New York, NY -- The Sound Of Brooklyn (TSOB) Records is a state-of-the-art recording studio and independent record label based in Brooklyn, New York. More than just simply another upstart independent record label, TSOB is the home to 5 artists and groups that represent 5 different genres of music.
Setting it off is 2x Grammy Ballot Nominee "Etcetera", the enigmatic and soulful 17 year old Phenom "Cocoa Sarai", Mott Haven, Bronx's own "Jhett-O-Nasis" and QB's Pop Diva "Sha".
Together these artists possess a very unique sense of style when it comes to music. TSOB Records prides itself in keeping with the tradition in creating quality music with broad appeal. "Our music is universal", says Joel, CEO of TSOB Records.
TSOB Records pays homage to some of Brooklyn's Finest - Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, Foxy Brown, Fabolous and the list goes on. TSOB Records distinguishes itself from other start-up labels by working hard at producing quality music for yesterday, today and tomorrow. Equipped with just a small staff and an artist roster of only 5 their music covers five genres of music. They have created a sound that is both hip and refreshing. The roster includes Shiz of "Etcetera" who has placed on the Grammy Nominee Ballot twice, in 2005 and 2007. R&B artists Cocoa Sarai and Sha' bring back-to-basics soul and melodic flavor, while Bx's own Jhett-O-Nasis bring street savvy rhymes and block huggin' swagger.
Collectively TSOB Records works as a team and are dedicated to their craft. On a normal day TSOB studios, nestled in an east section of Brooklyn, bangs out nothing but hits. "Our studio is just as up to date as the great city studios," say Joel, the CEO of TSOB Records. "When it is time to create masterpieces all of it done here."
"BACKIN UP" - ETCETERA
This is the first single from the album and was #1 most added at Radio and has continued to rise up the charts.
Etcetera first hit the scene in 2000 and continued with a string of underground hits, labeling them one of the best underground chart toppers in their class, as well as establishing them as premier writers and producers. Etcetera has always been a group of diversity. This was demonstrated with their 2004 hip-hop rock release "Oh No" which landed them a 3 category ballot nomination at The 47th Annual Grammy Awards. With their follow-up record "Welcome 2 Brooklyn" Etcetera has once again hurdled further into the hip-hop chronicles with their 2nd ballot nomination in 3 highly competitive categories at The 49th Annual Grammy Awards, as well as theme music on a popular video game show. With these honors and a deal through Universal now in their favor ETCETERA has advanced themselves to the next step...mainstream.