Rob Franklin

ROB DZ combines elements of jazz, R&B, funk and gospel as a talented wordsmith to make a sound unlike any other in music. Dz has rocked with EMINEM, NAS, COMMON, TALIB KWELI, BLACK EYED PEAS, WALE, TWISTA, THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, ATMOSPHERE, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, NAUGHTY BY NATURE, BONE THUGS AND HARMONY, AFROMAN and others. As a member of THE CHICAGO YESTET, the band has been reviewed in Downbeat Magazine as well as being featured performers at The Chicago Jazz Festival. He also performs as a guest vocalist with THE NEW BREED JAZZ BAND. He has appeared on ESPN's MIDNIGHT MADNESS SPECIAL at George Mason University as well being selected as a national semi-finalist on MTV's ULTIMATE HIP HOP TALENT SEARCH. He has been named Spoken Word/Poet Of The Year by Madison Magazine as well as a past winner for Best Of Hip Hop by Isthmus Magazine. As winner of BEST HIP HOP ARTIST, PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD and BEST HIP HOP SONG and ALBUM by the MADISON AREA MUSIC AWARDS, Dz is quickly becoming a leader in the soulful Midwest hip hop movement. With a goal of touching listeners without sacrificing integrity, Rob Dz is putting the soul back into soul music, and that itself, is quite an experience.

Related events

Spoken word poetry with Rob Franklin (and encore performance with hip hop artist RobDZ)

with Rob Franklin

Titletown Tap Room Building - William Larsen Event Hall (Third Floor)

April 29, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM


Track: Performative