Thomas Phillip Franklin II, better known by the stage name Robotz, is a musician from the Orange County area in California. Unlike many well known rappers, such a T.I. or Jay Z, who sold crack and other drugs in their youth before rapping Robotz wasn't on the streets hustling. At the tender age of thirteen the man he looked up to, his grandfather, died from complications with a stroke, tearing his rather comfortable life asunder. At this point in his life Franklin starting writing raps to express his greif over his grandfathers death and over time his lyrics progressed and he began to dabble in production.
At the age of sixteen, with his mothers support, he decided to make a professional project that took him two years to finish. That project was Checkmate: The Demo. Now, more than three years since he decided to make this his career, and three projects in he has only gotten better. Bringing a message of the unheard fan of hip hop to the game, Robotz strives to make a impact as deep as his heroes Kanye West and Childish Gambino. With production from members of his entertainment team FLP, Robotz's style can vary anywhere sounding similar to a Lupe Fiasco song, to an Owl City track or even a Linkin Park record.
"I will always miss my grandpa. I do this for my him, and my mom and team. I want to make them proud, money and everything else comes only after that," - Robotz.