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How Rob Dyrdek Controlled MTV for 15 Years (They Were Desperate)


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  • Patrick Cc:
    Patrick Cc:   Жыл бұрын +4811

    So much nostalgia, I love making these videos it feels like I am time traveling lol.

    • Alex Diggs
      Alex Diggs Ай бұрын

      we need a ken block documentary homie

    • Keem West
      Keem West 2 ай бұрын

      Pat you did an amazing job on this video and I personally loved Rob & Big it was my favorite show and Rob is a marketing genius.

    • Jared Mehrlich
      Jared Mehrlich 5 ай бұрын

      His net worth is $100 million. That includes all his assets. So his cash is probably $20 million maybe. Idk where you came up with "billionaire".

    • devin weathers
      devin weathers 5 ай бұрын

      I miss the classic rob and big yet
      Rob is the fucking dude of the century greatest move in business bruh much respect

  • Shawn Wesson
    Shawn Wesson 11 ай бұрын +5747

    He capitalized on MTV's laziness, complacency, incompetence and desperation to catapult himself and get in, get out free n' clear. RESPECT.

    • Noise
      Noise 13 күн бұрын

      @colleen my dad pays for cable and enjoys it. He just likes watching whatever is on, and it makes sense if you don’t want to buy a Netflix subscription to not want to watch anything In particular.

    • Deb Eb
      Deb Eb 14 күн бұрын

      At least he wasn't hatable when he did it. He seems like a fun guy.

    • Kay-C
      Kay-C 27 күн бұрын

      @Secrets. they were being lazy. They literally kept him only because he did literally all the work & since he was super popular it was a win win.

    • Azalea Richardson
      Azalea Richardson Ай бұрын +1

      @Jen L I remember when the biggest things on MTV and BET was almost exclusively music. Didn’t MTV also have an “after dark” that came on super late and played uncensored music videos?

    • MrRudyc85
      MrRudyc85 Ай бұрын

      @Jen L I feel the same way. Nothing on MTV is about music anymore

  • Anesha Elizabeth
    Anesha Elizabeth 7 ай бұрын +978

    As a business owner myself, this is mind blowing! I didn’t know Rob had all these businesses behind the scenes. I can’t even begin to explain how dope/ smart it was of him to cut his on side deals with sponsors. He benefited the most between him and MTV.

    • Mark W
      Mark W 19 күн бұрын

      Worst show.. smartest man. Git some!

    • Tee Jay
      Tee Jay 25 күн бұрын

      @AspireGD I see what you did there with having a capital letter next to a lowercase letter. You're so freaking clever. Gosh I wish I could be like you when I grow up.
      Edit: oops, that was meant for @Rispy

    • Pop Whirl TV
      Pop Whirl TV Ай бұрын +4

      @Rispy She mention being a business owner to show why she can appreciate what Rob did to succeed from her perspective as a business owner herself, but you misinterpreted as her trying to brag lol.

    • Paint Paint Paint Co.
      Paint Paint Paint Co. Ай бұрын +2

      All the business advice you will ever need “Buy something for x, sell it for x*2 or more”

  • turbotony E-4
    turbotony E-4 6 ай бұрын +627

    Bottom line. Rod Dyrdek is a F@CKING Genius. And… he left High School in 11th grade and never looked back. One huge reason Rob stayed on top of his game for like 2 + decades is the fact that he NEVER gave into the demons. Rob never turn to drugs, his success was his high. Rob Dyredek I admire your strength.

    • Special k
      Special k Күн бұрын

      Nah I'm pretty sure he got into coke during rob and big

    • Dalton F
      Dalton F 4 күн бұрын

      "" - Hater who ain't never done shit in his life says. More at 11 🤣

    • Dwan Roney
      Dwan Roney 4 күн бұрын

      @Kruppt808 CHANEL MAN COAST

  • FlufferMuffin
    FlufferMuffin 6 ай бұрын +255

    Rob, Big Black, Drama, and the rest of the crew will always have a place in my heart. Thank you for an amazing childhood.

    • Paint Paint Paint Co.
      Paint Paint Paint Co. Ай бұрын +2

      Rob and big black ended up hating each other. RIP big black

    • Kalie Wiest
      Kalie Wiest 5 ай бұрын +2

      Oh I loveedddddddddddd the rob Dyrdek series of shows basically lol. It was a good time in life. With jackass crews and all sorts.

    IHWKR 6 ай бұрын +154

    Years ago I started calling MTV, Rob Dyrdek TV. I didn't even realize just how right I was until now. Sad that MTV got so far away from its roots the company became lost and begged Rob become their life raft. Knowing Rob makes royalties off his episodes it's safe to say that he will make an absurd amount of money for life or until MTV finally breathes its last breath. I wouldn't be suprised the last show ever aired on the channel will be Rediculousness, which is just rediculous.

  • Nicholas Palacio
    Nicholas Palacio  Жыл бұрын +2463

    This is honestly pretty inspiring. Dude really built himself an empire from the ground up, by working his ass off.

    • Kruppt808
      Kruppt808 12 күн бұрын

      @Frozen Sunset most of us weren't top of our professions, when you are near the top, you get opportunities others don't get. You have to not trip once, build and build on your constant successes.
      There is a reason only the very smart and talented make it HUGE career wise.

    • Kruppt808
      Kruppt808 12 күн бұрын +1

      He took alot of ideas/inspiration from Steve Berra but built on them, packaged them, sold them to MTV

    • Aegis Shallock
      Aegis Shallock 6 ай бұрын

      People always get it confused. When you hear hard work pays off - this is what they mean. Too many people think it means you can work for an employer or manufacturer and get this, not true.

    • Lyrically2Challenged
      Lyrically2Challenged 6 ай бұрын

      @C men that's not luck alone, that's years worth of planning, action, capitalizing on opportunity, and then another entire layer of practicing consistently, to prove he'd still be useful as a skater as well. Then he made good decisions with his money, instead of finding ways to blow it or get rid of it on useless shit. I'd say a decent amount of luck, but not solely a HUGE amount.

    • Alfredo Betancourt
      Alfredo Betancourt 7 ай бұрын +2

      @Frozen Sunset i think it has to do with his motivation and the opportunities that were presented to him, not to mention the fact that he was smart with a lot of them. However, those opportunities certainly don't come to all and some of his success can be attributed to universal luck (not downplaying his success).

  • Q
    Q 5 ай бұрын +81

    A beautiful thing to hear how he took advantage of MTV, considering the fact that they’ve done it to so many others… Love it!

  • Deaner
    Deaner 8 ай бұрын +98

    Watching him growing up he littearly told us his plans and dreams, littearly screaming them, as a teenager watching him you just write him off as aww he's so optimistic, 15 years later everything he said is now true, what a guy.

  • Existential Erasure
    Existential Erasure 6 ай бұрын +65

    I got cable after retirement during the pandemic. Flipped to MTV to see what it was like now and found nonstop Ridiculousness. I was like wtf? Now, it's part of my life. Rob is a good guy, Chanel has a net worth of 8 million, Rob looks out for his friends.

    • Kalie Wiest
      Kalie Wiest 5 ай бұрын +6

      He creat Chanel West Coast from Fantasy Factory. He really helped make her become who she is today ❤️

  • StreetSoldierHood
    StreetSoldierHood 8 ай бұрын +65

    First of all, great video man. Very well done.
    Second, i’m generally not a fan of the theory that Rob used or exploited MTV, he pretty much saved their asses. MTV is a poorly run network that constantly fails to adapt, it has no sense of originality or self-substainabiliy. When Rob came around he was doing something unique and different than the crap they usually air.

    IAMTRISTON 3 ай бұрын +300

    Man man man, I got to give it to Rob he didn't just played the game he took it over.

    • Meredith Grubb
      Meredith Grubb 29 күн бұрын +1

      @Jerry patterson love or hate him, Rob knew what he wanted and busted his ass to get it. He is a prime example of an average American who made it big by working hard.

      IAMTRISTON Ай бұрын

      @Jerry patterson What about Tensor Trucks.

    • Jerry patterson
      Jerry patterson Ай бұрын

      hes greedy thats why didnt care about skating only wanted control.. see theres only one man that didnt want anypart of this stuff the father of all tricks and skateboarding Rodney Mullen the only one imo that never turned his passions into a marketing gig..

  • James
    James 11 ай бұрын +2255

    Usually it's the other way around with networks abusing artists but I'm glad Rob flipped the reverse Uno card on MTV

    • Te4BaG_K1nGp1n
      Te4BaG_K1nGp1n Ай бұрын +1

      Noooooooooooo. That ultimately ruined that network. His shows are trash

    • brzi.
      brzi. Ай бұрын

      you could say... he switch-ed it on em (skateboarding joke)

    • broccoliosaurus
      broccoliosaurus 6 ай бұрын +2

      If only Dave Chappelle had been able to do this to comedy central.

    • Snatch Block
      Snatch Block 7 ай бұрын +1

      Hey child, Uno is the only card game with reverse, stop saying uno reverse card

    • Cante Skuya Pete
      Cante Skuya Pete 7 ай бұрын +2

      @BT GKG96 with all honesty the whole idea behind vines/ musically/ tik tok was inspired by kids/ people dancing infront of music videos like MTV that they used to play. So many people used to dance to the music when it came on or even tried to dance along (cough*) tik tok's not an original idea. That's why I don't participate. So many people now want others to view them and give them likes.

  • Luke101
    Luke101 4 ай бұрын +86

    Rob is a business genius, but he’s also a genuine and caring individual. He deserves everything he has.
    Rob & Big and Fantasy Factory are two of the best shows of the early 2000s

    • Jtuck
      Jtuck 17 күн бұрын

      @Stones Jones😢

    • Stones Jones
      Stones Jones Ай бұрын +1

      didnt he screww over big many times

  • Lootroq
    Lootroq 7 ай бұрын +25

    I feel forever indebted to Rob for the simple fact that he created Street League. The original Street League was the contest that I think all skaters have wanted to see for as long as I can remember and he made it happen

  • Jamie Gaskins
    Jamie Gaskins 7 ай бұрын +60

    Rob has lived a life people would kill for. A total “fantasy” of a life and he earned every second of it

  • Blue Swadeshoes
    Blue Swadeshoes 7 ай бұрын +36

    Thank you for breaking this down. I always wondered why Rediculousness was on the air so much. I was like this is wack why is it still on the air. I respect the hustle though. I only watched the show with Big Black, those were great.

    • chris Holm
      chris Holm 24 күн бұрын +2

      Right!?! That shit was soooo boring

  • ox0cherrybomb0xo
    ox0cherrybomb0xo 6 ай бұрын +33

    Him and Bam have so many similarities, including losing their best friend prematurely and unexpectedly, but look how different their lives turned out 😭

    • O Eb
      O Eb 12 күн бұрын


    • Jiovany Soltero
      Jiovany Soltero Ай бұрын +3

      Difference in being PG to Rated R in both of their respective Journeys in the life of Skateboard Entrepreneurs

    • escapist from hell
      escapist from hell 5 ай бұрын +20

      The difference between taking drugs and consuming alcohol and not doing drugs and consuming alcohol

  • The Pun Mastermind
    The Pun Mastermind 11 ай бұрын +2272

    When he said on MTV that he was an entrepreneur, I didn't know he was THIS big. Dude literally took the world by storm, while making bank. Respect to Rob and RIP to Big Black.

    • Sean Costello
      Sean Costello 5 ай бұрын

      @Qui Gon Jinn none of those shows were any good. Pimp my ride was ok i guess, and then we all found out later that they were basically just destroying peoples' cars lol

    • B for Thigh
      B for Thigh 7 ай бұрын

      @Qui Gon Jinn that's when it got ruined lmao.

    • Partha
      Partha 7 ай бұрын +1

      @BT GKG96 AGree, Jersey Shore is garbage

    • nCSirloin
      nCSirloin 7 ай бұрын +1

      @BT GKG96 100% it did, and the 5000 clones of it that followed.

    • voteZDLR
      voteZDLR 7 ай бұрын +2

      @Partha Yeah MTV was already on a serious downward trajectory before he entered the picture. It's not even close to being his fault although at best I would say he's a symptom of that downfall, but that's more their fault than it is his. They wanted crap and he became an excellent purveyor of crap. I don't blame him, if I knew people who were looking for garbage and I could provide it I would quit my job and become a garbage man TODAY.

  • Bullet1520
    Bullet1520 7 ай бұрын +14

    MTV is dead as a network, and Rob was brilliant at hosting their funeral.
    His content was actually fun for viewers, he seemed like a genuinely decent guy, albeit with an ego, and he kept up other hustles on the side, very effectiveky capitalizing on what he had done already. A perfect tale of the rare instances where the little guy gets ahead. Good for him. Hope he's still happy.

  • BartM
    BartM 2 ай бұрын +8

    Rob Dyrdek is a legend, even looking at him at my bad periods he slightly showed me about what life can be. You can see on the way he behaves he went through big things in his life and that he honours everything what happens in his life and is thankful for it.

  • 𓁿
    𓁿 14 күн бұрын +1

    man, i miss Rob & Big. my whole damn family would gather around the tv to watch it whenever it was on. truly a masterpiece of a show.

  • Ryan Schultz
    Ryan Schultz 8 ай бұрын +9

    There is no substitute for hard work! And Rob knew this from a very young age. Amazing what he's accomplished with that ideal at his core. RIP Big Black

  • Cole World
    Cole World Ай бұрын +9

    As a Daytonian, we appreciate his contribution of the skate park. He’s a legend around here.

  • JiDion
    JiDion  Жыл бұрын +370

    This motivated me in so many different ways to get stuff up and running ANOTHER BANGER PATRICK!!!

  • Mr. Parrott
    Mr. Parrott 7 ай бұрын +24

    Few things missing that helped his success. Rob bought and built the fantasy factory with his own cash. Rob also designed DC shoes styles for production, it wasn’t just ideas for the shoes. This way he got design royalties. I like how Rob makes his own companies so that it’s easier for other companies to say yes since he makes it so cheap for people to join

  • mattyicedude
    mattyicedude 7 ай бұрын +13

    This was a great story. Never knew his involvement or influence of DC shoes. Now it all makes sense. Rob was an entrepreneur his whole life. #ripbigblack

  • ElBigShegun
    ElBigShegun 3 ай бұрын +45

    He’s the one that saved MTV. Without his Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness, mtv would of been gone today

    • Blokin
      Blokin 16 күн бұрын

      MTV still exist?

    • Breezy Style
      Breezy Style 23 күн бұрын

      Lol no

    • Mace Windu
      Mace Windu Ай бұрын +6

      lol. better gone than this.

  • Pmarnoze
    Pmarnoze 7 ай бұрын +6

    Amazing video! Traveling through my childhood with a mature lense, I can only tilt my hat to Rob for both the success of his creative endeavors but also his monetary gain. Truly an icon of a shark in the entertainment and business industry

  • Ramblin'Rider
    Ramblin'Rider 15 күн бұрын +2

    Good for him you always hear about the person getting taken advantage of by giant corpo networks but it's great to see someone profit so greatly off one ! I didn't realize there were that many episodes of ridiculousness... I figured there were like 200 being rerun but 800+ ! That's nuts! Hahahah Rob is such a blessing to those cohosts 😅

  • Jorge Pille
    Jorge Pille  Жыл бұрын +1651

    What’s most mind boggling is how incompetent, uncreative, and trashy MTV became. They literally had one job. Music.

    • CookyMonzta
      CookyMonzta Ай бұрын

      @H M MTV Classics. MTV1 and 2, and MTV Live and MTV Classics, should switch places; with MTV1 becoming MTV Reality and MTV2 becoming MTV Reruns, and MTVL/C becoming the _new_ MTV1/2.

    • F8
      F8 Ай бұрын

      @Fektthis to b fair...music has mostly been dead since the mid 90s too 🤣

    • Science Bear
      Science Bear Ай бұрын

      @Bill liquid television, idiot box

    • Bill
      Bill Ай бұрын +1

      I remember when the only TWO things they were known for was A) Music B) Beavis and Butt-Head.

  • Walter Reed
    Walter Reed Ай бұрын +4

    Wow. Rob Dyrdek is an actual genius and a giving back rich guy. He’s done monumental for the skating community and out so many people on all while making his own enterprise insanely rich. What bad can you say about him? He’s awesome

  • V I B E S ★
    V I B E S ★ 7 ай бұрын +30

    This video made me grow a lot of respect for the dude. Rob seems like a great, hard-working business man.

  • Esoj Galvez
    Esoj Galvez 7 ай бұрын +6

    I'm happy he did this to MTV. They've robbed us of music since the early 2000s

  • BW T
    BW T 8 ай бұрын +5

    I was working in pro surfing in 2005 and was asked to help on an episode of MTV Made. The producer was my old roommate's good friend and he gave me some hints on MTV and Rob/Black at the time. Incredible that in the following year in 2006, Rob took MTV on a long ass run 🏃‍♂️ 👏

  • Net and Yahoo
    Net and Yahoo Ай бұрын +2

    I used to work for a commercial internet company years back. I removed the internet from the fantasy factory. It was really weird and sad to walk around the place. It was gutted and all that was left was the giant skateboard they made in the middle of the floor.

    BEERMUG  Жыл бұрын +3237

    R.I.P Big Black. If y’all never watched Rob and Big y’all should really peep that show

    • 𓁿
      𓁿 14 күн бұрын

      god it blows my mind that there are people out there now who know Rob but have never watched that show. it’s what put him on the map ffs.

    • Elisa Beary
      Elisa Beary Ай бұрын

      I had the big black shirt and everything. Loved that shirt, I’d still rock it.

    • Donna Kawana
      Donna Kawana Ай бұрын

      Big I love youuuuuu

    • wednesday adams
      wednesday adams Ай бұрын

      rob and big was a great show. not your typical run of the mill boring reality show. their friendship and natural chemistry was so much fun to watch.

    • lani
      lani Ай бұрын

      @IVAN OOZEhe sacrificed him😅

  • kasa
    kasa 8 ай бұрын +10

    Whatever you think of his shows or him personally, he's genius businessman. He really know how to take maximum advantage of any situation he's in.

  • FourAlexia
    FourAlexia 8 ай бұрын +11

    Rob is a fucking genius. Usually corporate entities get the better hand in these situations, much respect.

  • Cece K.
    Cece K. 6 ай бұрын +4

    Rob is definitely a BEAST in a business sense! I loved Rob and Big! Rest In Peace Big 🙏🏽

  • God Daniel
    God Daniel 12 күн бұрын +1

    Thank you for giving some background on one of my favorite shows as a kid! Rob & Big was such a great show, I watched it all the time! I may have to take a trip back down memory lane…. Btw I’m 25

  • BennButters
    BennButters 6 ай бұрын +4

    It’s made me so happy to see a guy like Rob make it all the way to a billionaire, he’s always been very savvy

    • pariah87
      pariah87 Ай бұрын +1

      he isnt... don't kno where he got that from, he's worth 100 million

  • VAFranky
    VAFranky  Жыл бұрын +864

    I'm surprised people are surprised Rob is such a good businessman. He helped all of his entourage get decent careers going in music, fashion, being a talent agent etc. Most of those people probably had no chance at doing so without him. He acts like a clown for entertainment purposes but he always knew what he was doing.

    • twitterGwdly
      twitterGwdly 11 ай бұрын +15

      @udaysaleen the blonde girl with the annoying laugh on fantasy factory and ridiculousness etc

    • udaysaleen
      udaysaleen 11 ай бұрын +2

      @KJ ON3R who?

    • KJ ON3R
      KJ ON3R 11 ай бұрын +20

      I believe he even got chanel westcoast signed to young money entertainment (Lil Waynes label)

    • Christina Wiley
      Christina Wiley 11 ай бұрын +40

      Just watching his interviews is amazing. You kind of see how his mind works, and good God he thinks decades ahead, and that's the game. If you can think about that your whole life, you're good. Makes you wonder about his parents, they've gotta be very smart people and every time you see his dad, he's just happy.
      Rob knows who he is, what's he's worth, what he can add to the world and the company, and his own worth. He's an idol I swear.

  • oFiGuReZo
    oFiGuReZo Ай бұрын +2

    I grew up watching since way back in his pro skating days and it’s actually mind blowing impressive how much he’s accomplished.

  • dynadubya
    dynadubya 6 ай бұрын +2

    I gotta respect Rob and his business prowess and work ethic. But I gotta say I stopped watching MTV because of his shows. Once it became nonstop “reality” TV and mostly just his shoes it stopped being fun.
    But again hats off to Rob for making so much happen and building damn near empires out of it all. Much respect to him for that.

  • Matthew Yancura
    Matthew Yancura 23 күн бұрын +1

    Love your videos man!! You’re great at what you do. Also, I love that you remind viewers to hydrate. Very wise and admirable.

  • badfoo
    badfoo 7 ай бұрын +1

    I remember first seeing ridiculousness and at first thought it was just some pop culture show but seeing Rob hosting it showed he was than just a host. He looked like he knew how to run things. Big respect

  • GRAVEL TO CASTLE by Ken Conklin
    GRAVEL TO CASTLE by Ken Conklin 7 ай бұрын +1

    Probably one of the coolest (and most inspiring) videos I've seen in a long time. Not only do I respect and admire Rob Dyrdek much more now, you've also gained my subscription.

  • Niggalodeon
    Niggalodeon  Жыл бұрын +7624

    Holy shit! Never realized he was so business savvy. #RIPBigBlack

      MOONLIGHT LOVE 🌙💓 7 ай бұрын

      Niggalodeon = Why Vulgar?
      2 Corinthians 5:10
      For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
      Matthew 12:36-37
      "I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

    • Imagine Pithy Name Here
      Imagine Pithy Name Here 8 ай бұрын

      Right? It took me like 5 minutes to place the name while scrolling for something to watch. Also super sad about Big.
      I was born in '82. I'm juuuuust inside his demographic, but I was ALSO born in the boonies, where we didn't have cable, or TV, really, at all. 1 fuzzy channel, IF you threw up 5 antennae? Nah. Books, Heavy Metal, capitalized, movies, and early internet. Even as a teenager/adult. Moved out early, harshed out, became an entrepreneur of the pay-for-play style. I know. Classy, huh? The only time I saw TV was admittedly MTV-heavy, though. Late nights, pre-bar-rush at the escort agency. We'd have that on while getting ready, after cleanup, between calls, on slow nights maybe catch a whole episode before having a disco nap. I should have been writing books or opening my own companies, but here we are. Can't diss the dude.
      I didn't even know Christopher passed, that really sucks! My heart goes out to his loved ones. He seemed like a super genuine dude.
      They both did, actually. Rob reminded me of another friend I have who always follows his dreams, and always wins, albeit on a smaller scale. They have that same, excited, "don't dream it; be it" attitude. The money may follow, or not, but you'll have a lot of fun.
      I'ma hit up my bro, see how he's doing.
      Thanks, OP, and New-To-Me-Channel-Guy!!

    • C Sing
      C Sing 9 ай бұрын

      Hey man, I miss your videos. are you every gonna go back to uploading.

    • J H
      J H 9 ай бұрын

      Hes not, this video is 90% bs, Rob has a net worth of 60 million. Google it

  • Ron bailey
    Ron bailey 8 ай бұрын +3

    Rob has mentioned on TV that Tony Robbins advice helped him in the past. Would like to see more on that and how Rob conducts himself. He appears sober and quick witted. Knew he was different the first time I saw him. Sounds like a good-guy that made it big...and a fellow Ohioan(Now NJ). Keep going Rob!

  • Lgo
    Lgo Ай бұрын +1

    Rob is such a great inspiration amd im so thankful to have grown up with him, travis pastrana, and a couple others as my role models

    TBTPU 7 ай бұрын +1

    Rob really is a Genius the only thing is I wish he could’ve seen big not really having to much fun and could’ve got couple episodes on trying make him feel better. I was glad to see them get back cool on Fantasy factor. They’re chemistry was unmatched

  • Sabrina Amaro
    Sabrina Amaro 7 ай бұрын +5

    Rob did a damn good job. Nothing but good from that guy ♥️ RIP BigBlack

  • Ashleigh Stanley
    Ashleigh Stanley 7 ай бұрын +3

    I’m not gonna lie, I honestly thought he was just a silly dude who had lots of crazy ideas. I’m actually surprised he did so much behind the scenes. I honestly have mad respect for him after seeing this video.

  • Ectofriend
    Ectofriend  Жыл бұрын +1545

    I was coming into this expecting some story about a sleazy jerk who screwed over everyone and does some truly awful things. I'm actually pretty happy I got the opposite. Dude's business savvy and I can respect that, seems like a decently hard worker too. I also respect anyone that knows when its time to drop the "bad boy" image and duck out of the limelight to be with your family and focus on other businesses. Great video.

    • Milkfish
      Milkfish 5 ай бұрын

      @DarkDevil One very good point

    • Jugg MKJ
      Jugg MKJ  Жыл бұрын +1

      @ectofriend maybe you never saw any of his shows, so that led you to have a very poor idea of him coming into this video?

    • Uz. Criiminal A. UziAustin
      Uz. Criiminal A. UziAustin  Жыл бұрын

      @Skaadi AMAZING 4 ROB D.

    • Mimir
      Mimir  Жыл бұрын +2

      @Ectofriend how can you understand why someone would believe that?

    • m. richards
      m. richards  Жыл бұрын +4

      I know several people who have met Rob Dyrdek and he is indeed a total jerk.

  • supersport16
    supersport16 8 ай бұрын +3

    The quality of this video is top tier! The amount of research it went in to this is amazing you deserve every view

  • Emily Jane
    Emily Jane 8 ай бұрын +2

    I love your channel so much! You make video topics I didn't know I needed until I see the topic and I'm super interested. Pretty much every video has been awesome and full of research and great editing. Thank you 💖

  • Vash El Diablo
    Vash El Diablo 7 ай бұрын +1

    I never really knew how pivotal rob was to the skateboard game. That alone is commendable.

  • Captain Bongwater
    Captain Bongwater Ай бұрын +1

    Not only is he a dedicated skater and a successful entrepreneur, he also completely ruined MTV, which is a valuable public service.

  • CBrackin
    CBrackin Ай бұрын +8

    Rest In Peace Ken Block, You inspired millions to go for their dream. may everyone touched by his death be blessed. Gone but never Forgotten.

  • Rez
    Rez  Жыл бұрын +1048

    People thought this guy was an ass but in reality he was a genuinely good person with a clever business mind.
    He made sure everyone around him got a piece of his pie, his family, friends and his business associates.
    He's a man of his word and he's a good example of working hard and never giving up can attain your dreams.

    • Logan Lubera
      Logan Lubera 8 ай бұрын

      Nailed it. The guy made good product. Put DC on the map and created some amazing Skate parks. People wanna hate because they can’t do it or are jealous.

    • MrsB055
      MrsB055 9 ай бұрын

      @Ten Thousand Locusts 😂😂😂

    • Ten Thousand Locusts
      Ten Thousand Locusts 9 ай бұрын +1

      @Skysthelimit212 lol true

    • Skysthelimit212
      Skysthelimit212 9 ай бұрын +5

      @Ten Thousand Locusts and he DIDNT which lolol only speaks to how great this guy is LMAO

    • Ten Thousand Locusts
      Ten Thousand Locusts 9 ай бұрын +5

      @Skysthelimit212 lol yeah the only person he probably should've dropped.

  • Hamsterwheel
    Hamsterwheel 7 ай бұрын +6

    Man I used to love Rob and Big on MTV, they had amazing chemistry and Big was a genuinely cool dude.

  • webzenboi
    webzenboi Күн бұрын

    if Rob isn't behind it, it just ain't the same... it's all about his energy that he brings to the table
    and you have done a fabulous breakdown, you have the voice, very smooth, keep going!

  • Saul Goodman
    Saul Goodman 6 ай бұрын +1

    Rob was a big part of my growing up. MTV was but Rob made it better, he was always a great person, good clean fun. He was very relatable, I am glad he is so successful

  • Elisa Beary
    Elisa Beary Ай бұрын

    This is truly one of THE most fascinating videos I’ve watched in awhile. I love when someone is this smart and ahead of the game. Not just looking for the quick buck but thinking of the long term.

  • Joseph Davis
    Joseph Davis Ай бұрын +1

    How can you not look up to this man? The whole influencer hustle and grind culture has caused a lot of terminology to lose its impact and true meaning. For example… Terms like “Mogul”. But that’s exactly what Rob is. Straight up kingpin.

  • 7Mariposas7
    7Mariposas7 11 ай бұрын +679

    This was so inspiring. I've always loved Rob but I would have never known how much work he was actually doing behind the scenes at MTV. He is the definition of being motivated

    • Tisto Almenio
      Tisto Almenio 6 ай бұрын +1

      He was hypnotized for success. That's why he has everything he has...

    • $BZ Mike da otaku OG
      $BZ Mike da otaku OG 9 ай бұрын +17

      I remember growing up watching Rob on tv for years and my friends and I would joke how he basically runs MTV. Come to find out we actually right like holy shit Rob wasn't playing games LMFAOOOOO

  • Black Phillip
    Black Phillip 7 ай бұрын +1

    He doesn’t only get paid off of “Amazingness” but has stakes in every show like “Deliciousness” and those other ones. There’s like two or three versions now on streaming platforms and MTV

  • Ryan
    Ryan 8 ай бұрын +2

    Stumbled upon your channel yesterday, spent my entire morning bingeing your videos. Very well done keep up the great work

  • Craig Wandalowski
    Craig Wandalowski 7 ай бұрын +3

    I worked for a BTL/reality agent at the time who repped the showrunners. I remember typing up the contracts and thinking "Jesus fuck, that's IT???". Can't say what other staff got screwed, but...

  • twan
    twan 6 ай бұрын +2

    I remember my older brother watching his channel, because he was big into skating at the the time. I have just came from a third world country and didn’t know no English. But I was captivated by how he was able to make entire episodes on some of the most none important things. It’s was great entertainment nevertheless

  • Deion Ford
    Deion Ford 2 ай бұрын +1

    I spent most weekends and week nights as a middle schooler watching Rob & Big and Fantasy Factory. I miss those days 🥺

  • Ricky Hadou
    Ricky Hadou 11 ай бұрын +616

    Rob perfected what Bam did. Rob is really a mastermind entrepreneur and he did it all on his own. Never stopped working and it payed off wonderfully. Truly an inspiration.

    • emart88
      emart88 8 ай бұрын +1

      Yeah his business sense is legendary. He transitioned smoothly into the next stage of his life instead of staying in the past.

    • Katie Smith
      Katie Smith 8 ай бұрын +8

      He is pretty much Bam’s predecessor. Only he did it right. Bam was clever but was a complete idiot. Rob probably played an idiot for tv meanwhile he was an entrepreneurial genius.

    • $BZ Mike da otaku OG
      $BZ Mike da otaku OG 9 ай бұрын +22

      @babycakesface27 Exactly Rob did everything bam should had done but better. He kept everything strictly business and still managed to still focus on skating while keeping a good image for the kids and teens. Bam could had been bigger today if he kept that mentality

  • Nikumi Mito
    Nikumi Mito 3 ай бұрын +5

    I always wondered why rediculousness was always on MTV. Anytime I went to a hotel or something I would put that on as background noise, never really paying that much attention to it.

  • This Is Not The News
    This Is Not The News 8 ай бұрын +7

    Rob and his wife would come into this restaurant I worked at in beverly hills for years. Both were always super polite, and humble. Deserves all the success.

  • Maddox Melton
    Maddox Melton Ай бұрын

    The body guard thing was genius. Made him look important and powerful to the public. David Bowie did the same thing when he came to America

  • Gum Bro
    Gum Bro 8 ай бұрын +1

    My respect for Rob just skyrocketed. Holy crap he took it to them hard lol

  • L Dog
    L Dog 7 ай бұрын +1

    He’s the ultimate business man who didn’t let the money or anything change him.

  • ChefBoyarQuiss
    ChefBoyarQuiss  Жыл бұрын +668

    True definition of “make the money, don’t let the money make you.” He bossed up and took control . Love to see it RIP Big Black.. i remember when i found out i was sad as shit smh.

    • Frosty The Dope Man
      Frosty The Dope Man  Жыл бұрын +10

      100% agreed Quiss, I still wish we could have more Rob and BB moments. They were hilariously contagious; the kind of duo that would help the racism issue we got going on while also being that go-to duo to cheer you up.

    • Hillary
      Hillary  Жыл бұрын +10

      Hell... I just found out now through you. 😳 I clearly have not been keeping up with the times. 😅

  • Toons
    Toons 7 ай бұрын +1

    Rob Dyrdek has someone been a presence my entire life even as a kid, and I've never even skateboarded. Had no idea he wss this much of a business tycoon

  • isrv
    isrv 8 ай бұрын +2

    Rob and BIG is hands down the most beautiful show that network has ever produced the laughs I got watching when it was new were gut wrenching to the point where tears would flow out my eyes I loved that show so much I knew he was doing something big when he created street league because that’s like the nba of skateboarding in my eyes it’s insane rob is the man 👌

  • AnArmyOfFish
    AnArmyOfFish 5 ай бұрын +5

    I remember I only started watching Fantasy Factory after Big black came back.. I thought the space was awesome and the stunts were cool but it just kept my interest so much more when Rob & Big riffed and goofed around. Rest in Power, Chris.

  • Mr. B
    Mr. B 4 ай бұрын +2

    The most dangerous type of man is a focused one! Hats off to Rob 👏. HE PUT THAT WORK IN!

  • Amos Bosel
    Amos Bosel 6 ай бұрын +1

    Out there doing business... good business. Hard work strategy and grinding away. There is nothing wrong with getting out there and making it in this world. Living his life and obviously making it a good one. Living the dream and making it count... bringing business to the table and good business at that. Nothing wrong with that. Learn from this man... having a idea and turning it into greatness. He is for sure leaving his footprint in this world. Nothing but the best. Respect.

  • FuzzySlippers
    FuzzySlippers  Жыл бұрын +4874

    Wow, I think I have a new found respect for Rob Dyrdek. I just kinda brushed him off back in the day, but to know he was cutting deals and making serious bank while on MTV is insane. Props to him.

    • VirginiaReaper
      VirginiaReaper 11 ай бұрын

      I mean to be fair that's what BB was hired to do too and he was just doing his job also. Big Black(BB) was a security guard hired as a bodyguard.
      But the parts where BB just tackles people out of the way, thats mostly scripted. But it's not a illegal to hire a bodyguard to stop people from touching or grabbing you. Rob Dyrdek hired BB cause back in the day there were no skate parks, you just had to skate on whatever was outside and available. And because that made skating illegal, security guards would yoke you up and smack you around. So BB was hired for that not to happen. He would just stop anyone from touching Rob, BB presence alone stopped people in their tracks and sometimes big black would simply ask the Security if Rob could skate. And the security would allow it.

    • Moxie Maxie
      Moxie Maxie 11 ай бұрын

      You can be multi talented and its ideal to not judge a book by its cover. Are you going to research more on him to build a better opinion?

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    • James Anderson
      James Anderson 11 ай бұрын

      @iamknoware a true edge lord lmao i feel it tho toss is more edgy than rob

  • Saevi Wren
    Saevi Wren 4 ай бұрын +1

    I found your channel and have been binge watching them all day. Great job!

  • OlRoy OhBoy
    OlRoy OhBoy 6 ай бұрын +1

    Dyrdek single handedly saved it, otherwise VH1 and WETV would've crushed MTV. Look at what happened to E!, G4, and Nickelodeon. Rob was like that doctor who kept a dying patient from flatlining.

  • Devax
    Devax Ай бұрын

    I love Rob, all of his shows are so good. Rob ‘n Big, Fantasy Factory, and Ridiculousness are all so good

  • briandawkings
    briandawkings 8 ай бұрын +2

    Honestly, the guy husttles. But its good cuz he did really do all the work! and MTV as a company also wanted to keep him arround! Actually i have admiration for him. Its a lot of time and energy that he had to pump into the shows!

  • MarkBTW
    MarkBTW 2 ай бұрын

    I envy this dude more than any other celebrity. Savvy businessman and the charisma/charm to match. Given his levelheadedness I would guess that he has a good relationship with his wife (unlike most celebs), and his achieved his famed seemingly without becoming addicted to drugs (unlike most celebs..) That being said, very unfortunate what happened to MTV, it would have been ideal if they pivoted heavily back into music and music videos like a decade ago. Put Ridiculousness on MTV 2.

  • ItsYaBoi Jay
    ItsYaBoi Jay  Жыл бұрын +316

    Rob&Big and Fantasy Factory were iconic, everything he did, from giving back to the community, putting his friends and family in the positions to be successful, Steelo has his own brand basic math, and Chanel went from being a receptionist to being a Model and launching her music career. Rob is more than just a skater, and MTV was lucky to have him for the last 2 decades, we love you Rob...

    • Chet
      Chet 2 ай бұрын

      ​@Beardicus He's right, though. His shows and Ridiculousness in particular were so uninspired and low-IQ that I assumed BET had collapsed and this was meant to capture the market

    • Beardicus
      Beardicus  Жыл бұрын +4

      @Dayspring damn, who hurt you? did the skater kids beat you up in HS or something?

    • Dayspring
      Dayspring  Жыл бұрын +3

      @Jay Gallo I... Iconic? Did you just call Rob and Big and Fantasy Factory Iconic?? I, I don't even know what to say to that. He made bad, cringe, unwatchable (to anyone with at least a 3 digit IQ) TV shows for a network that hasn't been relevant since the 90's. He made terrible clothing and shoes that people with bad taste bought. Good for him for capitalizing on the stupidity of the masses. He's many things, but what he isn't... Is fucking Iconic.

    • Billy Ray
      Billy Ray  Жыл бұрын

      @Austin Cox her image isn't even a good one lmao

  • acj007CJ
    acj007CJ 2 ай бұрын

    My respect for this man just increased 10x.

  • Zuri Williams
    Zuri Williams 24 күн бұрын +2

    This is a literal masterclass on becoming a mogul

  • coolman5242
    coolman5242 5 ай бұрын +2

    In a time where MTV was obsessed with looking trendy, Rob focused on simply being himself. Plus he helped make skateboarding and other extreme sports look cool again.

  • Galactic Warlock
    Galactic Warlock 8 ай бұрын +1

    Great episode, this man was ambitious and ready, and at the right place at the right time. He killed it.

  • Don'tCareBear🖤
    Don'tCareBear🖤 5 ай бұрын +1

    I had no clue he was involved in so many other businesses! He is a very smart business man and there's no denying that.

  • Meredith Grubb
    Meredith Grubb 29 күн бұрын +1

    It's not just because of MTV. Rob had something MTV didn't and that's ambition and vision. Like him or hate him, dude busted his ass to be at the level he is. MTV should have taken notes.

  • MintyFresh
    MintyFresh Ай бұрын

    Great video! Thanks for the recap with the actual numbers. I was right there with it as a kid, but never knew the scope, data, or understood the context.

  • Unknown
    Unknown 2 ай бұрын

    I watched Rob & Big, Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness and don't remember much of it but Big passing away still saddens me he seemed like such a genuine person putting up with Rob's crap 😂

  • Kangsteri
    Kangsteri 8 ай бұрын

    Hats up and respect. This is how people are supposed to sell, without selling out.