Savage Sun is a one man musical act hailing from Northern California, who currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri. Savage Sun is a sponsored, professional-studio recording and international-performing artist who has received honors such as being featured and reviewed by CD Baby (prestigious Editor’s Pick) and Urb Magazine (Next 1000). In February 2009 Savage Sun was the most dedicated artist across Facebook and iLike.
Style & Content
Artistically speaking, Savage Sun grabs the mic, his guitar and a pen. He writes in all forms. He maintains a relentless focus on attaining as many creative goals as possible in this beautifully amazing, yet fleeting lifetime. Savage Sun takes pride in perfecting songs through a slow and deliberate process, hence the unique sound to each individual song. He does not compare his style to that of any other artist. Mother Earth—Father Sky connected, therefore no definition is needed. He never stays with one style for too long for any reason, as the intention is to create and evolve—not maintain or stagnate. His sound possesses an edge of both darkness and light. Although his style cannot be pigeon-holed, it can be translated through the following qualities: deeply descriptive and thoughtfully profound lyrical expression; heart wrenching yet inspirational artistic alchemy; fierce but uplifting and ever believing true-tale stories from the street as seen through the eyes of one man. Topics Include: praise to the Most High: social rebellion against government crimes: maintaining warrior status: respect for hip-hop culture; hope in the face of impossible struggle; honor of the self; storms of the heart.
Recording & Performance
Savage Sun has been a professional recording artist for 14 years. Since 1996 he’s written, produced and released nearly 40 hip-hop jams and his solo album, The Art of Being Alive. He’s been featured on 12 additional albums—5 of which were pressed in 1000+ units. He has released one professionally produced music video for the song “Tight Grip on Nothing.” Savage Sun has recorded music with artists such as Honest Jon (Ladybird), Rocket One (True Consumers) and Risk One (Official Bumsquad DJs). He has been featured on albums with DJ Premier (Gang Starr) and Little Vic, The Neurologists, Black Spade, Nato Caliph (Plan B) and Pete (The Cuf).
Outside the United States, the international performing artist has performed in New Zealand, Belgium and Costa Rica. Savage Sun has performed in at least 18 cities, 4 states and 4 countries. He performed at the Big Day Out in New Zealand—which included Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink 182, Foo Fighters, Chemical Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, Atari Teenage Riot, Basement Jaxx, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Beth Orton, Frenzal Rhomb, Goldie and MC Rage. He’s shared the stage with numerous talented artists including Akil the MC (Jurassic 5), Bicasso and Sunspot Jonz (Living Legends), Ra Scion (Common Market), Himself (Netherworlds), Pete and Nate the Great (The Cuf), Black Spade, Nato Caliph (Plan B), Risk One (Official Bumsquad DJs), Dj Tminus1, Craig Woodall (Small, The Young, Old Friendly), Dean Smith (The Young, Old Friendly, Schedule) and Dj Vegan (Quivah). He performed at the Scribble Jam Prelims in St. Louis, MO in 2008, and was the replacement act for Bone Thugs & Harmony at the Jungle in Kennewick, WA in 2005.
Press, Accomplishments & Honors
September, 2009—Selected to perform at PlaySTLFest in St. Louis, MO. April, 2009—Chosen for prestigious Editor’s Pick honor by CD Baby. Selected for rare honor by URB Magazine’s Next 1000. February, 2009—Reached the number one most dedicated artist across all of Facebook with the song “The Reason.” December, 2008/January, 2009—Second promotional tour in Colombia, South America. October, 2008—Featured article and album review in Inbox Magazine. Cracked the top three Myspace indie artists in the state of Missouri. Second most dedicated artist across all of Facebook. August, 2008—Featured in podcast interview with Quiet on the Set / Indianapolis, IN. July, 2008—Featured article and album review in 209Vibe. June, 2008—Music video for the song Tight Grip on Nothing received five honors, including one for the most watched You Tube video in France in the musician category. April, 2008— Featured in podcast interview with The Beat / Monterey, CA. Featured interview with Monterey Herald. April, 2008—Promotional tour in The Netherlands, Germany, England and Scotland, Europe. March, 2008—Featured article in Tri-City Herald & Atomic Town. February, 2008—Mentioned in Association of Schools of Public Health weekly publication for benefit performance at St. Louis University’s First Multi Cultural Eve. December, 2007—Received official clothing sponsorship and endorsement from Thrust Clothing Worldwide. Promotional tour in Colombia, South America. October, 2007—Featured articles in Stockton Record and 209Vibe. Fall 2007—Featured article in California State University Monterey Bay’s Alma Otter. Summer 2007—Featured article in Reactor Magazine. December, 2005—Selected for MP3 review and was honored as the number one featured artist by Tri-City Music Archive. 2004-2005—Featured interview with The Bullhorn. Featured artist in My Network TV’s Band Call Out (FOX), finishing second overall. Featured artist in a promotional illustration by 11:23 Productions.
Savage Sun has received more than 1,650,000 iLike dedications. He’s received radio play on SJDC 89.5, been broadcasted on pirate radio, provided radio station drops for Power 99.1 as well as for Internet radio. He’s won myriad on-line competitions including PoliRock’s Become a Legend contest, Ultimate Fight Song and Versus Challenge:Installment 30. Savage Sun has been scouted for A&R submission to major labels.