Robert Randolph | The 50 Cent of the Jamband World

From the JamBase bio of Robert Randolph…

Robert Randolph and the Family Band are ready to change your life, just as music changed that of this group’s dynamic leader. Raised in a firestorm of faith and danger, dividing his time between battles in the streets and safety in the arms of his music, Robert Randolph found his way up from darkness with help from a most unusual source: the pedal steel guitar.

Who else do we know has battled their way through the streets to find solace in music?


From 50 Cent’s Wikiepedia entry…

Curtis James Jackson III grew up in South Jamaica, Queens, New York in poverty-stricken circumstances. When he was eight years old, his mother was murdered in her home in a drug deal, and 50 Cent moved in with his grandparents. He soon became immersed in the drug trade, hustling around his native neighborhood by the name of “Boo Boo.” By embracing that reputation, 50 Cent built a large following in New York before ever signing a major record deal.

50 Cent met up with Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC and was signed to his label to write all of his music…

For some reason these bio’s struck me as oddly similar. And truthfully, maybe their stories are the same, but it seems to me that someone had a little too much fun sensationalizing his…

Thoughts? Correct me if I’m wrong. Please. :)

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  • nelsorp

    i think this is fluffed a little. i could be wrong… he just doesn’t seem like hes been toughened up from life on the rough streets. hmm… how would get rich or die tryin sound on pedal steel?

  • nelsorp

    i think this is fluffed a little. i could be wrong… he just doesn’t seem like hes been toughened up from life on the rough streets. hmm… how would get rich or die tryin sound on pedal steel?

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane from BurningOak

    Chris Berry had a bit of a rough patch in Africa. It’s never straight-up described like this, though.

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane from BurningOak

    Chris Berry had a bit of a rough patch in Africa. It’s never straight-up described like this, though.

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane from BurningOak

    scratch that. after re-reading this post, it’s definitely not described like that, and he was never the instigator, he just got shit from a lot of nationalists or whomever was bugging him over there.

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane from BurningOak

    scratch that. after re-reading this post, it’s definitely not described like that, and he was never the instigator, he just got shit from a lot of nationalists or whomever was bugging him over there.