By Marc Weingarten
Updated February 19, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

As Bronx Style Bob (his old MC handle), Bob Khaleel turned word tricks for Grandmaster Melle Mel and Afrika Bambaataa, then transformed himself into a pie-eyed psych-rocker with his band Super-8. On People Watching, Khaleel has taken another giant leap forward with his songwriting partner John O’Brien, crafting insightful adult pop that stings with the pain of a thousand recriminations. B