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BIO

MUSIC

//  Origin:  Chicago, IL
 
//  Genres:  HipHop/Soul
 
//  Years Active:  2010- Present
 
//  Label:  SB ENT
 
//  Website:  www.sbhiphop.com
 
 
 

Named one of the Top 100 Artists On The Verge by NMS and “one of Chicago’s ten hottest rising artists” by the Chicago Tribune, international hiphop recording artist, Sean Eric-Baraka Butler, bka Sean "SB" Butler, is at the forefront of a hip-hop revolution. His motivational lyrics and passionate stage show have earned him international recognition from devoted fans and industry insiders alike.   Similar to musical luminaries such as U2 front man, Bono, reggae legend Bob Marley, and the father of Afrobeat, Fela  Kuti, his music is commited to addressing social ills and promoting positivity.   The strength of his music and his electrifying stage show have enabled him to share the stage with a host of celebrated acts including Erykah Badu, Common, Kanye West,  Amel Larrieux, Talib Kweli, Twista, Snoop, Lupe Fiasco, Rhymefest, De La Soul, KRS ONE, Dead Prez, Redman, Method Man, Camp Lo, The Pharcyde, Souls of Mischief, Slick Rick, Coco Brovaz, Jon B., Brotha Ali, Kev Brown, Oddissee, Wade Waters, Sean Toure, Sonia Sanchez, Jessica Care Moore, and many others.

A refreshing blend of profanity-free hip-hop with influences from soul, jazz, rock and R&B, SB’s music convincingly takes hip-hop to a new plateau. While his music signals a much needed change in contemporary content, he has successfully garnered airplay from core commercial radio stations such as New York’s 107.5 FM (WBLS), Chicago’s 107.5 FM (WGCI) and 92.3 FM (Power 92).  Committed to producing high quality music with substance, his songs have been featured on numerous college radio stations and mixtape compilations in the U.S. and abroad. A feature on the FREE Magazine mix CD extended his fanbase to include followers in London, Bermuda and Johannesburg, South Africa. He's been featured as a musical guest on a nationwide broadcast of the WGN Morning show, an interview/musical guest on The Greatness In You  show (ABC Livewell network) and has appeared as a performer on the FOX and NBC evening news.  His music has been featured in films such as Amour Infinity, the web series Milk & Honey (executive produced by Idris Elba) and Qualcomm's "Team Dragon" video game.  

 

An outspoken advocate of education, SB is a primary contributor to a recently published book entitled, “Balancing The Bias”, by author and Soul Poetry Café founder, Terrence Seaphus. Designed to teach literary and critical thinking skills, SB’s chapters deal with utilizing hip-hop’s universal appeal as a forum for achieving these goals. As the founder of the R.E.A.C.H. program (Revitalizing Education, Art & Culture through Hip-Hop), he presents these principles through interactive workshops, primarily at the grade school, high school level & collegiate levels. Committed to uplifting the youth, SB, performs as both an entertainer and a motivational speaker at various grade schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country.

 

SB's debut album, “REVOLUSEAN” featured production from Kanye West mentor No ID (Common, Kanye West, Drake, Jay-Z, G-Unit, Toni Braxton), Hula, Dejion & K.Fingers “Azza” (Will Smith, Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott), Tye Hill (Felix da Housecat, Sean “P-Diddy Combs), Allbangaz, and the talented Soul People band.  Most recently, SB collaborated with hiphop producer and engineer to provide several songs on Juan Verrett's EP, "HipHop Is The Culture".   Currently working on a new EP, and a wide variety of musical projects, be sure to be on the lookout for a lot more for one of hiphop's finest!

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TOUR

REPRESENTATION

Label: SB ENT| sbhiphop@gmail.com OR 347.618.1149

Booking: SB Booking| sbbooking@gmail.com OR 347.618.1149