Stevie made a cameo performance with Erik Torenberg CEO of RaptFM at the Quicken Loans Zupdate! Stevie was also the voice of Family Reunion 5 at the Horseshoe Casino in Downtown Cincinnati.Read More
Stephen Q. Soul, or Stevie Soul as he is known on Rapt.fm, used to love to beatbox. That is no longer the case.
According to the nation’s top Neurologist, Dr. Kenneth Atwater, Stevie’s brain can process thoughts in English but can only express these thoughts via beatbox.
“There seems to be a failure of the frontal lobe in the cerebrum to articulate the appropriate words necessary for Mr. Soul to express his thoughts to others,” Dr. Atwater explained. “I don’t understand it, but his beats are sick.”
Stevie Soul has had an extremely difficult time communicating with others due to his condition. He …Read More
Honored to have our “Victor” video featured on the CTF website. NF Hero Victor Chukwueke Receives the Strength and Honor Award at The BeNeFit: A Celebration to Beat NF.
Victor Chukwueke, Wayne State University’s 2011 commencement speaker and a University of Toledo Medical School student, was presented with the Strength and Honor Award at The BeNeFit: A Celebration to Beat NF in Detroit, MI on October 26, 2013. Please click below to view a video about this inspirational NF Hero.
This past Friday at Quicken Loans ISM’s in Action Day at the Detroit Renaissance Center, Dan Gilbert called on Stevie for a impromptu performance as he used Stevie Soul as an example of how the Quicken Loans family of Companies eat’s their own dog food. Discover more about these ISM’: (QL ISM’s)Read More
4 Insights From Techonomy Detroit (By: Josh Linker)
Earlier this week, I had the honor of speaking at Techonomy Detroit, a major conference in its second annual occurrence here in the Motor City. While the conference content ranged from education to city planning, from public/private realms intersecting, from jobs to technology, there were a few common themes of the day overall. While it’s encouraging to see these traits from any number of people, these attributes are that much more powerful when exhibited by the sold-out, at-capacity crowd that attended. For those of us in Detroit, this message is loud and clear …Read More
Battle Rap for the Masses: Detroit startup allows users to rap with people across the world.
On Rapt.fm, people of all skill levels can rap with anyone around the world, either collaboratively or in battle, in real time, through a Skype-like video feed that allows users to see each other. A session lasts three rounds; with each rapper getting 45 seconds to lay down a verse accompanied by a random beat. (READ MORE)Read More
Inspired by the original shopping event that began in the 1950s, Downtown Detroit Days, in partnership with The Somerset Collection, Quicken Loans and Bedrock Real Estate, will transform the corner of Woodward Ave. & W. Congress St. into the ultimate marketplace highlighting some of Detroit’s best brands, artisans and food vendors. Detroit’s premier pop-up biergarten, Tashmoo, will also be there to help create a one-of-a-kind experience.
Join us for an event like no other and get excited about shopping downtown again!
Yesterday at Oakaloosa, Detroit hip-hop group Clear Soul Forces performed on stage with Stevie Soul and the Rapt Collective!
Also sharing the stage with Them: The Palmer Squares, Alex Wiley, Kembe X, Deshawn Supreme & CrackKillz Da G.O.D
Oakaloosa is the region’s first fully philanthropic music festival. Featured acts include Girl Talk & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Buy tix: www.oakaloosa.comRead More
DETROIT (WJBK) - If words can create momentum, then a group of local rappers say business tech companies in Detroit are on a roll. And one young CEO is betting on its success.
“We need to get user growth up. We need to seek more capital and we need to launch our product,” says 23-year-old Eric Torenberg, the creator and CEO of rapt.fm.
The Web site and social media experience is all about rhyming to the beat. “People go on for all sorts of reasons,” says Torenberg. “They want someone to rap with; they want to compete; they want to get noticed.”
The site is backed by Dan …Read More
Five Three Dial Tone Records proudly presents the release of George Morris’ Organ Solo 7″. Four tracks meticulously selected to be pressed which will include a download of a full 10 track Organ Solo album… fifty extremely limited white vinyl versions will be available with an alternate cover, alongside our very first black vinyl record. Weirdo inserts and lyrics and possibly even a free hug coupon come standard. Sharing the stage on this night is James Linck, Stevie Soul & Omar Aragones, and Illy Mack. It’s free, it’s 18+, and it wants to be your best friend.Read More
You walk into a room. You hear a trumpet. You hear drums. Naturally, you think you’re about to look over and see a stage full of instruments. Instead, you see Stevie Soul – Detroit beat boxer, armed with nothing but a microphone…and his incredible talent.
CBS 62 caught up with Stevie, and we got the lowdown on his latest projects – plus his feedback on Detroit music…
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Detroit vs Detroit vs Detroit vs Everybody [http://eatthiscity.com]
“Before I continue let me tell you about the greatest thing I saw that night. Stevie Soul & Omar Aragones as Mayor Hawthorne. A guy beatboxing with a guy playing guitar and singing really well. It was so totally different than what everyone else was doing that it had no choice to stand out. I have no idea why these guys aren’t asked to be on every show in Detroit but you might want to get with the program.”
Full Story - http://eatthiscity.com/detroit-vs-detroit-vs-detroit-vs-everybody/Read More
Stevie along with the Rapt Team Produced and Performed a special segment at the NBA‘s Read to Achieve Event at the Cleveland Cavaliers game in Quicken Loans Arena on March 29th in Cleveland! All in efforts to keep kids Reading, Freestyling & Beatboxing!Read More
Presented by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (“DC3″), DDF is a community curated and supported design festival developed to showcase the talents and abilities of Detroit’s creative communities.
DDF will be concentrated in Detroit’s Creative Corridor, as well as several other Detroit neighborhoods. Official Design Happenings will include studio tours, panel and roundtable discussions, lectures, product and fashion shows, product launches, retail happenings and design battles to name a few.
The DC3 established DDF to connect creatives with one another, expose them to new markets and consumers, and expose Detroit’s creative talent and collective design aesthetic to national and global audiences.
The Story Behind Stevie’s Fathead Commercial + How He met Dan Gilbert in a Bathroom! On Quicken Loans ZING Blog!
“When you get people with these characteristics, like the odd combination of Dan Gilbert and Stevie Soul, you end up with a great product.”
Read more: http://www.quickenloans.com/blog/putting-soul-fathead#ixzz2MMjQCdtXRead More
This performance combines the smooth vocals and acoustic rhythm of Omar Aragones with the vocal drum beat boxing and skat styles of Stevie Soul, performing renditions of classic hits mixed with today’s hits.
The duo can be seen Friday January 18th 2013 at D’Mongo’s Cafe in Detroit at 10:30pm!
1439 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226
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Rapt.fm is the brainchild of Erik Torenberg and Stevie Soul. They, along with CTO Jamie Pitts, aka The Source, created the company (and soon will launch a website) as a way to do three things: 1) teach and promote the art of freestyle rap 2) promote literacy through rap and poetry 3) make some money along the way. I can relate to all three and I have a good feeling all will come true for these guys. Victoria and I recently sat down with them at their headquarters in Detroit’s M@dison building. Here you go:
Read more: http://www.quickenloans.com/blog/raptfm-combines-literacy-beats-rhymes-business-savvy#ixzz2GU2fw4ZSRead More