Sarah Jaffe is a singer- songwriter from Denton, Texas. Jaffe’s self-released her first EP titled Even Born Again, gained recognition from Rolling Stone and the Dallas Observer. In late 2009, she was signed to Kirtland Records and released her first full-length album, Suburban Nature, in May 2010. She has previously toured with Lou Barlow, Norah Jones, Blitzen Trapper and Chelsea Wolfe, as well as fellow bands Midlake, Old 97’s and Centro-matic.
Larry D. Griffin Jr. (born August 3, 1976), professionally known as Symbolyc One or S1, is an American music producer from Waco, Texas. He founded the group Strange Fruit Project and is signed to Kanye West’s Very GOOD Beats as a producer. In his role as main producer of the group Strange Fruit Project, Griffin’s style and production range includes R&B, soul, underground and urban/crossover pop. As platinum-selling producer, S1 has worked with artists such as Beyoncé, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Madonna, Babyface, Talib Kweli, The Game, Stat Quo, Rhymefest, Rah Digga, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Little Brother, Big Sean, Lecrae, and Erykah Badu, as well as being a core member in Badu’s electronic band The Cannabinoids.
Symbolyc One and Sarah Jaffe first met at a session where Jaffe collaborated with The Cannabinioids to collaborate on a remix of Jaffe’s hit single, “Glorified High.” After that meeting, S1 anf Sarah connected and collaborated on more music and this the birth of The Dividends. “The definition of ‘The Dividends’ is distribution of profits,” says S1. “We feel that we are distributing something of value thru our music messages.” The first three sons that the super group has collaborated on were picked up by major recording artist and scheduled to be released. This immediate success has led the two to continue to work on more music together because according to S1, we feel as if we have created a new sound and have something special together.”
Watch the behind the scenes of creating Eminem’s “Bad Guy” with The Dividends:
The Dividends will perform June 24, 2016 with DJ Sober and Sam Lao at Trees Dallas in Deep Ellum. purchase tickets, here.