Two-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter/producer Eric Roberson visits Google in New York for a special (and fun!) performance. You can follow him on Twitter: @iamericroberson.
For the past fifteen years, Roberson, also known as "Erro" by adoring family, friends, and fans, has remained a prevalent force in today's music. Elements ranging from Soul, R&B, House, Hip-Hop and more can be detected throughout Roberson's original and contemporary sound.
His music is personal, poetic, positive and progressive. It is classic music presented in an untraditional fashion. Eric Roberson has truly established himself as a leader in Independent music, refusing to fit into any mold, but creating a path of success of his own to follow.
Roberson, a New Jersey native and graduate of Howard University was introduced to the world in 1994 with his debut single "The Moon" released on Warner Bros. Records. In 2001, the entrepreneurial Roberson established his own independent record label Blue Erro Soul. Since then, and in keeping up with the current supply and demand for more "honest music", he has released 7 albums under his label: Esoteric Movement, The Vault 1.0, The Vault Vol. 1.5, The Appetizer, Erro Live: Vol. DC,...Left, and Music Fan First; all of which prove to bring a smile to the face of listeners from the sound of the very first note. Look out for his new album, Mr. Nice Guy in 2011!
With a multifaceted body of work heard more often than many realize, "Erro" has earned the great respect and admiration of his peers and fans. Recognized for his undeniable talents, he became the first independent artist to be nominated for a BET Award in 2007 and was the recipient of the Underground Artist of the Year BETJ Virtual Award with Rahsaan Patterson in 2008.
Roberson has worked along the side of, as well as written for, many established producers and artists; some of whom include DJ Jazzy Jeff, Osulande, Jill Scott, Musiq, Carl Thomas, Vivian Green, and Will Smith.
Roberson's 2009 project Music Fan First (debuting at #5 on the ITunes R&B/Soul charts), is a celebration of the ultimate partnership between music and its fans. His seventh album contains over an hour and 15 minutes of nonstop music presented in 17 new songs. The CD artwork is a 28-page tribute to music and its faithful followers, including over 700 pictures of music fans from all over the world, who submitted photos. With features by musical friends such as Lalah Hathaway, T3 of Slum Village, Wayna and several others, Eric held nothing back in creating the musical portrait he had in his head.
As Eric continues to blaze through the industry under his own terms and in his own unique fashion, his name continues to become as well known to music fans all over as some of his major mainstream counterparts. His originality, dynamic live performances, impressive freestyles, genuine humility, and his ability to connect with people through his music, has earned him the respect, appreciation, strong following and the support of fans all over the world.