Styles of Beyond

Infobox musical artist
Name = Styles of Beyond
Img_capt = Styles of Beyond logo
Background = group_or_band
Alias = S.O.B.
Origin = Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre = Underground/Alternative hip hop
Years_active = 1994 – Present
Label = Present: SpyTech Records Past: Machine Shop Recordings, Bilawn Records, Ideal Records, Hi Ho Records, Mammoth
Associated_acts = Fort Minor
Linkin Park
URL = [ Official website]
Current_members = Takbir Bashir (Tak)
Ryan Patrick Maginn (Ryu)
Colton Fisher (DJ Cheapshot)
Jason Rabinowitz (Vin Skully)

Styles of Beyond is an underground rap group from Los Angeles, California, more specifically the San Fernando Valley. The group consists of MCs Ryan Patrick Maginn (Ryu) and Takbir Bashir (Tak), Colton Raisin Fisher (DJ Cheapshot), and producer Jason Rabinowitz (Vin Skully). They have released two LPs and were heavily featured on Mike Shinoda's Fort Minor release, "The Rising Tied". They are currently signed to Shinoda's Machine Shop Recordings label. They are also associated with the Demigodz supergroup which features similar artists such as Apathy, Celph Titled, and 7L & Esoteric.

Grant Mohrman did a remix of the song 'Superstars' called 'Nine Thou' which was featured in the games "", "WWE Day of Reckoning" and "WWE SmackDown vs. RAW". Styles Of Beyond collaborated with Celldweller for a track entitled "Shapeshifter" which will appear on the upcoming album by Celldweller. Shapeshifter is also on the soundtrack for the movie "Redline." They are also working on the first Demigodz LP, Demigodzilla.

Styles of Beyond have also collaborated with SpyTech artists: Lexicon, Sandman, 4-Zone, and Divine Styler. They have also collaborated with: Awol One, The Crystal Method, and Linkin Park.

They have finished their third studio album, "Reseda Beach". The album's producers include DJ Cheapshot, Vin Skully, Rick Rock, J Dilla, Apathy, Divine Styler, Celph Titled, Scoop Deville, Tak's Brother Bilal Bashir, Mike Shinoda & RZA. It will feature rappers RZA, Mike Shinoda, Apathy, Celph Titled & Sixx John. It is executive produced by Mike Shinoda. "Reseda Beach" is scheduled for February, 2008.

Styles of Beyond has also made a mixtape titled "Razor Tag", presented and mixed by DJ Green Lantern, which was released on July 31 2007.

DJ Cheapshot also recently opened his own bar called "Cheapshot's", which is located in Long Beach, California.

Their song "Second to None", which features Mike Shinoda, appears on the , and was also featured in a 30 second promo for FOX's season premieres for "Prison Break" and "K-Ville" as well as the trailer for the 2008 film "You Don't Mess with the Zohan".

Styles of Beyond were on the Revolution Stage at the 2007 Projekt Revolution tour. On a tour date in Mansfield, Massachusetts however, during the Projekt Revolution tour, they were not present.

On December 17, 2007, it was revealed that Cheapshot and Vin had been chosen and hired to complete the entire score for the upcoming A&E original series "L.A. Gang Unit", which is slated for an April 2008 release.

S.O.B. also made an appearance in the music video for the track "We Made It" by Busta Rhymes and Linkin Park [ [ YouTube - Busta Rhymes feat. Linkin Park: We Made It ] ] .

As of September 25, 2008, S.O.B have been released from their contract with Warner Bros./Machine Shop, with full ownership of their "Reseda Beach" record, which they plan to release under a different label. [ [ Ryu reveals S.O.B's departure from Warner/Machine Shop ] ] .


Official Mixtapes

*2007 -- "DJ Cheapshot Presents... Mega Dudical!" (Cheapshot Solo)
*2007 -- "Razor Tag" (Presented by DJ Green Lantern)
*2007 -- ""
*2007 -- "DJ Cheapshot & DJ Marshall Barnes: Party Mouth!" (Cheapshot Solo)
*2008 -- "Jazzercidal Tendencies" (Cheapshot Solo)
*2008 -- "DJ Cheapshot Presents... Mega Dudical 2!" (Cheapshot Solo)


*1997 -- "2000 Fold" (Re-Released in 1999)
*2002 -- "Terraform" (Never Released)
*2003 -- "Megadef"
*2008 -- "Reseda Beach"

=Ribkat Albums/Singles=

*2007 -- "Red Rum"
*2007 -- "The Publik Bizzares EP"
*2008 -- "Whiskey Hill"

ingles/Promo CDs

:From "2000 Fold":
* "Spies Like Us / Winnetka Exit"
* "Easy Back It Up / Part 2"
* "Spies Like Us / Style Warz"
* "Spies Like Us (Remix) / Winnetka Exit"
* "Killer Instinct / Survival Tactics":From "Megadef":
* "Mr. Brown"
* "Pay Me":From "Terraform":
* "Subculture / Windows"
* "Subculture (The projectHUMAN Remixes):Other Singles:
* "Nine Thou (Grant Mohrman Superstars Remix)" (Track featured on numerous TV Shows, Films, and Video Games)
* "":From "Fort Minor: We Major":
* ""
* " S.C.O.M. / Dolla / Get It / Spraypaint & Ink Pens"
* "Get It / Spraypaint & Ink Pens Promo CD"
* "S.C.O.M. / Dolla Promo CD"
* "Petrified/Remember The Name"


*2005 -- Fort Minor - "Fort Minor: We Major"
*2005 -- Fort Minor - "The Rising Tied"
*2006 -- Demigodz - "Demigodzilla"
*2007 -- ""

* "Tweekend" ("Name Of The Game" and "Ready For Action")
* "" ("Nine Thou (Superstars Remix)" and "Shapeshifter")
* "Saints Row" ("Subculture")
* "Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2" ("Subculture")
* "Amplitude (game)" ("Subculture (Dieselboy + Kaos Rock Remix)")
* "WWE Smackdown! vs. RAW" ("Superstars")
* "Technical Difficulties / Underground Sound"
* ""
* "Electromatrix Presents - Contemplation"
* "The Funky Precedent"
* "It Takes A Seven Nation Army To Hold Us Back / Can't Nobody"
* "Eastern Philosophy" ("Can't leave Rap Alone")
* ""
* "The Gold Rush"
* "Turnagain Hardcore 5"
* "Prison Break episode Riots, Drills and the Devil featured Nine Thou (Superstars remix) which is also on the Prison Break Soundtrack
** Also played "Second To None" as an advertisement for the show along with K-Ville
* Trailer for "Crank" ("Nine Thou", does not appear on Soundtrack)
* Trailer for "You Don't Mess with the Zohan". ("Second To None")
* "Magic Doors (Remix)" with Mike Shinoda for DJ Green Lantern's upcoming Portishead Mixtape.
* "The Name of the Game (The Crystal Method's Big A** T.T. Mix)" - off the "Tropic Thunder" soundtrack

Unreleased material

"Terraform" album

"Terraform" is Styles of Beyond's album that was never released, in order to make way for their album "Megadef", although a few tracks from "Terraform" have been released.

The track "Subculture" bears a surprisingly high number of remixes, especially taking into account that the album was never released.

:Released tracks from "Terraform":
* "Terraform" (featuring Divine Styler)
* "Subculture" 3:29
* "Windows (Radio Edit)" 4:50

:Unreleased tracks from "Terraform":
* "Russian Attack" (Featuring Divine Styler)

Other unreleased tracks

*"Don't Feel Bad" featuring and produced by The RZA (cut from "Reseda Beach") [ [ "Don't Feel Bad" - S.O.B. release new track cut from "Reseda Beach" album] , new track featuring and produced by The RZA, 2008.]
*"Chill Pill" featuring Apathy (cut from "Reseda Beach")
*"Radio Clash Freestyle" produced by Vin Scully [ [ "Radio Clash"] , S.O.B. release new track for free MP3 download and streaming on official MySpace, 2008.]


2000 Fold

*"Easy Back It Up"
*"Spies Like Us"
*"Spies Like Us (Remix)"


*"Be Your Dog"
*"Pay Me"

Reseda Beach


External links

* [ Styles Of Beyond's Official Site]
* [ Styles Of Beyond Central]
* [ Styles of Beyond's YouTube channel]
* [ discogs]
* [ Demigodz]
* [ Myspace SOB]
* [ Myspace SOB Ryu]


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