Back in the mid-2000s, Robert Raimon Roy (then going by Rob Roy) got some buzz after getting noticed by Erykah Badu and her manager. Apparently Erykah and her manager’s opinion carries weight, because soon after Questlove, Pharrell, Scott Vener, and Travis Barker were all taking notice. He’s now going by his full birth name, and he’s back with an eclectic blend of influences and a new album, Le Tigre Blanc, out December 11 on Dim Mak.
Robert says of his album, ”Le Tigre Blanc is an adventurous pop album that deforms and combines several epochs of rap, R&B, jazz, and rock music, from James Brown-esque grunts and screams, to 90′s New Jack Swing, to modern trap, and even gospel hymns; it is a meta-work of the Internet era, a coming-of-age tale for the post human in the Internet era.”
Check out a track below, which has a mean bass, finger snaps, sax, and a front-and-center André 3000-esque delivery.