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 NAS, COMMON, TALIB KWELI, BLACKALICIOUS, BLACK EYED PEAS, MURS, KIDZ IN THE HALL, WALE, RHYMEFEST, TWISTA, THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, ZION I, ATMOSPHERE, PIGEON JOHN, CROWN CITY ROCKERS, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, NAUGHTY BY NATURE, BONE THUGS AND HARMONY, N.O.R.E., AFROMAN and others. As a member of THE CHICAGO YESTET, the band has recently 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 was named 2014 Spoken Word/Poet Of The Year by Madison Magazine as well as 2014 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.
Associates and Bands
The Chicago Yestet