Sagittarius Black

Sagittarius Black

 New York City, New York, USA
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A million cool soldiers marching to war in Brooklyn ready to die for a blueprint of Illmatic peace mailing their 19th letter home to Souljah Boy

Biography

Keith Lamonte Cyrus (December 3, 1985), better known as Sagittarius Black, Sag Black, Sagittarius Brooklyn and Young Sag, is an up and coming rapper and producer of African-American and Trinidadian descent from Brooklyn, New York.

In 2006, Sag met 23 year-old DJ H. Blendz (formerly DJ Gunz Out) through a mutual friend. Together they formed the Brooklyn Collectiv, a music group geared towards developing artists of all genres, encouraging them to become songwriters and exercise creative control over their careers. Through his myspace page www.myspace.com/sagittariusblack they have released dozens of remixes and original works. Da Collectiv's first original song was "New York Rap", which was recorded in March of 2006. Sag's debut album "Burden Of Proof", a musical collage which features original production from himself and H. Blendz, is available for purchase at www.brooklyncollectiv.com and at www.myspace.com/sagittariusblack.

Childhood
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The son of a civil rights activist, Sag was taught at a very young age that change does not occur unless there is action. The rallies, neighborhoods and institutions he would find himself entangled in throughout his formative years would create the self-concious, humble, and dedicated spirit that his lyrics exemplify. Inspired by such artists as Rakim, Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Nas and Mos Def, Sag successfully paints pictures of a young black male trapped between the seedy world of hustlers, pimps, gangsters, and thieves and blends it harmoniously with deep socio-economic issues, and harmless humor that is characteristic of his multi-faceted upbringing.

Discography

The Evolution of Sag Black
Burden of Proof