I’ve met a lot of Philadelphia artists in some pretty fun scenarios, A.Rob being one of them. After hearing him on a track with a mutual friend of mine, we connected over Instagram. It’s always fascinating to find South Asian and Middle Eastern rappers who incorporate their culture into their artistry, whether it’s through their clothing, their word-choice, or their instrumentals. A.Rob’s managed to utilize all 3, creating a persona that embodies his upbringing and values that have shaped him while rapping with complete ease. Turns out, A.Rob and I had quite a few mutuals, and had even been in the studio once together after a friend’s show. Not only that, but we’re neighbors! Everything fell into place, and I knew that he was one artist that I wanted to feature under my Philly’s Phinest section.