Rob Franklin, also known as Rob Dz, is the Media Projects Bubblerarian for the Madison Public Library. As a Kennedy Center certified teaching artist for the Making Justice program his primary residency focus is on Hip Hop, Personal Branding and Spoken Word as a positive form of self-expression. Rob has held residencies with Madison youth in elementary, middle, and high schools, community centers, the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center, Juvenile Shelter Home, Neighborhood Intervention Program, Madison Jazz Consortium ad with The Black Star Drum Line. He served as primary teaching artist with the initial Hip Hop Architecture Camp as well as serving as a consulting social practice artist for downtown Madison’s Mifflandia Neighborhood project. As a musician, he has performed with the likes of Nas, Eminem, Common, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez and others. In 2017, he was inducted to the American Folklife Center at the Library Of Congress and The National Museum Of African American History and Culture as a member of The Story Corps program.

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