Robert aims to make smart music, plain and simple. He believes that music can be smart, catchy and also can teach listeners new things. He makes music that incorporates academic concepts from college that he states "he would never use otherwise." He hopes to empower the next generation of music and expose the idea of pursuing technology to as many people as he can.
He is an American artist, composer, producer, programmer, techie and advocate. He overcame adversity growing up in Flint, Michigan in a poverty. He battled unsafe drinking water, bullying and homelessness, channeling that energy into making a better life for his family through education. His father, an Omani immigrant and mother, a Kentuckian, met at a 7/11 gas station. Robert embraces his African American and Middle Eastern roots reflecting that in his music calling himself a "black tech geek."
His musical style spans across numerous genres from pop to dub step to funk. He describes his music as “tech geek pop” due to his love for infusing his lyrics with subtle references to academic concepts situated in technology. From R&B ballads to bass-heavy, dance floor anthems, he embeds his music with interesting puzzles that tests his listener’s ear and capacity to move their hips. A jack-of-all-trades, Robert takes great pride in writing his lyrics, playing most of the instruments used in his work, constructing his instrumentals and producing his sound. He is one of the rare artists that creates all four levels of music.
He holds advanced degrees in Cyber Security and Computer Science. He believes that music production and computer science are similar in that there are commonly accepted algorithmic rules, but those who "think outside-of-the-box" tend to excel. As time progresses, the name Robert Walker will be synonymous as the beginning blurred lines of technology and pop music
Watch the video for his latest single, "Success" from his upcoming EP 'Put In A Work Order,' that encourages listeners to live the life they deserve.
His second single, "Rotation" is a song told through the lens of a "tech nerd side dude" whom compares his romance to the rotational spin of the Earth's axis.
His debut single, "Put In a Work Order," includes allusions to programming languages such as Python, C++, Java and Raspberry Pi. This song is heralded as one of the first mainstream songs with direct allusions to computer science through the lens of an IT, tech nerd guy sifting through work orders while being distracted by his leading lady. Robert describes the song as "fun, smart and dance-able." He is leading the black tech geek revolution. This song and his music has the simplexicity to be listened to both in the library or the dance floor.