The Roller Rapper was inspired by The Documentary Skatin' 66. The Roller Rapper originally started as a joke as Robby Love, when his neighbor Jimmy and his bandmates were joking about forming a band and touring the country on roller skates.
A few chords later, they sang the chorus "Here Comes Robby Love," which would later become the Roller Love Tour theme song. The next idea was to make a music video to play in the cities before Robby's arrival on roller skates. During the video shoot in South Beach, Robby met the manager of KC and The Sunshine Band. He was signed to a management contract and was given access to professional sound engineers to improve his music.
When the video was finished, it was sent to IFILM (predecessor to YouTube) when it became the number one viewed pop video. It was then featured on the gaming TV Show "Attack of the Show."
The idea of the tour was to perform in roller skating rinks as Robby skated his way across the country. The team decided to raise further attention and do something good for charity and chose St. Jude Children's Cancer Research as the organization for which they would raise awareness and money. They obtained permission to visit children in hospitals to help bring smiles to the children in the long-term care wards.
Why do all of this and not film it? So Robby hired a film crew to document the
journey. They drove to Chicago, the beginning of Route 66, and headed down the highway to reach Santa Monica Beach. The debut at Chicagos Memorial Children's Hospital experience was something Robby or the crew could have never expected. Even though many of these children have spent their lives in and out of the hospital and were suffering, their cheerful and loving spirit made Robby and the crew realize how fortunate they are and that they had no reason to complain about the minor problems in their lives. Soon, Robby wasn't the only one giving; the kids were giving back to him. Robby was starting to learn what the concept of unconditional love meant.
As the crew continued skating across the country, they decided to interview people and ask what they thought about unconditional love. Was it destiny or sheer coincidence? But each time Robby stopped a person on the street and interviewed them, they would share incredible stories of what they were doing to spread love and their ideas of making the world kinder and gentler. The tour quickly changed from a rock n roll party to one with a mission to use entertainment to promote the concept of people being kind to people once again. If Hollywood could use its worldwide influence and encourage people to be kind to one another again, maybe the world could become much better.
When Robby got to Hollywood, he received much attention and fanfare. Quickly, doors were about to open for him. He made special appearances and accepted the invitation to be on the reality show Million Matchmaker. This seemed like a perfect venue to spread his idea of unconditional love on a national television show. After the notoriety from the show, Robby met with many agents, lawyers, and managers who tried to steer his career, but in reality, wasted his time, led him nowhere, and took his money.
Realizing that the idea of a good deed doer wasn't what the networks were looking for, Robby decided to make the story edgier and turn it into a graphic novel with the hope of someday making it a major motion picture so it could get worldwide attention and help make the world a much kinder and gentler place.