Savage Sun | The Art of Being Alive

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The Art of Being Alive

by Savage Sun

Mastered by Stephen Marsh, this unique hip-hop concept album showcases a multitude of styles & sounds, including original guitars, pianos, R&B/jazz/rock vocals, & includes an interactive DVD with a cinematic music video.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Underground Rap
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1. Spring Intro
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2. We Keep it Movin'
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3. Ghosts of the Gangs
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4. Requiem Aeternus
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5. Forced
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6. Time Won't Wait
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7. Wither Not
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8. We Wash Away
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9. Skybound
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10. Tight Grip on Nothing
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11. Filthy Town
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12. The Reason
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13. Belly-Sting
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14. End of Days
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15. Autumn Outro
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"ONE OF THE BEST WE'VE EVER HEARD" (BRAD @ CD BABY)

URB MAGAZINE "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)

"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)

Press, Accomplishments, Honors:

April, 2009: Selected by URB Magazine as a "Next 1000" artist; Received album/artist review by URB Magazine; Selected for CD Baby's prestigious Editor's Picks; Received album review by CD Baby. February, 2009: Reached the #1 most dedicated artist across all of Facebook and iLike (song: "the Reason"). December, 2008/January, 2009: 2nd promotional tour in Colombia, South America. October, 2008: featured in article/album review (Inbox Magazine); cracked the top 3 indie artists (Myspace) in the state of Missouri. #2 most dedicated artist across all of Facebook. 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), placing 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.

Professional Recording Artist of 14 years. Nearly 40 songs recorded in total. 5 time International Performing Artist. Featured on 11 additional albums (6600+ Units). Performed in at least 17 cities; 4 states; 7 countries.

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dstrayer

savage sun
yo i love this kids flow, mad energy on all kinds of levels. up n coming artist not to be miss.
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SPARK1DUH?

SAVAGE SUN IS THE TRUTH IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD. VERITAS!
yO, THIS ALBUM IS DOPE! I PUT IT ON MY IPOD AND IT HAD STAYED IN ROTATION SINCE. ANYONE WHO IS A FAN OF REAL HIP-HOP FILLED WITH INSIGHT, INTELLIGENCE, AND FANTASTICAL WORDPLAY, THIS ALBUM IS FOR YOU. HE'S ALSO A KICK-ASS LIVE ARTIST. IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE HIM LIVE. DO IT!
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julian drove

The Savage Sun, a brilliant and vibrant star
Meet a man whose soul is not for sale, who doesn’t understand what it means to fail,
This rebel with a rhythm is poise for revolution… Yes this rebel is the Savage Sun. This album is solid and sharp from beginning to end. The album reflects passion, love, determination and faith. Pick up a copy today, let your self be transported into a surreal experience with this diverse true underground hip hop album that perfectly blends rhythms like R&B, jazz, rock, electric guitars and even blues. The art of being alive definitely one on the hits of 2008!!
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Brad at 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.
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