Download The #Versatility Buzztape for FREE!

Get your free download of Suave's latest project, The #Versatility Buzztape here!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year to all of Suave's family, friends, and fans around the world! The New Year means all NEW music from Suave! First up, the #Versatility Buzztapes, arriving at on January, 7th 2011 - just in time for you to celebrate Suave's bday with SOUL! #suaveishere

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New LIVE Track from Suave

We promised our Facebook family a LIVE track from Suave this weekend - now it's time to deliver! Check out this acapella portion of Suave's performance at the 3rd Annual Holladay Hop presented by Dubla Music at The Big Top and let us know what you think! #suaveishere

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Suave's Weekend Shows

Last night, Suave rocked the crowded at Dubla Music's 3rd Annual Holladay Hop at The Big Top! We'll be releasing a special LIVE audio clip from his performance this weekend, so stay tuned. Shoutout to JusKwam and our entire Inner Recess family for the good vibes!

Tomorrow night, you can find Suave vibin' out at a special Soulcial Engineering Edition of Liberation Lounge featuring the soul brother Elliot Luv plus David X, Exquisite, Liqwid, Tank, and the Mighty Mighty BlackStar Bangas. Make your way to BlackStar Books and Caffe early - the open mic starts at 7pm!

Before you head to the show, check out Suave's newest release from the #Versatility buzztapes, Feelin' Your Vibe ft. Hansum Rob - you can even download the track directly from the site! #suaveishere

Thursday, December 9, 2010

FREE Suave Downloads

Now you can download ALL the tracks from the Suave Is Here blog - FREE! Every track on the site is now available at, including Feelin' Your Vibe from the upcoming #Versatility Buzztapes. Download the whole set and tell a friend! #suaveishere

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dear Seoul: Suave is Here!

We've noticed the tremendous amount of love being shown from our readers in South Korea and wanted to say kamsahamnida! Follow Suave on Twitter and Like the Suave Facebook page to stay updated on new music, photos, and videos, too! Please comment to let us know how you first heard Suave and what you think of his music. Keep it up, and we may just bring some #NOLA soul to Seoul! #suaveishere

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Exclusive NEW Music!

As promised, today's exclusive NEW music is posted and ready for your review! Go to the NEW Music Page to hear "Feelin' Your Vibe" by Suave, featuring Hansum Rob of BFAM's MarkRob. Check out our new media player while you're on the site - play all Suave's posted songs on one playlist, even if you visit another website! #suaveishere

Suave's Holiday Shows

It's that time of year again, and Suave is ready to put some soul back in your holidays! Check out Suave's holiday show schedule to find out when and where you can see the busy soul singer in the upcoming weeks.

And make sure you mark your calendars for the biggest celebration of them all - Suave's Annual Birthday Bash! This year, we're celebrating Suave's revolution around the sun with the brightest NOLA talent in a huge live recording session at Inner Recess Studios. Like the Suave Is Here Facebook page for info on how you can celebrate with Suave and even earn a spot on the upcoming #Versatility buzztapes! #suaveishere

Monday, December 6, 2010

Get to Know Suave!

Check out the NEW biography page on Suave Is Here to learn more about Suave, his music, and his upcoming projects - including the live recorded album, The Feel Good Movement. New music is coming your way this week, so Like the Suave Facebook page and follow Suave on Twitter for all the latest updates and info!

More Photos of Suave's Live Performances!

We've updated Suave's Facebook page with new photos from his live performances! Check out the album to see how Suave vibes out around New Orleans and on the road with The Soul Star Rhythm Section, The Mighty Mighty BlackStars, and others of your NOLA favorites!

Make sure you "Like" Suave's Facebook fan page for info on live shows, exclusive music, and studio updates. Even more photos will be coming soon! #suaveishere

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Blog Design!

The Suave Is Here blog has had a complete overhaul! We gave it an all new look and layout designed to keep you updated on all of Suave's new music and live performances. Subscribe to the Suave Is Here RSS Feed, like the Suave page on Facebook, and follow @SuaveIsHere on Twitter to be the first to know about free shows, giveaways, and new music! Check out the new look and comment - we want to know what you think! #suaveishere

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weekend of Soul

Suave and the Soul Star Rhythm Section would like to thank everyone for an amazing weekend of live shows and good vibes! Look out for the video footage of our Saturday night performance at the McKenna Museum of African American Art for Noyo Presents: Pass It On. Suave, the Mighty Mighty BlackStar Bangas, and Babatunde Omowale put on a show you had to see to believe! Then, Sunday night, we brought that same funk to Liberation Lounge at BlackStar Books and Caffe - and we can't wait to do it all again on November 28th!

Make sure to follow @SuaveIsHere on Twitter for updates on live shows, videos, and new music - the Hip Hop Soul Revival movement is underway!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pass It On: Open Mic featuring Suave

Come vibe with Suave and the Soul Star Rhythm Section live tonight at the McKenna Museum of African American Art for NOYO Presents: Pass It On. The event will feature an open mic with performances by NOLA's up-and-coming spoken word artists, poets, and singers, plus beautiful jewelry handmade by local artists, and, of course, the Hip-Hop Soul Revival!

Check out the event page here for more information and make sure you follow Suave on Facebook and Twitter for updates on all his live performances.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Live Shows: November 13 -14, 2010

This weekend, you've got two chances to see Suave in New Orleans! Saturday and Sunday night, Suave and The Soul Star Rhythm Section will be performing live at The McKenna Museum of African American Art (Central City) and BlackStar Books & Caffe (Westbank). Click here for more information and follow Suave on Twitter for updates on other shows!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Videos: Suave w/ Li'l Dee & Flow Tribe at the Dragon's Den

Check out two new videos of Suave with Lil Dee God's Gift and Flo Tribe for the Stop The Violence concert at The Dragon's Den on Suave's video page here.

The Stop the Violence concert was also featured in the October 23, 2010 Edition of the Louisiana Data New Weekly. Click the link to read how Suave and other members of the New Orleans Hip-Hop Community including Lyrikill, Tacaloc, and Rico Gotem are working together to curb violent crime in NOLA.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Suave Live at The Howlin' Wolf

Suave will be performing live at The Swap Meet to Help Fight Sickle Cell on Thursday September 23 @ The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Click the link for more info.

Tweet @SuaveIsHere or send an email to to get hooked up with $5 tickets by being on Suave's guestlist! We hope to see you there for great music and great vibes for a great cause.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Suave Performs with Sunni Patterson - July 11th

Join Suave for an acoustic performance as he shares the same stage as acclaimed Def Poet, Sunni Patterson, this Sunday, July 11, 2010 at Black Star Books & Caffe for Liberation Lounge at 7pm.

The show will also feature the beautiful iCon the Artist of Team Sno (Slam New Orleans) and band Babatunde Omowale.

Black Star Books & Caffe is located on the west bank of New Orleans at 3211 General Meyers Ave.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Live Shows: June 27 - August 8, 2010

Suave keeps adding show after show to his list of live performances! Check out his upcoming events here and follow @SuaveIsHere to stay updated!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Download The Hip-Hop Soul Revival on!

The biggest mixtape website in the world, DatPiff, has posted and sponsores Suave's EP The Hip Hop Soul Revival! The movement is underway, so download The HHSR to show your support.

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Video: Suave Is Here (An OUR Ent.Production)

Suave, BFAM Music Group, and OUR Entertainment are proud to premiere the new video for Suave Is Here directed by Rahbee Dat! Click here to check out the video and Tweet @SuaveIsHere to let Suave know what you think!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Suave's Upcoming Live Shows

Friday, May 21, 2010
Suave & The Soul Star Rhythm Section

The NV Bar & Lounge 1901 Poydras Street 9pm

Saturday, May 22, 2010
American Cancer Society Greater New Orleans Relay for Life

UNO Lakefront Arena 2am (Sunday)

Friday, May 28, 2010
Suave & The Soul Star Rhythm Section @ Blueology

The Howlin' Wolf Den 9pm

Friday, June 11, 2010
BFAM Music Group preents: Whutz Ar'N Bee? Tha Concert

Featuring Live Performance by Queztion 7
Le Roux Reception Hall 1700 Louisiana Ave. 8:30pm

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Suave Performs Live at Good Friday Soul Event

BFAM Music Group x The Blue IX Soul Lounge x Our Entertainment presents Good Friday Soul with Suave & The Soul Star Rhythm Section and introducing BFAM Music Group's own Tha Lost Souls.

Come join us for drink specials, good soulful vibes, and live hip hop soul music at The Howlin' Wolf Den (on the corner of S. Peters and Julia St).

Doors open at 9pm with the show kicking off at 10:15pm.

OUR Entertainment will be presenting the premiere of Suave's music video for Suave is Here, the directorial debut of OUR Entertainments's own RaBee Dat.

We'll be spinning the best of "real" Hip Hop and Soul plus a lot of music from the local underground music scene!!!

Tickets are $5 and presales are available by emailing

Many special guests will be in the building!!! You dont want to miss this groove!!!

All Presale tickets include a link to new exclusive music downloads from Suave and The Lost Souls!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Suave Featured on

When is the last time you saw an underground artist from New Orleans featured on the same blog site as Quincy Jones, Mary J. Blige, and Erykah Badu? If you're a reader of (which you should be), then that day would be today.

Suave and his newest project, The Hip Hop Soul Revival, earned a stellar review on Kevin Nottingham's Soulful Sundays post in which contributor Justin Ivey writes:

The newest project from New Orleans artist, Suave reconnects us with the spirit of soul music. His thought-provoking lyrics and subtle baritone harmonies take us on a ride through the thoughts of a young black man striving to better himself and the world. [...] Suave’s album addresses hate and promotes love. So creatively and masterfully relevant for those new to hip hop soul and those who already cherish the genre.

Check out the article for yourself by clicking here and make sure to download your copies of Sunny Soulful Summer Day and Remind Me of Music while you're there!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Suave's Upcoming Performances

If you haven't seen Suave perform live, you are truly missing out on a soulful experience! Fortunately for you, Suave will be on stage three times in the next two weeks, so there's no excuse not to be a part of the Hip Hop Soul Revival movement.

On Saturday, March 27, 2010, the bonus track from The Hip Hop Soul Revival EP, Pain B4 Progress, will become a part of the 9th Ward Renaissance Art Exhibit at M. Francis Art Gallery (3232 N. Galvez) and Suave will be performing at the exhibit opening from 2pm to 6pm. The exhibit will be ongoing for 3 months, so make sure you stop by to hear Suave's feature and to support a worthy cause.

Be at The Hookah (309 Decatur St.) on Sunday, March 28, 2010 for The Tru Soul Experience featuring Suave and Elliot Luv. The night will be hosted by iCon the Artist with guest appearances by Kyla Bainbridge and Likwid & Mario Abney on the trumpet. The show begins at 7pm and is FREE!

And if you've been waiting for a unique, soulful music event in New Orleans, mark your calendars for Friday, April 2, 2010. Suave and BFAM Music Group will be hosting a night of uncompromising music entertainment at The Howlin' Wolf Den (S. Peters & Julia Street). The night will feature the premiere of the music video for Suave's single Suave Is Here, directed by Robert Ra'Bee Carpenter of OUR Entertainment. Stay tuned for more details about what is sure to be an incredible night!

For more information about Suave's upcoming performances, or to book Suave for your event, email all inquiries to

Friday, March 5, 2010

Suave to Perform at the Kicks & Snares Sneaker Exchange

Coming up on Saturday, March 13, 2010, Suave will be performing with the legendary Pete Rock alongside Skipp Coon, Lyrikill, Dee-1, Bzy Bee, Nesby Phipps, and many more at the Kicks and Snares Sneaker Exchange. This event is presented by soundCLASH and BlackSmith and will feature live graffiti, breakdancing, an MC Battle, great networking, an artist showcase plus DJ E.F. Cuttin and DJ Tony Skratchere all under the roof of the famed Howlin' Wolf [907 S. Peters Street, New Orleans, LA].

The Kicks and Snares Sneaker Exchange will kickoff at 3pm on Saturday. Suave also has pre-sale tickets available for $10, so get yours today!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Testing 1,2,3...

We're testing out the functionality of the new Twitter and Facebook feeds from the Suave is Here blog. You an now receive blog updates right in your Twitter timeline or by following the Suave Fan Page on Facebook! You can also follow the RSS feed or add it to your own blog by clicking here.

Thanks for all your continued support!
Peace and Blessings!

The Hip Hop Soul Revival is Available NOW!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Hip Hop Soul Revival

It's been a long time coming, but The Hip Hop Soul Revival is finally here!

This eclectic album blends elements of hip hop, jazz, neo-soul, spoken word, and live instrumentation to create a vibe that is undeniably New Orleans and uniquely Suave.

In addition to the soulful vocals of Suave, The Hip Hop Soul Revival features local hip-hop artists such as Lyrikill, Caligula, Focus of The Lost Souls, and Elespee, fused with the smooth saxophone of Erion Williams of the Soul Rebels Brass Band and spoken word performed by iCon the Artist of Team SNO.

The Hip Hop Soul Revival was produced by some of the hottest talent in NOLA, including The Pro Prospek for Guerilla Publishing Co., All Work No Play Productions, and A.D. Future of BFAM Music Group.

Purchase your copy of The Hip Hop Soul Revival or any of the singles, including Soulful Sunny Summer Day and Remind Me of Music today! And don't forget to become a fan of Suave's Facebook Page and to follow him on Twitter for more updates on shows and exclusive material!

The music video for Suave Is Here! will premiere soon on RaBeeTV. Subscribe now on YouTube for the official release date.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Suave Is Here!

Indeed, Suave is here!

Welcome to my new artist blog! First of all, I'd like to thank my fans, the old and the new, for their continued support - this blog is for you. For info about my shows, links to new music, exclusive backstage info, and more, just visit me here.

Don't forget to check out my page on ReverbNation to hear songs from the new album, The Hip Hop Soul Revival, also available on iTunes!

There's much, much more on the way, including pictures from shows, music videos, and chances to win tickets to come see me perform, so stay tuned!

Peace and blessings!