DJ Rockin Rob, from the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, was spinning records in the early days of Hip Hop, perfecting what has been a very important element to DJing, the art of showmanship!  While spinning the music that he loved, Rockin Rob learned to entertain the audience with tricks and special moves as a DJ such as the incredibly difficult style of needle dropping.  Rob’s warm personality, turntablist skills and extensive rare record collection have been an inspiration to other DJs from all generations, within and outside of the world of Hip Hop. DJ Rockin Rob is a legend in the art form of Hip Hop DJing going back to the days when he would lug his turntables to Clark Park in the Bronx to get his neighborhood moving to his beats.

DJ Rockin’ Rob

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