This week Out Da Box TV is proud to bring you a special interview piece with New Jersey based, Singer / Songwriter ERIC ROBERSON. Eric is a very accomplished artist who has received multiple grammy nominations and gained deserved recognition working with artists such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Vivian Green, Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff etc. He took the time to talk with us on subjects such as his musical influences, the songwriting experience, the feedback received from his duet with Lalah Hathaway, Family Life and much more. Eric Roberson released his last LP entitled“Music Fan First” in 2009 and is set to release his upcoming project “Mr. Nice Guy” in this summer of 2011. If you’re a fan of soul music, chances are you already are familiar with Eric’s sound in someway. If not, well, that’s what we’re here for. Please take the time to enjoy! And feel free to leave us a comment. We’d love to know what you think.
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A true ARTIST, Mike Jaggerr is on the rise in the music industry not only as a rapper but as a musician who can create his own music. His music and his ability to tell his story should have him in the public eye in no time!
Karma Loop & Skee TV caught up with Kidd Kidd, Nesby Phips & cARTer in NYC on the heels of their performance at the SOB’s Def jam Cipher Sessions: Southern Edition. Make sure you come out on January 27th Def Jam Cipher Session: West Coast Edition featuring some of the hottest hip-hop artists on the west coast YG, Fashawn, Skeme, Diz Gibran, El Prez and more!!
Last night on Hot 97 Funk Flex, Pusher T and Kanye all agreed that Joell Ortiz is a fresh up-and-coming lyricist and a “must click on the net”
Joell responded this morning saying how he was flattered to know that an artist he respect so much is paying attention and enjoying his music. Ortiz then goes on to say Kanye “has always been somebody that he is interested in working with”.
I think we could be seeing a collaboration in the near future, but until then we will just stop by SOBs Nov 9th to see Joell Ortiz perform live.
Check out this Centric TV’s interview with El DeBarge. Wait a minute… we recognize that painting, those pillows, that couch! This was filmed right here at SOBs the night of El’s sellout show. What can we say? We got it like that.
If I had to identify one person who is a soul songstress with captivating lyrics that fans gravitate towards, it would have to be Estelle. Estelle is a neo soul songbird who hails from England who bombarded the United Stated music charts with songs like American Boy (featuring Kanye West) and Come Over (featuring Sean Paul). Her captivating appearance and voice draws people to her songs that talk about love, relationships and the type of American guys she favors. This Fall, Estelle is one of many surprise guest for the John Legend and The Roots Wake Up Tour 2010. I had the pleasure to have attended this concert where she re-sang The Roots song You Got Me that features Erykah Badu and Eve. The way she sang this classic hit song (originally by Erykah Badu) and added her signature soft voice and still managed to maintain the essence of the song is very impressive and quite frankly hard to accomplish. As a result to her working close with The Roots, she has a member of the roots, Questlove, producing a couple of tracks off her next album. Their chemistry on stage together will have fans anticipating another successful album and number 1 hits. In the meantime, everyone should checkout her next single Fall in Love produced by Questlove featuring John Legend and Nas.
Apparently the Pace Report loves SOB’s because this is the second episode to feature an artist interview shot at SOB’s in just a few short weeks. Check out Mr. Pace’s interview with the Husband and Wife duo below:
SOB’s favorite Eric Roberson dropped by last week for what was, needless to say, an incredible show. It just so happens that while here, Roberson was interviewed for “The Pace Report.” Check out his interview below where he talks about the creative process, how he’s managed to make a name for himself and his overall, undisputed awesomeness.
In an interview posted today on HipHopDX.com, street hop extraordinaire, Freddie Gibbs, shouts out S.O.B.’s alumni Bun B. In the interview, Gary Indiana’s Freddie Gibbs states “I’m speechless when it comes to Bun. Bun is definitely one of the staples of southern Hip Hop – Hip Hop period – and just to be on a record wit’ him was an honor for me, ‘cause I grew up listening to Bun. ” For the full interview click HERE.
Bun B was last here @ SOB’s this past June.
Freddie Gibbs will be performing a week from today with Black Milk and many more! Click HERE for tickets and more info!
Nicki Minaj recently shot the video for her unexpected hit single “Your Love” which currently peaked at #1 on Billboards Rap Chart. She had no plans of releasing the record until someone stole it from her recording session and leaked it online.
“I was not planning on putting the song out at all, but then I heard it one day, somebody told me it was online. And I was like, ‘No way, no way in the world that song is out.’ I went and listened to it and was really upset. It wasn’t mixed, it wasn’t finished, it wasn’t anything — I wasn’t gonna use it at all. But then radio started playing it.” “Isn’t that crazy? Crazy. I don’t even know how it feels [to have a #1 hit] right now. But it’s amazing.”