I met Hayden Kramer, aka HeRobust, a number of years ago when he was in a collaborative project with Leonard D. Stroy here in Kansas City. He would keep telling me about HeRobust and told me repeatedly that this kid was going to blow up. No disrespect to the homie Lenny D, but I’m always skeptical when someone else tells me that’s going to happen and I didn’t find him first. I’m a hater and I recognize this. But wouldn’t you know that Lenny D was spot-on with his prediction. Starting with the onslaught of free tunes during the summer of 2012 and the last two years has seen HeRobust tour nationally multiple times, play many a festival, and seems positioned to maintain his power position in the U.S. bass music scene moving forward into this year’s festival season.