MR. SLETNER: THE MUSICAL ANOMALY
A ONE-MAN BAND FUSING HIP-HOP AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC: ENRICHED BY ORIGINALITY, INTELLECT, HUMOR, AND UNAPOLOGETIC HONESTY
Mr. Sletner, also known by his alias Raw B, is far from your ordinary artist. For nearly three decades, he has been a dynamic presence in the Pacific Northwest’s music scene, serving as a music producer, musician, DJ, emcee, and performer. His profound musical background has allowed him to effortlessly blend the realms of hip-hop and electronic music, earning him a devoted following and keeping him at the forefront of musical innovation.
Remarkably, Mr. Sletner has independently self-distributed and sold over 250,000 copies of his solo works, a testament to his unwavering determination in his musical journey. Notably, he’s achieved notoriety as a highly esteemed member of various music groups, including Massive Verbal Assault, DPS, The Boxcutters, and the III Kings. With the III Kings, their rapid ascent was highlighted by winning first place at the “Northwest Sound-off, Battle of the Bands” within just a year of formation.
Over the years, Mr. Sletner has orchestrated and graced thousands of stages with his remarkable talent and captivating showmanship. His prowess even led him to be recruited as an opener for a multitude of renowned musicians, including LL Cool J, Sevendust, Tech 9, Devin the Dude, Andre Nickatina, Knobody of the Hieroglyphics crew, Brotha Lynch, Slick Rick, Petey Pablo, Rass Kass, The Dazz Band, Collie Buddz, and many more.
Mr. Sletner’s distinguishing feature is his penchant for intelligent and witty lyricism, setting him apart from the rest. His music possesses an unparalleled and thought-provoking sound that can make you dance, laugh, cry, and contemplate, often all in a single track. As a modern-day virtuoso and a unique anomaly in the world of hip-hop, Mr. Sletner, or Raw B, consistently defies expectations, consistently pushing the boundaries of what music can be.
With nearly three decades of experience in the music industry, Mr. Sletner isn’t merely a seasoned artist; he embodies the enduring power of artistic evolution. His journey is a tapestry woven with rich experiences, real-life lessons, and a perspective that blends humor, intellect, and wisdom, earning him respect and admiration. Truly, he is everything you never expected and a cool icon of hip-hop culture, infusing the genre with authentic flavor while maintaining a relentless commitment to pushing the boundaries of musical exploration.