Fusing what Memphis is known for into a small package. The genre bending artist RobenX lets you in for a moment to give a preview of some of the things that go on in his mind. From the very aggressive Memphis inspired crunk rock instrumentals produced by Memphis native Enigma, to the sprawling vocals on the EP. Roben is giving a very tortured performance of temptation, self reflection, and insecurity.
Robdarius Brown is from Memphis, TN. He was born with albinism and as a child, he was often bullied because of his appearance. Music initially served an avenue to escape from the world. He even created an alter ego - RobenX. He became the person he wished everyone would see and love if they stopped focusing on the lack of color in his skin. He began to define who he was and express himself through music, performing at community and school talent shows. He even found himself in the principal’s office a few times for trying to help other students who were being bullied! Now an adult, RobenX has expanded his platform.
He is a music artist, model, anti-bullying advocate and albinism advocate. RobenX has been blessed to share his mission on several stages and in media. In 2018, he traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to speak and perform at the United Nations during their Human Rights Day Celebration. He has received special recognition from the Mayor of Memphis, Jim Strickland, for his Albinism Advocacy. RobenX has also been applauded as a Human Right Champion by Stand Up for Human Rights. He is currently forming partnerships with the United Nations and other nonprofits to spread his message of treating others with dignity and respect across the globe. RobenX loves to engage with fans whether it's through words or songs. His music is the place where hip hop and rock meet with infectious beats and meaningful lyrics that make people feel good about who they are.
Author: Robdarius RobenX Brown
Illustrator: Teiyonna Douglas
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