Queue Points has made no secret about our support of Singer/Songwriter Rob Milton. Milton recently was part of the writing team for Monica's latest hit featuring Ty Dolla $ign called "Friends," and we invited Rob to join us to talk about his career so far. We got into conversations about the importance of getting songs placed, how he collaborates, and his thoughts on the ongoing conversation "is R&B dead?"
00:22 Welcome Rob Milton to the show
01:03 Would Rob Milton do a marketing tactic like Duane Cali?
05:58 How was it moving to Atlanta and creating community for Rob?
08:34 The crazy moment when Meshell Ndegeocello offered to help Rob and Jacque Hammond set up for a gig in LA.
12:13 What's the collaboration process like for Rob?
19:17 How did Rob get to write "Friends" for Monica and Ty Dolla $ign?
28:50 It's a journey not a sprint for musicians.
30:15 How important is getting placements as a musician?
34:19 Rob on the R&B is dead conversation?
42:24 How do we help make folks aware of what artists like Rob Milton and others are doing?
46:07 R&B was not pure in the 1990s. Don't forget that.
48:15 Lyrics in 90s R&B were cringe too.
49:07 Why it's important to spend time talking about the artists and music you love.
53:36 What's coming up for Rob Milton?
56:50 Is DJ Sir Daniel going on tour with Rob Milton?
Topics Covered In This Episode
Rob Milton “Back 2 Fun”: https://qpnt.net/9_ta
Rob Milton “Showtime”: http://smarturl.it/showtime-ep
Rob Milton Bio:
Atlanta based R&B star Rob Milton is a force to be reckoned with. Whether you’ve heard his work on Issa Rae & HBO’s hit series Insecure, experienced his writing via GRAMMY Award winning legend Monica’s beautiful duet “Friends” with Ty Dolla $ign, heard his solo work or his work with his groups Cousin and Sons Of The James, or maybe even caught him performing somewhere between Stockholm, Sweden and Nashville, TN, you have experienced the magic that he brings to everything that he touches. And if you haven’t yet, you are in for a treat. For the last 10 years Milton has consistently released a host of singles, albums and EPs that will restore your faith in the foundation of rhythm and blues. He sights inspiration from the likes of Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, The Clark Sisters, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, James Fauntleroy, B. Slade, Georgia Anne Muldrow and many more, the latter two which he has been blessed to collaborate with.
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