Sab the Artist

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Sab the Artist
Nationality United States of America
Genres hip hop music
Instruments voice

Sab the Artist
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Background information
Birth nameMusab Saad
Also known asBeyond, Musab, SAB, Minnesota Slicks, General Woundwart
GenresHip hop, pop, R&B
Occupation(s)Rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer
Years active1996–present
LabelsRhymesayers Entertainment
Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings

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

Career[edit | edit source]

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 Siddiq (Brent Sayers), founded indie hip hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment. In 1996, Beyond had the label's very first release Comparison. Dynospectrum's self-titled debut album was also released that year.

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

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 worked with Ultra Chorus of Minneapolis—are instead a fusion of "Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, and Electronic sounds".

Discography[edit | edit source]

Albums[edit | edit source]

  • 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 Artist)
  • Love Is in the Air (2011) (as Sab the Artist)
  • HGH (Heaven, Girls, Hell) (2012) (as Sab the Artist with Ultra Chorus)
  • Deconstruction (2020) (as MInk with Ink Well)

EPs[edit | edit source]

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

Guest appearances[edit | edit source]

  • Atmosphere – "Current Status" and "Adjust" from Overcast! (1997)
  • The Planets – "Global" from The Opening (2002)
  • Atmosphere – "Flesh (Remix)" (2002)
  • Atmosphere – "Southsiders Remix" (2014)
  • Atmosphere – "Earring" from Mi Vida Local (2018)
  • Atmosphere - "Strung" from Word? (2021)

References[edit | edit source]