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"CD Baby Review of SAVAGE SUN's "The Art of Being Alive""

"One of the best we've ever heard" (CD Baby)

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 at CD Baby)

- CD Baby


"CD Baby Review of SAVAGE SUN's "The Art of Being Alive""

"One of the best we've ever heard" (CD Baby)

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 at CD Baby)

- CD Baby


"SAVAGE SUN selected for URB MAGAZINE's "Next 1000" Review"


Melding classical music with pulsating beats and emcee Savage Sun’s hard-hitting flow, the Missouri resident’s sound is unique and emotional. Helped along by a melancholy piano and dizzying violin work, Savage Sun is bringing the focus back to the music. With fourteen years in the game, 35 recorded songs, and eleven 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) - URB Magazine


"SAVAGE SUN selected for URB MAGAZINE's "Next 1000" Review"


Melding classical music with pulsating beats and emcee Savage Sun’s hard-hitting flow, the Missouri resident’s sound is unique and emotional. Helped along by a melancholy piano and dizzying violin work, Savage Sun is bringing the focus back to the music. With fourteen years in the game, 35 recorded songs, and eleven 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) - URB Magazine


Discography

1. Audiomight Presents (2002) / song: Single-handeadly
2. The Character Development Sampler (2003) songs: Circles, Enter the struggle
3. Audiomight Promo c.d. (2003) song: Look the other way
4. Noise from the Cellar vol.1 (2004) song: Enter the struggle
5. The Savage Sun / Conscious Mindstate Promo c.d. (2005)
6. No Shame; My Creation (2006) song: Ghosts of the gangs
7. D.J. Balance Presents: Official bootleg vol.2 (2006) songs: Skybound, We wash away (old version)
8. Miller Bay Productions: Beat Hogs (2007) song: Forced
9. Savage Sun; The Art of Being Alive (2007)
10. Equalibran Productions: The Next Generation of Heads (2007) song: We keep it movin'
11. B.P.K. Records: The Street Tapes, vol.1 (2008) song: Forced
12. Cal Major: Arch City Underground Mixtape (2008) song: We Keep it movin'

"The Art of Being Alive" Distribution/Sales Location:

(NATIONAL)
Missouri, Washington, California, Oregon, Tennessee, New York, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Minnesota, Arizona, Michigan, Indiana, Alaska, South Carolina, Washington D.C., New Jersey

(INTERNATIONAL)
United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, The Netherlands, Scotland, England, Germany, Hungary, Jamaica, Thailand, Provedencia.

Internet: CD Baby, iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, 25 other on-line stores

In Stores:
Amoeba Records, Berkeley, CA
B-Side Records, Berkeley, CA
Replay Records, Stockton, CA
Record Exchange, St. Louis, MO
Vintage Vinyl, St. Louis, MO
Princeton Record Exchange, Princeton, NJ
Pat's Music Center, Philadelphia, PA
Main Stream Music, Philadelphia, PA
Hastings, Kennewick, WA
Hastings, Richland, WA
Adventures Underground, Richland WA
Ganzel's Barber Shop, Richland, WA
Underground Solu'shn, Edinburgh, Scotland
Avalanch Records, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Bio

"Savage Sun" is a one man musical act hailing from Northern California, & currently residing in St. Louis, Missouri.

"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 The Savage Sun will be there to prove you wrong." (Ian Hill/Columnist/Stockton Record & 209VIBE)

Recording & Performing:

Professional Recording Artist of 14 years. At least at least 35 songs recorded in total. One solo album, titled "The Art of Being Alive". One music video for the song "Tight Grip on Nothing". 5 time International Performing Artist. Featured on 11 additional albums (6500+ Units). Performed in at least 16 cities; 4 states; 4 countries. Current Project includes HD music video for the song "Forced".

Press, Accomplishments, Honors:

April, 2009: Chosen for prestigious "Editor's Pick" honor by CD Baby; Featured in album review (CD Baby); Selected for rare honor by URB Magazine's "Next 1000". Featured in artist review (URB Magazine); February 2009: #1 most dedicated artist across all of Facebook & iLike. October, 2008: featured in article/album review (Inbox Magazine); cracked the top 3 indie artists (Myspace) in the state of Missouri. August, 2008: featured in podcast interview (Quiet on the Set / Indianapolis, IN). July, 2008: featured in article/album review (209Vibe). June, 2008: music video for the song "Tight Grip on Nothing" received 5 honors (YouTube), including an honor for the most watched video in France (musician category). April, 2008: featured in podcast interview (The Beat / Monterey, CA); featured in interview (Monterey Herald). March, 2008: featured in article (Tri-City Herald & Atomic Town). February, 2008: mentioned in newsletter (Association of Schools of Public Health weekly publication) for benefit performance at St. Louis' University's 1st Multi Cultural Eve. December, 2007: received official clothing sponsorship & endorsement (Thrust Clothing Worldwide). October, 2007: featured in article (Stockton Record & 209Vibe). Fall 2007: featured in article (California State University Monterey Bay's "Alma Otter"). Summer, 2007: featured in 1/2 page article (Reactor Magazine). December, 2005: selected for MP3 review & was honored as the #1 featured artist (Tri-City Music Archive). 2005, featured in interview (The Bullhorn). Featured artist in My Network TV's "Band Call Out" (FOX), however, ended up 2nd overall. Featured on an illustration as a promotional artist (11:23 Productions). Has received radio play & been broadcasted on radio (SJDC, Power 99.1), as well as Internet radio.