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Black Girls Rock!

Posted in Live Show, Photos, Show Recap, SOBs Event on November 10, 2011 by SOBs

It was definitely a phenomenal event held at SOBs on October 13th which celebrated women of color in a showcase with several acts from various genres of music. The first act of the night was Be’la Dona, an all female band that brought the house down with their rendition of songs by popular artists. If you were in the building that night, you would have enjoyed performances by Lil’ Mama, Rah Digga, Melanie Fiona and Estelle, all of whom showed why they rock with their amazing stage presence and vocals.

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:

Ghetto Metal Featured In The Source

Posted in Alumni, News, Photos, SOBs Event on April 7, 2011 by SOBs

The Source Magazine sponsors the monthly Bazaar Royale curated Ghetto Metal show here at SOBs, so they know first hand high energy show that happens every time. 

Check out the newest issue of The Source on stands [with Gucci Mane on the cover..

Real NY Hip Hop – YC The Cynic – New Music

Posted in Music Downloads, Photos, SOBs Radar, Songs on February 28, 2011 by SOBs

When I say real NY Hip Hop, I mean real good NY Hip-Hop. Check out this new track from YC THE CYNIC. Coming off his new mix tape:

YC the Cynic – “Unconscious”

Who Is Savant?

Posted in Live Show, Music Downloads, Photos, SOBs Radar, Songs on February 25, 2011 by SOBs

Savant (Crash Course Leaked Series)


By:Suzanne Biello

  With everybody under the sun these days claiming to be a rapper/emcee, few actually live up to the expectation. One individual who does however, is Savant aka Stanstro. This Chicago native, who now resides in Tucson, Arizona is nothing less than breathtaking when he blesses mic.  Gregory “Savant” Daggett has always possessed a passion for music and literary arts. Involved in general music since age 7, and a trumpet player since age 10, he wasn’t officially exposed to hip hop until age 12. Although no particular emcee caught his ear right away, he was intrigued with the entire concept of an individual or a group of people speaking over instrumentation in an intensely rhythmic lyrical form, oftentimes telling semi-autobiographic tales relating to a fictionalized counterpart. He became inspired to write and partake of the art of emceeing after hearing the 1999 classic “Black on Both Sides” by Dante Smith (Mos Def) and honed his emceeing chops at the lunch room ciphers of Chicago high schools Whitney M. Young Magnet and George Washington Carver. He has since dedicated every verse, every bar and every word to achieving the ever elusive sense of balance in this hallowed art form. Follow the flow…

Savant has 2 shows coming up in the Tri-State area in March: 3/13/11 at The Trash Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Showtime is 9pm, admission $10. 3/15/11 at The Spot Lounge in Newark, NJ. Showtime is 9pm and admission is $10.

To hear some tracks from this astounding lyricist, visit

Coming to a city near you!







Rest in Peace Lamont Coleman

Posted in Photos, Uncategorized, Videos, Worthy Cause on February 15, 2011 by SOBs

Lamont Coleman a.k.a. Big L was born in Harlem, NY. He rose to underground fame after his debut album Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous was released in 1995. His second album was supposed to be released in 1999. But because of his murder, the album was posthumously released on August 1, 2000.


Big L was found dead at 8:35 pm of February 15th, 1999. He was 24 years old and died from fatal gunshot wounds.


Known for his witty, literary, lyrical style Coleman appeared to be on the verge of a breakthrough in 1999 and was scheduled to sign with Roc-A-Fella records. His second album The Big Picture was certified gold a month after it was released.


Big L, Gone but never forgotten

Stevie Wonder Nailing Down Apollo Theater Hall Of Fame Induction

Posted in Live Show, News, Photos, Uncategorized, Videos on February 8, 2011 by SOBs

Contributed by: Suzanne Biello

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    Stevie Wonder will be inducted into the Apollo Theater’s Apollo Legends Hall of Fame in New York City at a gala in his honor in June. The theater made the announcement on Wednesday, noting that Wonder first took to the Apollo stage in 1962 at the age of 12. He was a child performer in Berry Gordy’s Motown Revue. Since then, the multi-instrumentalist has gone on to write and sing such hits as “I Just Called to Say I Love You” and “Isn’t She Lovely?” from hit albums including Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.  He has performed several times at the theater from the 1980s onward, singing at the Save the Apollo concert and a series of solo shows in 2005. Previous inductees into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame include Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, and Smokey Robinson.

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