The Dividends is an American musical duo that consists of Grammy Award winning producer S1 (aka Symbolyc One) and singer/songwriter Sarah Jaffe.
S1 has worked with Jay-Z, Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Game, and Kanye West. Jaffe has received praise from the Dallas Observer, USA Today, and Rolling Stone Magazine. She has toured with several top artists including Norah Jones and recently performed live on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
The two first met at a session where Jaffe collaborated with The Cannabinoids (a group of music producers that features both S1 and Erykah Badu) to collaborate on a remix of Jaffe’s hit single “Glorified High.” After that meeting, S1 and Sarah connected and collaborated on more music and thus 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 and messages.”
The first three songs that the super group has collaborated on were picked up by major recording artist and scheduled to be released this year. 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.“
The group’s first EP release entitled “Far From Away” is on pace to be released this fall.