Rob Crooks is a musician, songwriter and performance artist based in Winnipeg. With a masters degree in Philosophy and an ear for rhythm and relaxed melodies, Crooks', The Nothing From Which Nothing Comes, is a collection of intelligent, highly listenable songs. Known primarily as a hip hop producer and collaborator (Pip Skid, Ismaila Alfa, John Smith, etc) Crooks has a reputation for taking risks with sound and pushing technological limits in performance. His music is not easily categorized but it is absolutely easy to listen to. The Nothing From Which Nothing Comes, available on cassette and in digital format, is a shared release between Canada's Disintegration Records and Belgium's Marathon of Dope.
“Crooks has a one-of-a-kind ability to combine hip-hop and electronic styles in a way that elevates both the aesthetic energy and uniqueness of his music, as well as the socially informed narrative within his storytelling. He is easily one of the most original and interesting artists currently emerging in Manitoba”