Rob d

Rob d

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Rob d is a fresh new artist with explosive lyrics and banging instrumentals. Rob d always delivers 110% and strives to continually develop his show to ensure a fantastic performance!

Biography

My name is Robert Downer, stage name “Rob d”, I am an Australian Hip Hop artist based in Brisbane. My music has been quoted as being “easy listening, refreshing and motivational” by members of the media, music and entertainment industries.

My second album, Soul Therapy was released March 7th 2009 and is available via online distribution through iTunes, emsuic & Amazon.com.

Soul Therapy was recorded at Aisle 6 Studios by engineer and producer Scott Mullane and features vocals by Sarah Collyer & Kieran Yip, with scratches by DJ Sauce. The album was mastered by Matt Gray of Matthew Gray Mastering & the artwork developed by The Kingdom Of Sad Machines art company.

Soul Therapy is a look at the world through the eyes of Rob d. The album contains no explicit language but lyrically describes the ongoing challenges that Australians and others alike face. Through the unique and appealing style of music and lyrical content, the real message I aim to deliver is one of hope and inspiration.

I released my debut album Life's Ambition independently & sold over 400 copies at selected stores, markets and through personal sales. I have featured at a number of events throughout Brisbane, in local newspapers and street press. I am principally involved in facilitating Up 2 Scratch Hip Hop Music Workshops alongside DJ Sauce at schools, events and festivals, and also perform around Brisbane at pubs and clubs.

My goals for 2009 are to work alongside as many charities, businesses & youth organizations as possible and perform at festivals and arena's around Australia. One of my main goals is to help set a more positive image on the Australian Hip Hop scene and assist to improve the publics perception of Australian Hip Hop Artists and to also help raise money for as many charities as possible, in the hope that we can work together I will en devour to organize and promote Australian Hip Hop shows with local artists of all elements and I plan to make each event an all ages event. My main goals for next year are to help change to public image on the genre, raise money for charities and encourage the youth to develop there skills and get active in a positive way.

With Soul Therapy I en devoured to produce an album that was bound to suit everybody having much diversity across the board. The goal of the this album was to introduce the local Hip Hop community and others to a fresh style of Australian hip hop.

Lyrics

Victim Of A Nation

Written By: Rob d

Victim Of The Nation

Chorus

So-o-o-ol Penna--tray-tion
This lead will lead to victims of the NAY-TION
So-o-o-ol Penna--tray-tion
This lead will lead to victims of the Cre-a-tion

Verse 1

Evil spits the venom that penetrates the soul,
unaware of the damages taken there toll,
see the lion falls, but the pack surrounds,
fatal venom spits out, when it leaves there mouth,
a deep gash and scratch will bring down the cat,
see he did stand tall, until he found the trap,
his eyes fade to black, let his soul rise high,
this cat dies quick i never left his side,
ask why your never thinking about your actions,
reaction is that something negative happens,
a thought to pass, your never wasting time,
from the bones in ya back, in the depths of your spine,
minds of powers, inside these cowards,
these people get smashed,
like the twin towers,
and flowers don't grow from the earthly grave,
instead a path laid down, to cover there shame,

Chorus

So-o-o-ol Penna--tray-tion
This lead will lead to victims of the NAY-TION
So-o-o-ol Penna--tray-tion
This lead will lead to victims of the Cre-a-tion

Verse 2

The lips of evil can be sweat like honey,
this double edged sword, this monopoly money,
when you scatter from crook town,
and you leave this place,
you discover yourself and then plead your case,
a guest of hell reborn in rock city,
can persuade the weak,
to come and poison the city,
take an army of victims for pain and torcher,
the women and men & there sons and daughters.
these captains orders, stick to the border,
this life time of hell, you get for man slaughter,
I order these cowards to work by the hour,
devour the soul, control from my towers,

(Scratch)

Chorus

So-o-o-ol Penna--tray-tion
This lead will lead to victims of the NAY-TION
So-o-o-ol Penna--tray-tion
This lead will lead to victims of the Cre-a-tion.

Soul Therapy

Written By: Rob d

SOUL THERAPY

CHORUS: – Sarah & Kieran

I don't even have to try,
to release my...SOUL
You will find in the
end of time, i will loose con....TROL,

VERSE 1

With a mind block, hot shot, cant rock,
I stop, don't you stop, till the bubble goes pop,
rattle the cages, my word contagious,
I find my way through the mazes, haters!
giving it to pens, with a pen to the pad,
gonna give it to the rhythm and I give it right back,
Back Back Back to the cranium, rock titanium,
rocking the peeps in your hometown stadium,
Fading away to the soul turned black,
Black as streets with gaping crack,
With a map to my soul, don't loose control,
stab my heart with a verbal pole,
Moles around town try to turn me down,
But things looking up so it might turn around,
Shine illuminating im waiting, debating,
about such topics, like crime and baking,
I'm making the best in the best of time,
watching the clock as i write another rhyme,
Got a soul full of rhythm and im giving it my best,
Gonna give another written get the rhyme of my chest, (WHAT – crowd sound)

CHORUS: – Sarah & Kieran

I don't even have to try,
to release my...SOUL
You will find in the
end of time, i will loose con....TROL,

VERSE 2

Illegitimate birth baby and maybe,
you might make a president " MAN YOUR CRAZY"
Shame on you don't put me through,
Hells come back again part 2,
Who knew i develop into this man,
raise like a monkey, "DAMN THE MAN"
Fans... all around the world,
gonna put you together into boys and girls,
gonna line you up then (Blank Spot) you to,
and thats not everybody just one group,
one gender, bunendah the bouncy babies,
brunettes in the back and they drive crazy,
Got roadies and hogies, case of the mopiez,
A cancer baby, the crab dance, krumpee,
Grumpy, Umpie my old nick names,
fame came running, into my name,
the game was played, And I laid it down,
Kings on his back, its my town now,
Boomtown, Brisbane, Brisvagas playa's,
setting the ground, the foundation makers,
We are the foundation makerssss.

CHORUS: – Sarah & Kieran

I don't even have to try,
to release my...SOUL
You will find in the
end of time, i will loose con....TROL,

CHORUS: – Sarah & Kieran

I don't even have to try,
to release my...SOUL
You will find in the
end of time, i will loose con....TROL,

Deep Inside My Soul

Written By: Rob d

Deep Inside My Soul

CHORUS:

I feel you dancing and its deep inside my so-oww-oo-olll, - Flat
Baby girl wont you please take con—tra---o--eww-oo-oll, - Flat

I know i see you, I'll be with you till the end of tyyyme, - Flower
And I'll be looking for you baby, in my para-dice! - Flower

VERSE ONE

Let my soul in twine,
grab you from behind,
Spin you around,
to the sound of time,
Silky dress,
See my hands caress,
fingertips down ya body,
running over ya chest,
kiss ya neck baby girl,
and I do it one time,
common don't try, feel it, Ryyyyyyde!,
dance to the beat,
bend ya knees, now come to me!
to this man Rob d,
Picture perfect, paradise of wonder's,
On the floor, you know we bringing thunder,
I wonder if we could be happy and free,
together on the beach, having sex on the beach,
deliver the passion with a kiss on the lips,
Run my hands in between your hips,
OHHHH I can feel your excitement,
with lighting fingers, don't be frightened.

CHORUS:

I feel you dancing and its deep inside my so-oww-oo-olll, - Flat
Baby girl wont you please take con—tra---o--eww-oo-oll, - Flat

I know i see you, I'll be with you till the end of tyyyme, - Flower
And I'll be looking for you baby, in my para-dice! - Flower

VERSE 2

One step, two step, common now shake it,
shake and bake, baby pancake twist it,
Feel my flow, Let me know,
Rob d on the mic, tight rhymes now GO,
All the blonde's in the house now dance like this,
the one two twist, some real deep S--T,
Brunettes in the back, now shake that rump,
and bounce that booty when the snare goes thump!
Thump the ground, turn right round,
stomp your feet and kill that sound, (beat drops out ?)
my town, boomtown, Brisbane, rock city,
get down like Paris, the late night city,
Fiddy, diddy, titty ta tot,
Phatkidz on the mic, giving all that we got,
I Rock the movement, with late night grooving,
And feed my town, with a sound so soothing,

CHORUS:

I feel you dancing and its deep inside my so-oww-oo-olll, - Flat
Baby girl wont you please take con—tra---o--eww-oo-oll, - Flat

I know i see you, I'll be with you till the end of tyyyme, - Flower
And I'll be looking for you baby, in my para-dice! - Flower

CHORUS:

I feel you dancing and its deep inside my so-oww-oo-olll, - Flat
Baby girl wont you please take con—tra---o--eww-oo-oll, - Flat

I know i see you, I'll be with you till the end of tyyyme, - Flower
And I'll be looking for you baby, in my para-dice! - Flower

This Is For My People

Written By: Rob d

This Is For My People

Chorus 1:

This is for my people around the place,
This Brisbane town, man I love this place,
These golden gates, my hometown state,
Living it up, because we ride for pay,
Cash money, no debts today,
Got me living for the nightlife in every way,
Everyday we ride, from dawn to dusk,
Riding the night light, Yeah whats up!

Drum Bridge.

Verse One:

People hoping the club stays open,
Hit the bar ta get the magic potion,
Guys collect, stir the deep blue ocean,
Time to get wet, girls keep the dam open,
This is for people on the streets,
From the A.C.T, to the great south east,
Loving the beef, cause we squashed that G,
No gansta's, hoods, punks, wanna bee's please!
Stubbies, thongs a dispenser cap,
Is all we need to make the world relax,
Come on now follow me,
Be what you wanna be,
did it if you have to do it,
ryhmin's what im living see,
Brisbane city, get down, get busy.
Things looking good for my home town city,
Rob d always ripping, giving, flipping,
cause he has to do it, if you wanna get down like me,
man do it! OH ( K + S)

Chorus 2:

This is for my people around the place,
This Brisbane town, man I love this place,
These golden gates, my hometown state,
Living it up, because we ride for pay,
Cash money, no debts today,
Got me living for the nightlife in every way,
Everyday we ride, from dawn to dusk,
Riding the night light, Yeah whats up!

Verse 2:

Yeah this Hip Hop Culture has saved my life,
enabled me to express, whats just on my mind,
And sometimes I find, im faced with a trouble,
An obstacle, stress and I just might crumble,
Until I stumble upon my people,
They give me the passion to defeat this evil,
And I'm shore that there will be a sequel,
But it still doesn't matter cause I have me people,
We band together through the struggle and the hard times,
Enemies get together for the better of the good side,
Laid back, relaxed kewl kats,
Thats us in a nutshell, well HOW'S THAT!
Aussie Aussie Aussie, OY OY OY! (Little Flowery)
Stand up my brother and make some noise
Aussie Aussie Aussie, OY OY OY! Little Flowery)
Best people on the planet and you know this BOY!

Chorus 3:

This is for my people around the place,
This Brisbane town, man I love this place,
These golden gates, my hometown state,
Living it up, because we ride for pay,
Cash money, no debts today,
Got me living for the nightlife in every way,
Everyday we ride, from dawn to dusk,
Riding the night light, Yeah whats up!

You cant take me back

Written By: Rob d

You cant take me back

Chorus

You take me back when I was rhyme'en,
Cause I'm finding it hard to survive in,
Cause I know, I gotta Gooo-ooooo,

To a place that you cant imagine,
I'm finding it hard to back in,
To the place, I was befooooorrrrrre,

Verse 1

A born survivor,
Hi jack the mic ta,
take every soul,
control the splendah,
take me back,
to the back of the room,
where the punch lines smack,
and the bombs go booommm,
I fumble and tumble,
rumble and mumble,
every single word,
as i step through the jungle,
a gun full of cowards,
shot through the towers,
take down, the power,
lock and devour,
these sour fools,
getting late night school,
but they still didn't learn,
how to play, by the rules,
with tools to fix that,
back to the big mac,
king kong, hold on,
life full of riff raff! (K + S)

Chorus 2.

You take me back when I was rhyme'en,
Cause I'm finding it hard to survive in,
Cause I know, I gotta Gooo-ooooo,

To a place that you cant imagine,
I'm finding it hard to back in,
To the place, I was befooooorrrrrre,

Verse 2

take me back,
See I've learned life's lessons,
Become dependent,
forget to mention,
to the kids on the block,
with a pen to kill,
there keeping it real,
with up to scratch skill's,
I rhyme for hip hop,
& Brisbane Wont stop,
represent for,
the people on the red rock,
shock all the labels, soon become fables,
getting stage shock from microphone cables,
labels ha, i label myself,
a man full of wealth,
take what im delt,
not afraid of the mountain, climb to the top,
superstar fits, to the name that i got,
If your living this life, then live life to the fullest,
fast like a bullet, I know you can do it,
I've hit rock bottom, with mind depression,
Ive asked the question is life worth living,
found many trials, trib-u-lations,
then I found out, i can rock this nation.

Chorus 3.

(Duet high harmonies through end chorus)
Chorus
You take me back when I was rhyme'en,
Cause I'm finding it hard to survive in,
Cause I know, I gotta Gooo-ooooo,
To a place that you cant imagine,
I'm finding it hard to back in,
To the place, I was befooooorrrrrre,

Hurry Up Part 2

Written By: Rob d

Hurry Up Part 2

Chorus 1:

Yeah bounce to the beat,
With your boy Rob d,
Hip Hop non stop,
Boomtown feel me,
Brisbane, Boom town, Rock city, (What Go Go)
Brisbane, Boom town, Rock city, (Go Go Go)
Brisbane, Boom town, Rock city, (What What What)

Verse 1

Its ya boy Rob d,
Let me bust a bit,
I flip lyrics I'll gimmicks,
mimic me when im giving it,
I'm living im giving this life to rock city,
boomtown get down,
right now get dizzy,
Right. now If you love this land,
raise your hands, now we understand,
that my plan is the best,
success, fewness, I stress mc's,
please, see whats commin next.
Yes to the DJ's, bounce to the music,
Flow with the words, turn round when do it,
Moving and grooving, these soothing sounds,
The bass of the beat hit your body all round,
Pound for Pound, I'm making buck for buck,
writing rhymes all the time, till my time is up,
enough with the pleasantries,
this is how its meant to be,
battle everybody,
everybody standing next to me,

Chorus 2:

Bounce to the beat,
With your boy Rob d,
Hip Hop non stop,
Boomtown feel me,
Brisbane, Boom town, Rock city, (What Go Go)
Brisbane, Boom town, Rock city, (Go Go Go)
Brisbane, Boom town, Rock city, (What What What)

Verse 2

Verse 2 who knew id bring it back like that,
I'll little rhyme for this dope little track,
Get I'll, WHAT do an army drill to it,
Left foot right foot do it nice and fluent,
who knew it, this rhyme would be so predictable,
hitting the subliminal with lines so critical,
typical, so why do I try, ta get inside your mind,
and steal thoughts all the time,
my pattern of thought, was bought and now im broke,
back to kidnap your craniums folks, oohhh,
so you just wont let me, lets get a drink,
drink pints by the plenty, then tell me what you think,
and eventually i see you commin round,
to see the other side, now that you've found,
a nice little spot for you mind to rest,
while i pick it apart to find a line to impress,

Chorus 3

Brisbane, Boom town, Rock city, (What Go Go)
Brisbane, Boom town, Rock city, (Go Go Go)
Brisbane, Boom town, Rock city, (What What What)
Yeah bounce to the beat,
With your boy Rob d,
Hip Hop non stop,
Boomtown feel me,

Rock Steady

Written By: Rob d

Rock Steady

Chorus

I'm living, skipping, tripping always ripping on the microphone,
I'm never leave home I'm always flipping in my studio,
my rhythm given you another reason to be breathing,
dreaming you could make to another show next season,
And I, just try to provide this high,
Stay with me, lets have a good time,
With music and beer and a big crowd cheer,
Auz Hip Hop YEAH!

Verse 1

I rock steady, (what)
with my arch nemeses
Sweating on my body
when I spit sentences,
I'm attentive, I mention a sentence in past tense,
Everybody gets nervous
and jumps fence,
don’t try to pretend, I no every little thing,
Like diamond rings, who owns burger king, (I don’t know)
But what I do know is shows,
Must go on,
Another album to come,
Another sing to song,
Another song to sing,
Another crowd to bounce,
Tell me now (WHAT),
Who’s the king now,
The king of hip hop,
Who runs street,
Of the great south east,
It sure ain't me,
But I must admit,
That I'm a knight at the round table,
Able to keep minds unstable,

Chorus

I'm living, skipping, tripping always ripping on the microphone,
I'm never leave home I'm always flipping in my studio,
my rhythm given you another reason to be breathing,
dreaming you could make to another show next season,
And I, just try to provide this high,
Stay with me, lets have a good time,
With music and beer and a big crowd cheer,
Auz Hip Hop YEAH!

Verse 2

Some say my rhymes seem clever,
I don’t know no better,
I just try to do my best,
I flip to flow,
No way I'm gonna go,
Down town,
To battle & bust the rest,
To much stress in my mind ,
And I find sometimes,
The only way is a good release,
So I travel to a place,
Where my soul is free,
And my body can finally breath,
Some say the phatter the beat,
Then the fatter the line,
Tupac is my mentor,
He taught me to rhyme,
He taught me the essence,
The heart of the beat,
The way that you preach,
When you trying to teach,
I reach the crowd,
cause the time is now,
Cause I've been around,
A long time, OUT NOW!

Chorus

I'm living, skipping, tripping always ripping on the microphone,
I'm never leave home I'm always flipping in my studio,
my rhythm given you another reason to be breathing,
dreaming you could make to another show next season,
And I, just try to provide this high,
Stay with me, lets have a good time,
With music and beer and a big crowd cheer,
Auz Hip Hop YEAH!

Look forward to the future

Written By: Rob d

Look forward to the future

Chorus
(Kieran)
We, have, to, look forward to the....
We, have, to, look forward to the....
The future, oh yeah
I said future oh yeah,

(Kireran + Sarah)
We, have, to, look forward to the....
We, have, to, look forward to the....
The future, oh yeah
i said future oh yeah,

Verse 1
life can get, a little bit stressful,
you might find you only focused on evil,
lies, cries, trying to be deceitful,
it doesn't matter theres hope for the people,
when you need hand reach out to my people,
we band together when we need it so where equal,
a crack a smile when i think about the sunset,
my family, my babies first breath,
you gotta make the climb, mind strength, you got it,
taken control, get going, no stopping,
there may crack in the wall of the world,
But If we band together we can save our world,
People come and the people go,
there souls move on to the final show, and yes we know,
when it rains it poor's, when it poor's it rains,
you gotta look a life, in, a positive way,
people say we got no hope for the future,
we gotta stay strong & hope for the future,
I'm looking at this life, in a positive way,
And I'll write rhymes until the end of my day, (K + S)
We gotta stay strong, we gotta move on,
and live this life, till the music gone,

Chorus X 1

1985

Written By: Rob d

1985

Chorus 1
Sample 1
Scratch 2
Sample 3
Scratch 4
Sample 5
Scratch 6
Sample 7
Scratch 8

Verse 1

Just a baby in the bed sheets in 85,
didn't know I would grow into this mind,
See the page and the lines just keep on coming,
words running away, but i got ta say something,
with a pen to pad, mad thoughts in the back,
of the cranium, maybe em back to ca lapse,
July 1st, the worst the cursed of months,
everything happens, and I end up drunk,
use to hang with the twins, pot smoking kids,
A group of us we where the unloved kids,
when i was 14 man, I got my first bike, and i was out,
on the town, let loose, holding it down, (Ride)
I was seventeen man, I popped my first cherrie,
I was merry, she was hairy,
kinda scary, I burry the thought,
re minis on the past times,
spitting lines to my mates in the nighttime, (Rhyme)

Chorus 2
Sample 1
Scratch 2
Sample 3
Scratch 4
Sample 5
Scratch 6
Sample 7
Scratch 8

Verse 2

When i was 18, i got chased and crashed,
Fell out and rolled down into a creek of mash,
They rolled me and told me id see my demise,
I looked up and i prayed to the sky's, (Sarah + Kieran)
Had nightmare or two, with the devil on my back,
his waiting for the time when ima puttem on there back,
See revenge is sweet, but see sweet is forgiveness,
anger and hatred can be forms of diseases,
The love of my life and my very best friend,
told me they'd be there until the very very end,
But the the end came quick, I was ripped in two,
I'm not the same now and its hard to trust you,
very few see the man that hides behind the mask,
with a concrete mold that surrounds my heart.
I'm smart, wise, patient and waiting,
to release the pain and get back what you've taken,

Sample
Scratch

Faking emotion, drinking the potion,
Hoping to feel what I did when i was coping,
with each battle that came my way,
the kings commin back,
his gonna stake his claim,
King of the mountain,
Streams of the fountain,
D layz it down,
Puts hope in the hoping,
OOHH YEAH, ROB D, PUTS HOPE IN THE HOPIN.

Chorus 1
Sample 1
Scratch 2
Sample 3
Scratch 4
Sample 5
Scratch 6
Sample 7
Scratch 8

Lyrical Bullets

Written By: Rob d

Lyrical Bullets...

Chorus (Rob d sings)

People just see me, al-oh-ul most daily,
they think im crazy,

Cause I keep going - buh buh buh (shot sample)

People just see me, al-oh-ul most daily,
they think im crazy,

Cause I keep going - buh buh buh (shot sample)

Verse 1

No matter how many people think they can phase me,
i wont bow down, to the people that hate me,
disgrace me, kuz, they think there the best,
Lyrical bullets, aimed straight to the chest,
nothing left of the bullies, bodies fade to black,
the devil now waits for there soul to crack, YEAH
I see these people around with their heads laying low,
so scared of conflict, with no backbone,
alone in this world, they walk the streets,
covered in rags, with no place to be,
in this life today, life has lost all value,
and sometimes im, ashamed of the youth,
some are just to outta control,
rather sit on the doll, then chase their the goals (come here)
I try to preach on life and motivation,
kids of the couch, away from play station,
Hesitation....... a punch in the face,
who's next, who's left, whats left to say,
i was bullied, i was little, sumthin simple to say,
secret hide in my mind, curtains, locked away,
they will decay in time but resist existence,
I wait for time to expose my secrets.

Chorus

People just see me, al-oh-ul most daily,
they think im crazy,

Cause I keep going - buh buh buh (shot sample)

People just see me, al-oh-ul most daily,
they think im crazy,

Cause I keep going - buh buh buh (shot sample)

Verse 2

Dark clouds surround, wind rocks the cradle,
two times I find my mind is unstable,
I wasn't able to get signed by a label,
produced my debut and turned the table, YEAH,
This land where we stand and now wait to die,
Happy 200, we didn't waste time,
we pollute the earth but never think in our mind,
atomic bombs where made man to kill mankind,
we build skyscrapers, promote bad behavior,
evil times proceed and we ask for a savior,
to help us out, now we've taken advantage,
he doesn't come, wonder why, we cry, spit tantrums,
we love to hate, hate to love and give,
every we take, fate amounts to this,
we use resources like cows and horses,
drive em to the bone, sell em out for portions,
kids become orphans, times are changed,
and not for the better, wonder why im insane!
marry jane, many men, depend on many hands,
but selfish times make it hard to understand,
we gotta stay together make it better for the youth,
so the kids on the block can soon find the truth,
You, and me have gotta be the best,
and look into the future to see whats coming next! YEAH!!!

Chorus
People just see me, al-oh-ul most daily,
they think im crazy,
Cause I keep going - buh buh buh (shot sample)
People just see me, al-oh-ul most daily,
they think im crazy,
Cause I keep going - buh buh buh (shot sample)

Discography

2laidback - Rob d, Cale, Fit Dee & Chaney - Released late 2006. Hip Hop & Raggee.

Life's Ambition - Rob d's Debut album.
24 Tracks featuring several other artists.
Released July 2007.

Soul Therapy, Second album. Released March 7th 2009. 10 Track Album.

Set List

Rob d's Set List: Australian Hip Hop.
1: This is for my people
2: Lyrical Bullets
3: Soul Therapy
4. Deep Inside My Soul.
5. You Cant Take Me Back.
6: Look Forward To The Future.
7: Rock Steady
8: Hurry Up Part 2
9: Victim Of A Nation.

All songs are original. The set duration is 35mins. The music is Australian Hip Hop, but It generally appeals to a wider audience then traditional Australian Hip Hop music due to the difference in instruments and song arrangment.

All material by Rob d.