Archive for the Videos 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:


Nyle got a girl with a banjo!

Posted in SOBs Radar, Videos on February 15, 2011 by SOBs

Here is the video for Nyle’s Let the beat build. The song is great, and the video is just amazing. Great lyrics and a dope beat.

“Dudes acting like there street, When they’re barely sidewalk”. Gotta love it.

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

What a performance by Ginuwine!

Posted in Live Show, Show Recap, SOBs Event, SOBs Radar, Songs, Uncategorized, Videos on February 15, 2011 by SOBs

Ginuwine heated up the stage last night for our SOBs Valentines day performance. Make sure you check out his latest album “Elgin”, especially the tracks Kidnapped & Batteries

Hope everyone had a very special night, and we will see you on wednesday when Eric Roberson hosts Sol Village.

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.

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.

For your viewing pleasure:

Hip Hop Radio Legends Stretch & Bobbito Reunite

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

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Contributed by: Suzanne Biello

In the early 90’s there were few better places to go to hear unsigned or breaking Hip Hop talent then the Stretch & Bobbito Show. The radio program aired in the graveyard shift, 1AM to 5AM, from 1990 until 1998 on Columbia University’s WKCR.
Hosts Adrian “Stretch Armstrong” Bartos and Robert “Bobbito” Garcia welcomed many emcees who would go on to become legends in game, including Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Big Pun, and a sixteen year old Nas in 1991, three years before Illmatic dropped.
Speaking to the Village Voice, Bobbito discussed the cult like following the show developed, “You had to be able to listen [live], or be in good graces with someone who had taped the show and was kind enough to give you a dub. A lot of people have told me they didn’t share the fact our show existed, because they wanted it to be their secret.” But word did get out and in the years since their show went off the air fans have been dreaming of the duo teaming up again. Now, they will get their wish.
 On February 10th at New York’s (le) Poisson Rouge, Stretch and Bobbito will reunite live on stage. The format will be the same as their legendary show. Bobbito explains, “People will get on the mic and rhyme, but no one is performing. . . . Everything will be in the flow of the party.” For more details on the event check out the (le)Poisson Rouge site.

For your viewing pleasure, a look back at the Stretch & Bobitto Show on WKCR 89.9 FM