Sam Bostic

Sam Bostic

Sam Bostic

Biography

Sam Bostic was raised up from the Richmond, CA bootstraps, where true pimps and playas adorned almost every street corner. Young Sam, was first influenced by his father, William Bostic, the lead singer of several groups that played the Bay Area to L.A. club circuit, most notably the Western Union Band.

Sam Bostic actually taught himself to play several instruments left behind after band rehearsals held in his fathers basement. Though he was warned not to mess with the costly equipment, once everyone was out of sight, his grandmother gave him the green light to carefully “get his learn on.” Sam Bostic happily strapped on a Fender Jazz bass, followed by other axes, and proceeded to perfect his chops emulating the grooves and licks of childhood favorites such as Sly & The Family Stone and Earth, Wind & Fire. Recognizing game, his father invited a then 9- year old Sam to get on the mic during another band rehearsal. When he stomped a mud hole through the Ohio Players’ funk staple “Skin Tight,” dad put young blood front and center for a local TV taping. The funkadelic dye was cast. He was a music junky pure and simple and the energy from a crowd was his fix.

Since that time, Sam Bostic has immersed himself into the full 360 degrees of the music making process. As a member of Art n’ Soul, Sam Bostic impressed Tony Toni Tone’ member Timothy Christian Riley enough that he produced the trio’s debut album. And to this day, you might just catch Sam Bostic sitting in for Raphael Saadiq when his potnas Tim Christian Riley and D’ Wayne Wiggins takes “The Tonyies” on the road for a soul spin.

 While Art n’ Soul is still very much in tact, the group is currently on a temporary hiatus. So Sam Bostic has been flexing his solo skills. Just prior to waxing Soul Supreme, Sam Bostic landed a slot with his Bluesy/Soulful track “1 More Try” in the 2003 Martin Lawrence film, “National Security.” The song was nicely featured during a scene where Martin was frisking and cuffing a butter scotch toned foxy culprit. And now that his album is complete, Sam Bostic is ready, willing and fully capable of taking his package out on the road to give people a show and win the respect of audiences worldwide. Longtime fans may even expect to see members of Art n’ Soul Bostic among his backline.

“This is like my child,” Sam Bostic concludes of Soul Supreme: The Eclectic Collection, which he recorded at home in the Bay Area and mixed in Los Angeles. “I’ve been developing this body of work for a while now. It was the truth… from the very birth of the record.

“This thing I’m doing, it’s not about big name or smoke and mirrors. I wrote, produced and played mostly all of the instruments myself. I wanted to keep it raw and un-cut so I went in the studio, lit some candles and incense, and kept things intimate and spontaneous. “I would sit quietly in the room, and let the music speak to me, just allowing the magic to happen.”

Discography

Sam Bostic - Soul Supreme

Sam Bostic - Soul Supreme

Soul Jones Presents 2008

Production

Little Bruce - XXXtra Manish
  • FootLocka Crew

Little Bruce - XXXtra Manish

Sick Wid' It Records 1994
Master P Presents West Coast Bad Boyz: Anotha Level Of The Game
  • Puttin' In Work

Master P Presents West Coast Bad Boyz - Anotha Level Of The Game

No Limit Records 1994
C-Bo - Gas Chamber
  • All Tracks

C-Bo - Gas Chamber

AWOL Records 1994
E-40 - The Mail Man
  • Ballin' Outta Control

E-40 - The Mail Man

Sick Wid' It Records, Jive 1994
Freaky Fred - Game Check
  • All Tracks

Freaky Fred - Game Check

Let The Trunk Rump Records 1994
C-Bo - The Autopsy
  • All Tracks

C-Bo - The Autopsy

AWOL Records, SMG Solar Music Group 1994
Marvaless - Ghetto Blues
  • Smokin' Da Bomb

Marvaless - Ghetto Blues

AWOL Records 1994
Gelo - Havin' It My Way
  • All Tracks

Gelo - Havin' It My Way

Big Action Records, SMG Solar Music Group 1994
Celly Cel - Heat 4 Yo Azz
  • Heat 4 Yo Azz

Celly Cel - Heat 4 Yo Azz

Sick Wid' It Records 1995
2Pac - Me Against The World
  • Heavy In The Game

2Pac - Me Against The World

Interscope Records, Atlantic 1995
Marvaless - Just Marvaless
  • Just Marvaless

Marvaless - Just Marvaless

AWOL Records 1995
C-Bo - The Best Of
  • Gas Chamber

C-Bo - The Best Of C-Bo

AWOL Records 1995
E-40 - In A Major Way
  • Dusted 'n' Disgusted

E-40 - In A Major Way

Jive, Sick Wid' It Records 1995
Pizzo - Heater Man
  • On My Way

Pizzo - Heater Man

Strong Island Records 1995
E.Z.S.D. - Game 2 Be $old
  • All Tracks

E.Z.S.D. - Game 2 Be $old

Mobboss Records 1995
C.I.N. - '94 Mobsta's
  • All Tracks

C.I.N. - '94 Mobsta's

Real Mob Records 1995
C-Bo - Tales From The Crypt
  • Birds In The Kitchen

C-Bo - Tales From The Crypt

AWOL Records 1995
J-Dogg - Oh So Real
  • All Tracks

J-Dogg - Oh So Real

Rampage Records 1995
Undasett - G's Perspective
  • All Tracks

Undasett - G's Perspective

Triple Beam Records 1995
The Conscious Daughters - Gamers
  • Gamers

The Conscious Daughters - Gamers

Priority Records 1996
Young Pone - Ready Fo Whateva
  • The Rundown

Young Pone - Ready Fo Whateva

Mainline Records 1996
Undasett - Undasett
  • G's Perspective

Undasett - Undasett

Triple Beam Records 1996
I'm Bout It (From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Come On

Various - I'm Bout It (From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1997
The Southwest Riders
  • About My Money

Various - The Southwest Riders

Sick Wid' It Records, Jive 1997
TQ - They Never Saw Me Coming
  • Darlin' Mary

TQ - They Never Saw Me Coming

Epic 1998
E-40 - The Element Of Surprise
  • One More Gen

E-40 - The Element Of Surprise

Jive 1998
11/11 - Creepin' Off To Da Hide-A-Way
  • California Weekend

11-11 - Creepin' Off To Da Hide-A-Way

Pyya Rhythms Records 1998
Celly Cel - The G Filez
  • Get It Crackin'

Celly Cel - The G Filez

Jive, Sick Wid' It Records 1998
J-Bone - Heavy Hitta
  • Heavy Hitta

J-Bone - Heavy Hitta

Bone Marrow Entertainment 1999
J.E.T. - American Dream
  • Hog Heaven

J.E.T. - American Dream

Strickly Platnum Records 1999
A-1 - Mash Confusion

A-1 - Mash Confusion

Sick Wid’ It Records, Jive 1999
Factor - Tha Bomb Connect
  • Gangsta

Factor - Tha Bomb Connect

Strickly Platnum Records 1999
Sick Wid' It's Greatest Hits
  • Sprinkle Me

Various - Sick Wid' It's Greatest Hits

Jive, Sick Wid’ It Records 1999
Obstacles (The Soundtrack)
  • Just A Playa'

Various - Obstacles (The Soundtrack)

Liquid 8 Records 2000
M.V.P.'z Most Valuable Playaz Soundtrack
  • All Tracks

Various - M.V.P.'z Most Valuable Playaz Soundtrack

Certified Records 2000
C-Bo - C-Bo’s Best Appearances ’91-’99
  • What's Going Down

C-Bo - C-Bo’s Best Appearances ’91-’99

AWOL Records 2001
E-40 "The Ballatician" - Grit & Grind
  • 7 Much

E-40 "The Ballatician" - Grit & Grind

Jive 2002
E-40 - Breakin' News
  • Show & Prove

E-40 - Breakin' News

Jive 2003
E-40 - The Best Of E-40: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
  • Sprinkle Me

E-40 - The Best Of E-40: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Sick Wid' It Records, Jive 2004
Cognito Presents That's My Mic

Various - Cognito Presents That's My Mic

Cognito Music, JLM Entertainment 2005
Celly Cel - It'z Real Out Here

Celly Cel - It'z Real Out Here

Realside Records 2005
E-40 & Too $hort - History: Mob Music
  • Sheesh

E-40 & Too $hort - History: Mob Music

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2012
E-40 - The Block Brochure - Welcome To The Soil 1
  • Cutlass

E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2012
E-40 - The Block Brochure - Welcome To The Soil 2
  • My Life

E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 2

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2012
D-Shot - Ghetto
  • Make A Million

D-Shot - Ghetto

Shot Records 2012
E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 6

E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 6

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2013
E-40 - Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 1
  • Programmin

E-40 - Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 1

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2014
E-40 - Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 2
  • Real Game For A Player

E-40 - Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 2

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2014