Archive for the Live Footage Category

Addition To Goapele Show

Posted in Live Footage, Live Show, Photos, SOBs Event, SOBs Radar, Videos on May 12, 2011 by SOBs

Come see Goapele with special guest Russel Taylor

Her name means to move forward in Setswana, so move forward to SOBs on June 5th and check out this amazing singer/songwriter with newly added special guest, Russel Taylor. Mostly known for her single “Closer”, which was featured in the 2003 movie “Honey”. In celebration of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa Goapele released the first single “Victory” featuring South African emcee Hip Hop Pantsula, a prelude to her upcoming musical project Victory, which will be released in Winter 2010 and feature an array of artists from the African continent as well as throughout the Diaspora. After seeing these two videos of her and Russel Taylor, you will be sure not to miss this show!


Russel Taylor:


Machine Gun Kelly Live In Boston, MA

Posted in Live Footage, Live Show, News, Show Recap, SOBs Radar, Uncategorized, Videos on February 11, 2011 by SOBs

Phenomenal Machine Gun Kelly show footage from this past weekends show in Boston courtesy of our friends at MostDope. If you’ve ever seen MGK perform live you know that he’s a beast, i’ve never seen someone put so much pride and energy into their live performances. This show was no exception with Kells swinging upside down from a pole on the ceiling while rapping in the middle of his performance… see for yourself.

Marsha Ambrosius’ “Late Nights, Early Mornings” To Be Released On March 1st

Posted in Alumni, Live Footage, News, Photos, Videos on January 25, 2011 by SOBs

J Records announced late last week that “Late Nights, Early Mornings” will release on March 1, 2011. The album features collaborations with label-mate Alicia Keys, as well as Grammy Award-winning producers Dre & Vidal. Former Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius had further postponed her solo debut,” Late Nights, Early Mornings”. After a stretch with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, the English born singer is expected to reveal her premier album via J Records. After reportedly being set to release in October and afterward November of this year,” Late Nights, Early Mornings” was anticipated to release of January of 2011. At present, the album is scheduled to feature Hip Hop artists including Fabolous, Maino, (as heard on “Hope She Cheats On You (Remix)” and others. Previously, Marsha has worked with Game, Outkast, Slum Village and Little Brother.

Marsha – Live from SOB’s

Happy Birthday Jam Master Jay: An Appreciation

Posted in Alumni, Live Footage, News, Photos, Videos on January 25, 2011 by SOBs

Contributed by Suzanne Biello

(Editors Note- This was to be posted on Jan 21st, but I was late to editing. My apologies. Enjoy this great piece!)

It is quite challenging to grasp that this month marks the ninth January since the icon known to the music world as Jam Master Jay was cold-heartedly snuffed out in a recording studio on Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica. It’s yet another melancholy twenty-first day of the year; a day when family, friends and appreciative fans commemorate a innovator and his craft, and wonder if the assassin who pumped a .45-caliber bullet into Jay’s head will ever see justice.  As the mainstay of influential trio Run-DMC, Jay transformed the role of the hip hop DJ. He took a somewhat unchanging position and turned it into a lively force of music. Jay was at once composer, choreographer, producer and band leader. Perhaps what resounded most with me was Jay’s admiration for the medium.  He approached the turntable in the essence of a musical instrument; his deft cuts on countless records were the perfect praise to the rhyme styles of DJ Run and DMC. There were records that changed everything.  I can distinctly recall my older brother’s excitement, when he came home with the cassette single for “Mary, Mary” constantly rewinding it just to listen to the brilliantly chaotic chorus pushed by a wild guitar sample and Jay’s harmonious scratches.  Or the day my cousin handed me the historic “Peter Piper/My Adidas”12-inch still wrapped in cellophane with the Nobody Beats the Wiz price tag attached.  I first played “Peter Piper” on a home stereo turntable and quickly became fixated with Jay’s use of Bob James’ “Take Me to the Mardi Gras.”  It was innovative and exhilarating. The compositions took a backseat to learning the most transitory of cuts. The aim was to imitate Jay, to the degree that I lost sight of the talent he provided. Regrettably, it took a hit man’s bullet on Oct. 30, 2002, to remind so many of us of the gift we had in Jay – an exceptional musician who over and over, gave his talent and time to the culture.  On days such as this, we clutch onto memories and the belief that he lives on through the music. We hold on firmly to the image of a glowing DJ dressed in all black, with a fedora crown and spotless shell-toes.  We find relief in his smile and uncontrollable energy. And even if it’s for a short-lived moment, we stop dwelling on the emptiness and honor the manifestation.

For your entertainment- “My Adidas” Live on Solid Soul

SOBs Radar: Mike Jaggerr

Posted in Interview, Live Footage, SOBs Radar, Videos on January 19, 2011 by SOBs

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!

Def Jam Cipher Sessions Alums in NYC

Posted in Alumni, Interview, Live Footage, Show Recap, Videos on January 19, 2011 by SOBs

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!!


We Have a Musical Crush on Jessie J

Posted in Live Footage, SOBs Radar, Videos with tags on January 19, 2011 by SOBs

Seriously. If we could ask her voice to dinner and a movie, we would. Also her little bowl cut and bright lips could come along too. She’s the perfect package, a cute British girl who can blow you away with her singing power. Check out her acoustic performance of “Price Tag” above.