Robert Randolph | The 50 Cent of the Jamband World
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?
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. :)
About the author
Justin Ward is the Editor at Live Music Blog and has been with the site from the very beginning. He currently lives in San Francisco and regularly tweets other stuff over @justinpward.
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