Publicity Agents Music Series: Latin hip hop Kings - KINTO SOL
La Sangre Nunca Muere, Ella Se Fue, Esa Es Familia,
Hecho En Mexico
La Sangre Nunca Muere
It’s time for brothers, Manuel “Skribe” Garcia, Javier “DJ Payback” Garcia, and Eduardo “El Chivo” Garcia to start getting their over-due credit for contributing to the culture of hip hop.
The members of Kinto Sol, a phonetic knockoff title of the meaning “Fifth Sun,” have been churning out great Latin Hip-Hop music over the years with hardly any radio or concert halls exposure.
Pure and simple, they operate a self-contained system that has a faithful following that also includes the Public Information Officers of Publicity Agents. Quinto Sol derives from and ancient Aztec legend, which the fifth sun set forvever in his lifetime.
The Garcia brothers, based in Milwaukee, Wisc., by way of Chicago, perform all their music in Spanish, which would seem like a disadvantage in English-dominated platforms, though their style can no longer be denied.
Originally from Irámuco, Mexico, the brothers drifted to the United States, living in Chicago and Milwaukee, where they immersed into the hip-hop music scene and identity that caught their undivided attention.
The Latinos’ ability to combine youthful American styles with Mexican heritage resulted in a match made in heaven. The Garcia’s rap lyrics, flow, and DJ turntable skills introduce a new expression of national pride in the Land of the Free.
“Their music is a product of their cross-culture life experiences and a common story among immigrants in search of and in pursuit of the American Dream,” AllMusic.com stated about Kinto Sol on its website.
After the release of their debut album, “Del Norte al Sur (From the North to The South),” in 2001, Kinto Sol has pumped out a total of 14 music CDs that placed the brothers in the hearts, minds, and souls of diversified fans.
Kinto Sol’s sixth studio album, “El Utimo Suspiro” - The Last Sign, was released by Machete Music in October 2010. It debuted No. 1 in the Latin Rhythm section of the Latin Billboard Charts.
Simultaneously tied to American youth culture and their Mexican heritage and community, the Garcia brothers chose rap lyrics and DJ turntables to express their national pride.
Under the name Kinto Sol, the young artists released their debut record, Del Norte al Sur, joining the swelling ranks of Latino artists using their voices for political protest. But slip back to year of 2005 when theses hip hop artists unleashed “La Sangre Nunca Muere” - The Blood Never Dies.
Released on Disa Records, the second largest regional-Mexican label after Fonovisa, “La Sangre Nunca Muere” contains 16 tracks, including “Ella Se Fue,” Esa Es Familia, K-Sol No Juega, and the titled song of the album.
La Sangre Nunca Muere, partly Gangsta Rap in nature, is dedicated the essence of family, economic struggles, and representing pride. The music is entirely authentic in showcasing traditional Mexican styles with the use of harp strings, horns, piano, and percussion. Of course, it’s also blended with hip music genres.
Kinto Sol repeated its musical style with the release of “Los Hijos del Maiz” - The Sons of Corn in 2007. It was also a hit album, which chronicled and challenged the situations of immigrants, economical discrimination, and racism.
“We absorbed Mexican culture to the fullest, but then came of age in America and absorbed American culture,” Manuel “Skribe” Garcia told JSOnline.com. “We really have the Mexican-American view of things.”
Next for PA’s Latin hip hop Kings Series: Akwid, Machete Music and Mariah’s Blah.
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By T. Ray Harvey | PA Public Information Officer and Photographic Artist
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T. Ray (Antonio) Harvey is a Public Information Officer and Photographic Artist for Publicity Agents. Harvey is also the author of The HOMICIDAL HANDYMAN OF OAK PARK: MORRIS SOLOMON JR.