Rob $tone (b. Jaylen Robinson) is a multi-dimensional vocalist, producer and songwriter proudly hailing from San Diego's Lemon Grove region. Drawing from the prolific reggae, rock and hip-hop artists who soundtracked his adolescence growing up in California helped inspire him to manifest the burgeoning career and melodic, genre-fluid approach he is happily cultivating today.
In 2014, the first song he ever recorded, "Chill Bill," began to gain traction leading up to its formal release on his debut mixtape, Straight Bummin' in 2015, a project that was later followed by his first EP, Landing, the same year. In 2016, "Chill Bill," which was inspired by a run-in with the police, was re-released and climbed its way up the Billboard Hot 100, going on to peak at No. 29 and lead him toward inking his first major label deal with RCA. The Kill Bill-inspired single, which has since been certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA, further ignited his passion to not only create music for himself but to put on for his city.
From taking the streaming game by storm to receiving co-signs from a slew of reputed artists, Rob $tone has continued living up to his reputation as a bona fide rising talent, going on to release his 2016 sophomore mixtape, I'm Almost Ready, while his viral single received the remix treatment from the likes of D.R.A.M., Denzel Curry and Cousin Stizz. Amid the chaos that comes with being an emerging talent, Rob $tone became celebrated for his emotive, lively performances, lending his talents on the road as a supporting act alongside Playboi Carti & A$AP Ferg in 2016 and Desiigner & Ski Mask in 2017.
Prior to closing out one of the most productive and exciting years of his career to date, the 22-year-old also celebrated the release of his long-awaited debut studio album, Don’t Wait For It. In addition to landing a dream-come-true collaboration with Gucci Mane and creating a visual component to accompany nearly every track, the project also featured Meechy Darko (of the Flatbush Zombies), Malik Burgers and Cash Passion, among others, with production by Zaytoven, ID Labs, Cream Wallo, Money Montage and more. As further fueled by his debut being received well by fans and critics alike, Rob is poised to carry even more momentum into 2018, announcing his sophomore album, $tone Cold, and gearing up to embark on his first headlining tour.