Named "one of Chicago's ten hottest rising artists" by the Chicago Tribune, 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. Likewise, his commitment to addressing social ills and promoting positive values in his music have drawn comparisons to U2 front man, Bono, and reggae legend Bob Marley...high praise for this industry newcomer. Such reception has enabled him to open for and share billing with a host of celebrated acts including Erykah Badu, Common, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, De La Soul, KRS ONE, Dead Prez and many others. A refreshing blend of 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) without any of the profanity and vulgarity that is prevalent in the genre today. Focusing instead on producing 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 has extended his fanbase to include followers in London, and Johannesburg, South Africa. He has also been featured as a musical guest on a nationwide broadcast of the WGN Morning show and appeared as a performer on the FOX and NBC evening news. 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 and high school level. 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. Currently in the studio, SB is putting the finishing touches on his full length debut album, "Revolusean" which features production from Kanye West mentor, No ID (Common, 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. He is also working on music for the soundtrack and score of the film adaption of the critically acclaimed novel, "Kaffir Boy", while scheduling promotional tour dates in the U.S. and overseas.