Rob $tone first made an impression with his breakout hit "Chill Bill," which took the iconic whistle from Kill Bill and turned it into a banger. From that moment on, fans have been eagerly anticipating a full length album from the San Diego emcee, and now, Rob $tone has delivered on that front. His debut project Don't Wait For It has finally arrived, and it features some notable producers and guest appearances like Gucci Mane, Zaytoven, Meechy Darko, and more.
In a press release, $tone broke down the motivation behind the album's title, explaining "Don’t Wait For It is an album about growth; as a man, as a musician, as an all around person. I want people to take Don’t Wait For It and apply it to their life. Don’t wait for happiness, don’t wait to be successful and don’t wait for anything. And of course, don’t ever wait for the label.” $tone uses his platform to showcase the many facets of his musical personality, from the ladies man ("Highlight") to the lyricist ("The Whole Thang") to the activist ("Little Piggy"). At the end of the day, $tone's debut is a solid effort, and proves that the rapper can go beyond the success of a hot single.
Album highlights include the Gucci Mane assisted "Smash," which finds Guwop making yet another guest appearance. Perhaps he's going for a personal record. Another standout is the aforementioned "Little Piggy," which finds Rob and Flatbush Zombie Meechy Darko exchanging verses about systemic racism and police brutality over a bouncy Zaytoven beat. And finally, the dark minimalism of "Uncle Ben" should please fans of Spiderman and rice alike.
If you were feeling "Chill Bill," be sure to check out Rob $tone's debut album right now. Sound off below - did Rob deliver on this one?