Robert Balthazar: Music Producer. CEO. Businessman. Looking Back on My Unsung Blog Features from 2014.

by Karl Nelson II, Intern Media

Rob has been a good friend of mine since my early college days and I’ve had the opportunity to witness his growth as both a businessman and a music producer for several years now. I had the opportunity to interview him earlier this year and talk about his success as a producer and his most recent endeavors as the starter of a mobile technology company, Handxom, as well as the growth of his personal fitness program for college students, FITT Experience.

Rob, who also goes by the name of Savage Beats when he’s in the studio, has worked with successful artists, such as Soulja Boy, Flo Rida, and Chris Brown. These are opportunities that came about due to Rob’s work ethic and his hunger to be successful and leave his mark on the music industry. Well, consider that sharpie already being put to work on that piece of paper because Rob is off to a great start and doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

From a music standpoint, Rob is getting ready for album placements provided by Atlantic records. He’s also “ghost producing” for a lot of your favorite artists and producers. As if he isn’t busy enough with new music endeavors, Rob is also working closely with one of our college friends, Antonio Rouse, who goes by the name of “Hugo Black” when he’s on the mic. Rob and Antonio will be forming a production duo in the future.

From a business standpoint, Rob and his business partner with Handxom are working on securing markets like the Caribbean and Asia. In 2014, they sold over 1 million dollars worth of merchandise in the Caribbean. Handxom’s numbers are looking great and Rob says that they have plans to set up shop in the US very soon. According to Rob, “things are looking great for 2015 and I can’t wait for all that it will bring.”

Rob has always been someone who’s believed in moving in silence. He doesn’t boast much and he doesn’t believe in chasing the money, but chasing the innovation instead. Rob is about walking the path of success while remaining humble. However, don’t take his humility for weakness. He’s fearless in the art of music and confident in the world of business.

When your desire to be successful exceeds your fear of failing, the future is bright for you and that is what my brother Rob exemplifies in his music and his business endeavors. | ΚΜΝ



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