Sab the Artist

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Sab the Artist
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Background information
Birth name Musab Saad
Also known as Beyond, Musab, SAB, Minnesota Slicks, General Woundwart
Genres Hip hop, pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer-songwriter, producer
Years active 1996-present
Labels Rhymesayers Entertainment
Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings
Associated acts Headshots
Dynospectrum
Website sabmusic.bandcamp.com

Musab Saad,[1] better known by his stage name Sab the Artist, Musab, or Beyond,[2] is an American recording artist, rapper, song writer, record producer and music executive from Minneapolis, Minnesota, currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada.[3]

Career[edit]

Known first by the moniker Beyond and later as Musab, Sab the Artist was a member of the Headshots crew before he, along with Slug (Sean Daley), Ant (Anthony Davis) and Saadiq (Brent Sayers), founded indie hip hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment.[4] In 1996, Beyond had the label's very first release Comparison.[4] In 1999, he released Be-Sides.[5] Dynospectrum's self-titled debut album was also released that year.[5] In 2002, Respect the Life, his first studio album as Musab, was released on Rhymesayers.[6]

The 2007 album Slicks Box was Sab's first official project not released by Rhymesayers, instead coming on Oakland-based Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings.[7][8]

Long known as a hip hop artist, Sab's recent projects, including his 2010 EP Sab the Artist and the full length album H.G.H. (Heaven, Girls, Hell) he is currently working with Ultra Chorus of Minneapolis, MN are instead a fusion of "Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, and Electronic sounds".[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Comparison (1996) (as Beyond)
  • Dynospectrum (1999) (with Dynospectrum as General Woundwart)
  • Be-Sides (1999) (as Beyond)
  • Respect the Life (2002) (as Musab)
  • Slicks Box (2007) (as Sab the Aritst)
  • Love Is in the Air (2011) (as Sab the Aritst)
  • HGH (Heaven, Girls, Hell) (2012) (as Sab the Artist with Ultra Chorus)

EPs[edit]

  • Actin' Rich (1999) (as Musab)
  • Sab the Artist EP (2010) (as Sab the Aritst)
  • The Awful Truth (2012) (as Musab with Abstract Rude)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Atmosphere - "Current Status" and "Adjust" from Overcast! (1997)
  • The Planets - "Global" from The Opening (2002)
  • Atmosphere - "Flesh (Remix)" (2002)
  • Atmosphere - "Southsiders Remix" (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boffard, Rob (February 4, 2014). "Rhymesayers – the finest independent hip-hop label in the world?". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ Beacham, Kevin (May 14, 2013). "H2 Local highlights Musab’s ‘Revival’ EP". The Current. Minnesota Public Radio. 
  3. ^ Las Vegas City Life
  4. ^ a b Stolman, Elissa (August 25, 2011). "Label Profile: Rhymesayers - Evidence, J-Bird and Atmosphere’s Slug talk Rhymesayers". CMJ. 
  5. ^ a b Brown, Marisa. "Musab: Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  6. ^ Kangas, Chaz (October 16, 2012). "Sab the Artist on Respect the Life's 10th anniversary". City Pages. 
  7. ^ May 6, 2007 (2007-05-06). "Musab Switches To Hiero Imperium From Rhymesayers Entertainment To Release His New Album Entitled Slick’s Box". Hip Hop Press. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  8. ^ Vasquez, Andres (August 31, 2007). "Musab - The Slicks Box". HipHopDX. 
  9. ^ "Rhymesayers Entertainment :: Musab". Rhymesayers.com. 2002-10-29. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 

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