Rob $tone's rising single "Chill Bill"—which is nearly a Top 40 hit as it jumps seven spots to No. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week—hints that the San Diego rapper is only interested in turn-up jams. But the 21-year-old's musical makings go much deeper than that.
Watch above as the Fuse First artist and former trumpet player details how his dad introduced him to reggae and rock music in elementary school (his dad loved Aerosmith; Rob prefers Pink Floyd), plus how Future, Kid Cudi and, in particular, Wiz Khalifa all influenced his rap career.
Watch the full video above to get further insight to $tone's influences, including which cities inspired him. Then learn more about how "Chill Bill" came about in the interview below. Throughout the next month, tune in to see the music video and lots more exclusives with our new Fuse First artist Rob $tone on Fuse, Fuse.tv and on the new Fuse TV app on Apple and Android. Find Fuse in your area with our Channel Finder.