Ken Leighton 7:30 p.m., Jan. 11
Genre: Hip-Hop & Rap
RIYL: Black Mikey, Young Mass, Vokab Kompany, Gaslamp Killer, Gonjasufi, Malik Burgers, Thommed Cruz, Amen BK, B. Slade, Entra-P, iD the Poet, Jayo Felony, Kilowattz, Keely, the Toven, Meidai, Spooks, J. Davis, Ed Jones, 1207, Mitchy Slick, Ghost & Billa, Addiquit, BM$B, Clay Pigeons, Tiny Doo, Heartbreaka, Bassnectar, Del tha Funky Homosapien, Parker & the Numberman
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- "Lemon Grove's Soulja Boy" · July 26, 2017
- "According to Stone" · June 21, 2017
Inception: Lemon Grove, 2014
Influences: Kid Cudi, 2 Chainz, Outkast, Kanye West, Tyga, Lil Bow Wow, Cisco Adler, Glass Animals
Jaylen Robinson, aka Lemon Grove rapper Rob Stone, came up as a member of the 1207 hip-hop collective. After a brief time living in Atlanta, GA, he returned to San Diego and released his debut mixtape Straight Bummin’ in 2015.
Stone scored a hit single in 2016 with a Straight Bummin’ track called “Chill Bill,” inspired by and featuring samples from the film Kill Bill. Said to have been written in the back of a police car, the song reached number 29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as scoring millions of plays on Spotify, SoundCloud, and YouTube. A remix featured rappers D.R.A.M., Denzel Curry, and Cousin Stizz.
After releasing his I'm Almost Ready mixtape in September 2016, he toured as an opening act with A$AP Ferg. The following year, he was featured in a new designer footwear line being released via Creative Recreation.
His 2017 album Don't Wait For It was preceded by single releases for “Holy Grail” and “Two Spoons Freestyle.”