Members: Savage Sun
"Savage Sun" is a one man musical act hailing from Northern California. Savage Sun is a sponsored, professional studio recording & international performing artist, who has received honors such as being featured & reviewed by CD Baby (prestigious "Editor's Pick") & Urb Magazine ("Next 1000"). Recently, Savage Sun became the most dedicated artist across Facebook, as well as iLike. Savage Sun has released 1 solo CD/DVD & is currently wrapping up his follow up EP "A Rebel's Odyssey".
"You can't say it's only about the commercialism, the cribs and the money. You can't say rappers are teenage thugs lacking any real talent. You can't - because rappers such as Stockton's Savage Sun will be there to prove you wrong." (Ian Hill/Columnist/Stockton Record & 209VIBE)
"Melding classical music with pulsating beats & emcee Savage Sun's hard-hitting flow, the Missouri resident's sound is unique & emotional. Helped along by a melancholy piano & dizzying violin work, Savage Sun is bringing the focus back to the music. With 14 years in the game, 35 recorded songs, & 11 album features, Sun sees this as his perfect time to emerge out onto the scene with a solo album (The Art of Being Alive). Check out Forced. (Aylin Zafar/URB Magazine)
If you prefer your hip hop with some depth, some interrogative soul-searching, and most of all, some humble intelligence, you've come to the right spot. This is an MC whose approach to lyricism and beatmaking is both abstract and accessible, with a sharp focus on the subtleties of the music and the points to be made with the words. Topics includes spiritual dedications (the soft-but-firm "Requiem Aeternus"), relationships (the heart-wrenching "Tight Grip on Nothing") and the potential trappings of the rap game (the dark bounce of "Filthy Town"). With each track's theme receiving undivided attention, the thoughts are fully fleshed out until the job is done. Using a wide variety of strings and percussion, the beats here hit hard, whether the vibe is slow and steady or decidedly upbeat, and they make solid stepping stones for the collection of infectious hooks that grace the cuts. It gets deep, but Sun's not afraid to get your head bobbin' while he's at it. (Brad/CD Baby)
In an album dedicated to the memory of his father, Savage Sun takes the cerebral approach to The Art of Being Alive, unveiling a barrage of multi-layered rhymes, tantalizing beats and a few clever plays on words. The album is homage to a righteous way of living, sans the preaching and the holiness one would expect from a disc that's so full of positive and radiant energy. Produced in St. Louis, recorded in Seattle, Washington and San Fran and mastered in Hollywood, Being Alive is accompanied by a well-produced cinematic video to Savage's "Tight Grip On Nothing." The album and related video should have Savage's pops, Kenneth Schamber, smiling heavenly down on his offspring, knowing his boy done good.(Toriano L. Porter/Inbox Magazine)
The word diversity comes to mind as I try to put words to this powerful body of work from Savage Sun. Years in the making, this collection of soul script has been worth the wait. The tougher the path, the stronger the individual and Savage Sun lays down the hard won wisdom from a life well lived. The tracks range from soul soothing to heart gripping and ass kicking as the CD swings through the seasons. The delivery and contribution from all involved in this project has made a CD well worth adding to your catalog. (5 Stars)(Kevin O'Shaughnessy/Freelance Journalist)
For style description, recording & performing info, & everything else, connect with Savage Sun through his website: www.savagesun.com