Sab the Artist

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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, producer
Years active1996-present
LabelsRhymesayers Entertainment
Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings
Associated actsHeadshots

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


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.[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]



  • 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)


  • Actin' Rich (1999) (as Musab)
  • Sab the Artist EP (2010) (as Sab the Artist)
  • 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)
  • Atmosphere - "Earring" from Mi Vida Local (2018)


  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. ^ "Musab Switches To Hiero Imperium From Rhymesayers Entertainment To Release His New Album Entitled Slick's Box". Hip Hop Press. 2007-05-06. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  8. ^ Vasquez, Andres (August 31, 2007). "Musab - The Slicks Box". HipHopDX.
  9. ^ "Rhymesayers Entertainment :: Musab". 2002-10-29. Retrieved 2012-01-29.

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