Rich Robbins is a Chicago-based rapper, songwriter, producer, and educator. Rich’s early years as a college student in Madison, Wisconsin’s First Wave hip-hop scholarship program jumpstarted his artistry. He recorded wide-reaching tracks like "Dreams" feat. Mick Jenkins, along with records with Saba, Mother Nature, and more.
He has performed at historic venues like the Apollo Theater in NY, and has done everything from music festivals, to working at Hot 97 as an intern, to teaching classrooms of high school students how to read and write poetry/songs. His work is an inward look at society's ills and creates spaces for listeners to explore. In short, Rich’s work critiques the old while envisioning and manifesting the new.
In his latest single “Soft & Tender”, Rich opens the conversation toward the intersectionality of fatherhood and Blackness. The song is being adapted into the Soft & Tender interview series – a filmed and live conversation series that explores fatherhood through the sons they raised.