Sterling Green
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Sterling Green

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Hip Hop Soul




"Sterl LeMoor"

Sterl Le Moor is now a legend in his own vision and mind set . . .I mean . .he samples the legends from yesterday and adds new and funky rhythms you'll like today. His music is original, yet still has the swagger of Black Sheep or Doug E Fresh flowing in and out of his tunes. What I like about his sound cloud album at is Tjonez and his jazzy grooves. Tjonez is a friend and producer for Sterl and has recorded some of the funkiest beats I haven't heard in a long time. They work together on a track called Top Flow – a very classic 60's sample with a nice piano lightly bouncing through the beat. This song has got to be the nicest beat yet.. ..after Changes which was produced by Tjonez, alone.
What makes this album interesting are the choices made in sampling. The tunes create a nostalgia of a past that was popular, yet forgotten. Sterl's first track, “**IT Happens”, takes us back to Black Sheep and adds an unfamiliar beat you might like to hear. The song is different, yet borrows from the past like most hip hop tracks . .. only these borrowed beats were hip hop, as well. You can't go wrong by picking winners . . .so Sterl steps out and records another favorite of mine – The Next MLK – where he explains things are so bad these days .. . a second coming of MLK has got to be realized. The country needs a bandage and the only person to cover our wounds was MLK – a new leader might be helpful . . .but listening to Sterl's sample of a 60's melody depicting the civil rights movement was topical. Everything fit into place and the beats are still funky.. . .
Showin Off is a good Doug E Fresh sample of Inspector Gadget or a similar beat. . . .This song was a hit and still is after Sterl dissected the song adding his own style to the rhythm. Sterl's choices in production are grade A and keep the listener wanting more. I checked his follower count on the soundcloud and saw 478 and climbing. People are seen below each track commenting on every nuance of every cut . . .All Sterl needs is the right type of promotion and he'll be a hit. Maybe some executive from a record label will finance his tracks on the radio and bring him the attention he deserves. Until then . . .we still can listen to Tjonez while they're still attending college and working on new samples. Tjonez seems to be the early 70's – late 60's type of guy. He focuses on tunes we hear in movies played on UHF during the weekend. Sterl, on the other hand, will grab a tune from Tribe Called Quest and make a new track that sounds . . possibly even better or more unique. They both make a dynamic duo – something people might pay good money to listen to. . .
How I found Sterl is interesting . . .I must have bumped into him on twitter and followed him out of a field of possibly 10,000 people. One day, Sterl is on my twitter direct box introducing me to his main track . . .which was nice. . .but what I really wanted was the entire album. I entered a few characters and the rest was history. I finally got a peak into the workings of Sterl's next album masterpiece. The whole package is worth tracking down. Just look up the correct soundcloud and you'll hear what I'm hearing . . .a decent album. He'll need a little theatrics to polish off each segue . . . but all in all he has the makings of a good product.
To top off a fantastic hip hop album, I was introduced to a film called Lone Star by Lonley Road Media . . produced by another friend of Sterl's. This film was professional looking and was shot in black and white. Spike Lee couldn't have done a better job of directing. In the many parts to a series of interludes. . .we find Sterl discussing why he became a rapper and how life is like on the road to stardom. The documentary sets the tone for what's to come . . .only . . .no one has become famous , yet. We've heard a top notch album and have seen a very good documentary film. . .but no one has spent any money. The affiliate programs haven't been notified yet. Everything is still in an infantile state of being. The products are grade “A” but the audience is non-existent. All that's missing is promotion . . .or money. Once someone steps up to the plate and chucks down enough for radio promotion, Sterl will live the life of luxury. His stuff will go gold or platinum. . . .because his stuff already looks as though it had gone gold or platinum . . . .

(click the url to listen to a hip hop album) - William Conway (Azur Magazine)

"Sterl The Moor : rap revivalist"

Sterl The Moor isn’t rapping just to rap; he wants his music to be a conversation piece for his listeners.
Inspired by the intellectual and artistic achievements of the Moors of the ancient world, UTSA student Sterling Green — “Sterl The Moor” — wants to give meaning back to hip-hop music.
Green, an information systems major, has been doing more than studying. “I have been working for two years on my most recent CD. It is my first batch of original music,“ said Green proudly, referring to his first EP, “The Awakening,” that dropped Dec. 7.
Green views mainstream hip-hop as repetitive, watered down and meaningless; instead, he finds inspiration from old school rappers like NAS and alternative artists like J.Cole.
“NAS definitely inspired me a lot because when I look at hip-hop, I look at it as more than a genre,” said Green. “I feel like it’s a lifestyle. I feel like NAS kept it real because he didn’t really try to have a certain sound to fit popular demand. He was really just talking about what was going on in a unique and original way,” continued Green.
For Green — a natural born innovator who dislikes following the status quo — originality is a big concern. Through his music, he tries to convey originality to all of his listeners and fans.
“What I really want for people to take away from my music is to know that they can be themselves and that they don’t have to try and fit into the mainstream,” explained Green. Along with making his songs unique, Green tries to fill his songs with meaningful content.
“NAS’s content is really what made me feel like he is the best because anybody can rap, but it’s about what it is you are trying to say with it,” Green said.
Rather than aiming for the lavish lifestyle that normally accompanies making it big, Sterl The Moor is all about the art of making music. He views a lust for fame and fortune as detrimental to hip-hop music. “One of the biggest problems we are having today,” said Green, “is people are worrying about the business rather than worrying about the music.”
A lack of quality among mainstream hip-hop motivated Green to pursue a career dedicated to creating meaningful, original art. For Green, “The Awakening” is only the first chapter of his music. “’The Awakening’ is like I am being born into the music,” emphasized Green. “(‘The Awakening’) is what it sounds like when I am just getting my feet wet.”
After listening to a few tracks from “The Awakening,” you really start to understand who Sterl The Moor is and what message he is trying to send. The nostalgic vibe of “Stuck In The Past” and the political undertones of “Lean” exemplify Green’s ability to craft original, significant content.
Just like the Moors who came before him, Sterl The Moor identifies the transmission of art and knowledge to others as his calling. Through his slow, laid-back rap, Green spreads ideas one lyric at a time.
“This is what I feel I am supposed to do,“ said Green. “I definitely have plans for further albums and tapes,” continued the artist, whose first album chronologically narrates his life. “But I want to go in order. I want to tell it like a story — because this is my life.”
Driven to change the face of hip-hop and enlighten his listeners, Green strives to continue creating fresh and original music.
“A lot of the beats that are on this CD are some of my first beats I made two years ago when I was first getting started,” said Green. “I wanted to start from the beginning so I could show my progression as I go on.
“I don’t look at it like I’m just somebody coming out with a CD,” he continued. “I really feel like I have really made a contribution to hip-hop.”
- See more at: - Hayden Houssan (The Pasiano)


Still working on that hot first release.