MP3 Burning Star - HIP HOP/RAP: Alternative Hip Hop
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22 MP3 Songs
HIP HOP/RAP: Alternative Hip Hop, URBAN/R&B: Soul
Burning Star emerged into the Los Angeles music scene in 1998, capturing the attention of a diverse and conscious listening audience. Often described as eclectic soul, this multi-cultural band arranges music that includes an eclectic mix of Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soul, Gospel, Funk, Latin Jazz and Middle Eastern Music. They find inspiration in the cultural diversity and experience of its band members; who offer their own musical influence to create a harmonious sound reminiscent of the late 60's and early 70's, when music was played and its spirit celebrated.
Bringing together seven of Los Angeles' best musicians, Burning star is compromised of: Koliyah Whitecloud (M.C., Lead Vocals), Yoshua Alvarez (M.C.,Vocals), Quincy McCrary (Vocals, Keyboards), "Alter" (Guitar) Emilio Saenz (Bass Guitar), Cisco Huete (Drums), Gerardo Morales (Latin Percussion). The band features lyrics that speak of the constant common struggle for dignity, family, community and strength from culture. Its members not only reach out to their community through their compositions, but also utilize art as a tool for the reconstruction of their community through the participation of community-based programs.
Some of the artist who have influenced the band's sound are Bob Marley, Jimmy Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Tito Puente, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and many more. "All of these great artists have influenced and molded us", said Emilio Saenz, bassist. Now, in a time where Hip-Hop plays a huge influence on popular culture, and also leads an ethno-cultural movement, Burning Star combines these elements to create their own melodic sound.
Gaining their reputation as an explosive live act with dynamic stage presence, Burning Star has opened up for and performed with a wide range of artists , such as : Mos Def, KRS One, Black Eyed Peas, Ozomatli, and Linkin Park. And have performed at major concerts and festivals, like the Cypress Hill Smokeout, the B-Boy Summit, Phuture Music Festival and DUB Magazine's Anniversary Bash. The band also recently concluded a California tour with the Grammy award wining, high-energy group-Ozomatli.
In the renaissance era of Hip-Hop, Burning Star is bridging the gap between the old and new. Their cross over appeal has lead to a devout following that virtually no other underground artist or group has achieved without aggressive marketing and promotion. Due to their diverse sound, their fan base often ranges from hard-core metal kids, to serious Hip-Hop heads.
Burning Star is an eclectic fusion of world music, at a time in the industry where "music" is often created in the boardroom. Their compositions are original, melodic and high energy, played by musicians: not programmers using samples and loops. Their songs are not only strong, but also positive, spiritual, social and political with a universal message of: "unity through music" This is a collective, you wont want to miss.
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