B.O.B. - BOBATL.com
There was a time when the term “rapper” was an instant typecast. Artists who wore that name tag were expected to walk and talk a certain way and never conform to the status quo. But now, as music sheds definitions and genre lines continue to be erased, the climate is ripe for “rappers” to redefine that job title and make the world conform to them.
Leading that charge is Winston-Salem born, globally-raised B.o.B aka Bobby Ray. B.o.B introduced himself to the world in 2006 with his mixtape Cloud 9, and has since traveled the world, topped the charts and broken invisible barriers that the music world didn’t know existed.
Now with his sophomore album Strange Clouds, the six-time Grammy nominated rapper/songwriter is on a quest to show the fans he’s had from day one, as well as the ones he just made yesterday, that his float to the top is no fluke.
Leroy Sanchez - LeroySanchez.com
Leroy Sanchez always knew his powerful voice was a gift for self-expression: a means to channeling his unique creativity into something dynamic to be enjoyed by people all over the world. His voice, instantly evocative, becomes more impressive when you discover Leroy is an entirely self-taught musician. As a child growing up in Vitoria, Spain, he taught himself to play guitar and developed his voice entirely by ear. At age 15, Sanchez uploaded his first cover song on YouTube, and has since posted videos collecting upwards of 55 Million YouTube views from a legion of dedicated fans inspired by his passion for music, innate ability, and inherent charm.
In 2010, Grammy-Award winning producer and songwriter Jim Jonsin (“Lollipop” Lil Wayne, “Motivation” Kelly Rowland, “There Goes My Baby” Usher, “Sweet Dreams” Beyonce, “Whatever You Like” T.I.,) discovered Sanchez’s rendition of Craig David’s “Walking Away” and invited the singer to meet with him in Miami. Immediately connecting, Jonsin signed Sanchez to his Rebel Rock label shortly after.
Now based in Los Angeles, California, Sanchez has been developing the foundation for his debut album, working with leading producers and songwriters.