BR is a hip-hop artist from Brooklyn, New York. BR (Beyond Recognition) has developed a cool, energetic and focused style over his years working both with other groups and on his own. BR put together TIMEBOMB, a seven-piece band, in 2002. For the past seven years BR and TIMEBOMB have performed at a number of venues in and around New York City, including Studio 54, Webster Hall, Union Square Park, NAMA (New Amsterdam Musical Association), the National Black Theater and The Apollo Theater; and have ventured out of NYC to clubs in NJ, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Hofstra University on Long Island and Oberlin College in Ohio.
TIMEBOMB features Olivia Martinez (violin/viola), Jibrail Nor (drums), Shanelle D. Jenkins (trumpet), Karnage (lead Guitar) and Stacy Beatty, Jr. (bass). These talented musicians have experience with a wide range of musical styles. Timebomb combines R&B, rock, reggae, funk, Soul, jazz, classical and pop to create music that is strictly hip-hop. Fans of the band have compared BR and Timebomb to OutKast, The Roots, the Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West and Earth, Wind & Fire. BR and Timebomb is a unique combination of their greatest influences.
In addition to "Time Is Now," they have released a full-length album, "Believe in Something Greater (Than Yourself)" and "The David Hustlehoff Project." They also just concluded a successful summer tour of the East Coast and Midwest, and are working on their second full-length album.