Maybe you remember Cool DJ Rob Lover on WTOY-AM back in the day. Maybe you remember local R&B/hip-hop band F.B.I. Maybe you simply remember Rob Webb from William Fleming High School.
These days, Webb is Atlanta-based and using the moniker Superstar DJ ROS. He returns home on Saturday for a gig at the Take Back Our Yard festival, in the Historic Gainsboro neighborhood. We reached out to him to tell us more about himself.
While Webb was program director and mix-show DJ at WTOY, he worked the turntables at nightspots in Roanoke and beyond. Meanwhile, he was a founding member of F.B.I., an acronym for Forever Being Innovative. Webb called that band "Roanoke's version of the legendary New Edition."
"I left Roanoke in 1995 to move to Atlanta to work in the music business and have worked on projects by Michael Jackson ('They Don't Care About US' remix, with Dallas Austin), 'Cupid' By 112, 'Your Love Makes Me High' by Toni Braxton, Mick Jagger's solo album (unreleased), Britney Spears & Madonna ('Me Against The Music'), etc., just to name a few," he wrote.
ROS is the music director and resident DJ at Atlanta's Havana Club, and travels internationally for performances.
Check out Thursday's Top Tickets page, in The Roanoke Times Extra, or visit roanoke.com/entertainment/music to get details on the Take Back Our Yard event.