Bobby Raps

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Birth nameRobert John Richardson
Born (1992-12-22) December 22, 1992 (age 30)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Record producer
Years active2011–present
LabelsRepublic Records
Associated acts
  • Thestand4rd
  • Audio Perm
  • Allan Kingdom
  • Corbin
  • Psymun

Bobby Raps (born December 22, 1992) is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer from Saint Paul, Minnesota.[1] He has been a member of Thestand4rd and Audio Perm.[2]

Early life

Bobby Raps was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on December 22, 1992.[3] While in high school, he started rapping and producing beats.[3] He graduated from Saint Paul Central High School.[4]


In 2011, Bobby Raps released his debut mixtape, Gimme Daps.[5] In 2015, he released a collaborative EP with Corbin, titled Couch Potato.[6] Entirely produced by Bobby Raps, it features a guest appearance from Izell Pyramid.[7] City Pages described it as "a thoroughly haunting dose of ethereal hip-hop that sounds like if James Blake cut a record with Earl Sweatshirt."[8] The opening song of the EP, titled "Welcome to the Hell Zone", was included on Complex's "Best Songs of the Week" list.[9] The duo's live performances have received favorable reviews from City Pages[10] and Billboard.[11] In 2017, he released his major-label debut, Mark, on Republic Records.[12] It includes production from Shlohmo and D33J.[13] Complex called it "[Bobby Raps'] strongest body of work to date.".[14]


Studio albums

  • Thestand4rd (2014) (with Allan Kingdom, Corbin, and Psymun, as Thestand4rd)


  • Gimme Daps (2011)
  • Mark (2017)


  • Couch Potato (2015) (with Corbin)

In the media



  1. Price, Joe (August 17, 2017). "Watch Bobby Raps' Cinematic "Desensitized" Video". Complex. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  2. Riemenschneider, Chris (July 7, 2017). "Twin Cities wiz kid Bobby Raps makes his major-label 'Mark' today". Star Tribune. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yeung, Neil Z. "Bobby Raps - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  4. Isa, Maria (November 4, 2014). "You Scream? Who Screams? Little Girls Scream for the Stand4rd". Star Tribune. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  5. Spencer, Jack (June 7, 2011). "Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 1". City Pages. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  6. Cooper, Duncan (June 1, 2015). "Download Corbin's New Couch Potato EP With Bobby Raps". The Fader. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  7. Bolton, Aaron (June 2, 2015). "Corbin and Bobby Raps, Rich Mattson, and more: This week's Minnesota record releases". The Current. Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  8. Mehta, Raghav (June 2, 2015). "'Hello Fuck Heads': Corbin and Bobby Raps Drop Surprise EP". City Pages. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  9. Price, Joe (June 5, 2015). "Best Songs of the Week: 5. Bobby Raps & Corbin - "Welcome to the Hell Zone"". Complex. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  10. Spencer, Jack (June 18, 2015). "Review: Corbin & Bobby Raps feed off Varsity crowd". City Pages. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  11. Leight, Elias (July 13, 2015). "Corbin & Bobby Raps Bring 'Couch Potato' to New York City: Live Review". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  12. Madden, Michael (August 7, 2017). "Bobby Raps, Greg Grease, and more in this month's 10-song Twin Cities rap roundup". City Pages. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  13. India, Lindsey (July 7, 2017). "Bobby Raps Releases New 'Mark' Mixtape". XXL. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  14. Price, Joe (July 8, 2017). "Listen to Bobby Raps' New Mixtape 'Mark'". Complex. Retrieved April 19, 2020.

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