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John Robinson


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John Robinson has been teaching since he picked up his first instrument—the microphone. Inspired by hip-hop legends like KRS-1, Slick Rick, Brand Nubian and KMD there’s no wonder he’s metamorphosed into equal parts scientist, political advisor and storyteller.
Before he knew what a teaching artist was, he was expanding vocabularies, delivering information through social commentary, and demonstrating how to move the crowd.
As President of indie label Shaman Work Recordings he widened his scope from that of an artist to an executive. From creating a catalogue of more than 15 full-length albums to managing the releases of other artists’ projects, John Robinson is a renaissance man equipped to be both visionary and trailblazer. Harnessing the same energy and collective effort that aligned to birth Shaman Work, he foresaw and carved a lane for Water the Plants (WTP), a company elevating hip-hop through affirming its status as a lifestyle with staying power. The WTP brand remains bound to the masses, lacing motifs of the cultural art form through apparel. WTP has also joined forces with self-help enterprise Hip Hop Motivation to affect change within through replenishment and advancement. Both continue to uphold hip-hop culture as a valid point of view through which to navigate personal and professional growth.


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