How did you come by your stage name?
I was raised in Tulsa Oklahoma, and Dangerous originated from my nickname D-Rob, I found out early on that there was another rapper that called himself D-Rob, A radio announcer in California heard me freestyle and he said you are Dangerous on the Mic, So I changed my stage name to Dangerous Rob and have been branding myself as Dangerous Rob from back in the day.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I discovered my love for Hip hop back in High school, We would freestyle battle in the hallway and folks would gather around to hear me battle that is when I realized this was what I wanted to do, It would be 100s of kids gathered around to hear me perform, after 2 years of college, we dropped a few singles and from there I got my first record deal at 19 years old.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
My style is Original and I call it MIDDLEISM, I am from Tulsa which is in the middle of the map and I give the game and my perspective coming from the center of the United States. Some of the artists I listened to early on, Were Run from Run-DMC, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, So I was influenced by them.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
I have been on this Dangerous kick my last few projects, and I had completed studying to be a Pastor and had a few vices that I could not shake, and came up with the name Dangerous Wayz from this project, seeing as if I was straddling the fence between the Streets and fellowshipping, and said to myself I have Dangerous Wayz and road with it.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
My greatest challenges have been staying on course, My hype man Blacc is the only original member left of my crew since I went Solo, My homie Peel Fetti and my cousin Demetrius have both passed on. So at first, it was difficult to move forward with your team, but I know that they would want me to continue on this mission so I have continued to work toward getting my just due in the music business. I realize that I am still one of the last of the Reality MCs in my age group which gives me the drive to want to continue to persevere. I have 8 albums and 100s of songs, I want to keep working until my city Tulsa Oklahoma receives it’s just due in the music industry.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
I am the best in my lane, and what I mean by that is that I cater to the audience that has been following over a 3-decade career, I am not in competition with anyone but myself, but to make myself better. I leave that I am the best to the rappers, I am a hustler, and I sell words, so my mindset and outlook are different. But yes in my opinion I am the best (smile).
What are your plans for the near future?
My plan is to continue to promote my upcoming project Dangerous Wayz and develop my brand Freedam Foundation to be a worldwide phenomenon.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout-outs?
I want to Thank God, for giving me the strength and knowledge to be able to create dope music after 3 decades in this business. My whole family. and also I want to give a shout-out to everyone that has supported me throughout this journey. Estabrook Road Records Let`s get it! All gas No Brakes. All love No Hate
How can fans find you?
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
I suggest never giving up on your dreams, Your dream only stops when you stop dreaming, no matter how old you are. This music business is a tough business so do not get discouraged and stay consistent..
Dangerous Rob Drops “Dangerous Wayz” with Estabrook Road Records On 10/28