics

Sawed Off Records 2013
OG Kid Frost - Old School Funk
  • Bang Bang

OG Kid Frost - Old School Funk

Old West Entertainment Corp 2013
Frost - Anthology
  • La Raza Remix

Frost - Anthology

Not On Label 2016