Robert Bullock is an American record producer and songwriter,  who gained recognition for contribution as unsung architect of the "skeleton" (as DJ Khaled described it during an interview with The Fader, ) of Khaled's certified Gold derivative single, 'No New Friends', which peaked at #9 on U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs [Billboard])  - a catalyst that made an evident major impact on some of the project's colleagues' music careers;  an extremely weighty and definite stepping-stone, leading up to some of their later record-breaking success . Because of split-sheet percentage disputes, renaming the song, adding artists (for unknown reason some years later), contract disputes at the time  and a host of other issues, not all parties involved were properly credited; Robert is one of those parties. Howbeit, this sonic staple landed on DJ Khaled's, 'Suffering From Success', which debuted at #7 on the US Billboard 200,  crowning Robert a “rising star amidst top music pros” and "genius" by DJ Khaled in one interview. Robert was privileged to work on the album with Grammy-Award winning, platinum-selling recording artist - Drake, along with heavy-hitters, P. Diddy, Lil Wayne, John Legend, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, T.I., Wale, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Timbaland, Anthony Hamilton, Future, Boi-1da, Noah '40' Shebib, J. Cole and several others.  Robert is producer and half of the band, Spiritlink, whose anthems have hit the ears (and received high-regards) of multi-millionaire and CD Baby founder, Derek Sivers, Director of Projects [west coast], for Fieldhouse/BMG, Jennifer Lyneis and others.
Robert was born with the surname, Bullock (instead of Adams: His parents never married) in Harvey, Illinois (home of fellow artists, Keke Palmer and Syleena Johnson). He comes from a musical family; His brother dabbled with drums and acoustic guitar which he later gave Robert. His grandmother's nephew was the late Mississippi Blues star, Isaac 'Ice' Youngblood, along with cousin, Arzo Youngblood among others. Robert was raised in West Harvey, Illinois in a trailer park in an area now referred to by some as 'the dark side') in a then, clean-cut but crime-increasing, low-mid to middle-income area. Since a child, he was an exceptional artist and always had a love for music, as he was surrounded by a variety of genres. House music and Hip-Hop later became his top two favorite genres. What would later help fund this passion for music, Robert's first job was arranged by his father with a woman he met (who later explained she was roommates with Oprah in a Marina Towers apartment on the Chicago River) whose children attended school with Robert. She stopped by a mechanic shop that his father was working at to inquire who had done the hand-painted sign, which was Robert's work. After hiring Robert, she informed him that his new job consisted of doing advertisement art for an early publication owned by Oprah Winfrey (back in her 'A.M. Chicago' days long before the famed 'O' Magazine). He earned $50 per week, a lot of money at the time, which he tried to spend all on House music records and later worked shoveling snow just to buy more. Later, Robert, in a rushed move with his father moved to a rural area in Mississippi where his father met a neighbor and local DJ who DJ'ed part-time. He would let Robert visit and practice, as he had previously taken an interest in DJ'ing but hadn't mastered the craft. He would go on to perform in a school talent show and later at local venues, wedding receptions, and clubs. Eventually, Renee allowed Robert's father to keep the DJ equipment at his house, which made for a sort of escape for Robert from a very rutty life. Later, Robert landed a gig at a nightclub DJ'ing for small wages and brought his earnings home to help out on expenses. It was around this time when he first started playing with the idea of music production, like many, on little sampling keyboards making things that his father said was "not music".
Years later, Robert assisted and taught many who went on to produce and do work for Ray J., Jermaine Dupri, and others. During a listening party on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, after the raves from his production on a tune entitled, 'Hot Spot', the executive who arranged the venue, who also did accounting for many big names, allegedly sent the single to a client who, in turn, made a spin-off derivative the same year (The instrumental behind Big Pun's hit, '100%'). Robert's first song under a label was played on Maxx 94.1 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2000, during at which time he worked with other local acts, including one who opened for R&B artist, Tank. Since then, he's received praise for his work from some of the music industry's finest. In 2006, he joined with his wife to create the band, 'Spiritlink', who, shortly afterward, did multiple interviews & had their music featured on Jackson, Mississippi's 95.5 FM & other syndicated stations. Other artists/bands under his SPIRITLINK LLC umbrella are Surv' and his wife, Cynthia Bullock.
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