Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sun - Music

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Sun - Music

By Rych McCain Internationally/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist
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Meet SUN
Houston’s Latest Rapper

When it comes to turning out high quality MC’s in the rap game Houston does not have a problem. The city is world famous for its “Screw” sound and has spawned the likes of Chamillionaire, Z-Ro, the late Pimp C, Scarface, Slim Thug, Trae, Keke The Don and others. Joining that illustrious list of master wordsmiths is Houstonian rapper “SUN.” He is the latest on the scene and promises to come out scoring big. SUN’s debut project “The Cause and The Cure” is scheduled for a 2015 first quarter release and comes off the heels of a very successful mix CD that made a lot of noise on the underground rap circuit that put SUN on the map. SUN has had the opportunity to work with some of the top rap producers in the game including Havoc of Mobb Deep, Alchemist, Richie Branson and Apex which has opened the doors of collaboration with major star rappers. SUN’s single from the new project includes “Bad Girl” featuring Lil Scrappy which had been previously released with a video shot by award winning director Michael Artis that saw airlplaly on MTV Jamz and VH1. Another single “Drop Banz” will suit the clubs and offers a steamy, sensuous video. SUN is also set to appear in the upcoming movie “Candy.”
     His name sun is the result of a local DJ who used to call him son and because he is dark friends used to joke about him being burnt by the sun so he changed the “U” to an “O” and carries his blessed dark skin as a badge of honor. After all, the darker the skin the more active the pineal gland (third eye) and the more spiritual one is. Houston is well known for her hip hop “Screw” sound. Is that sound still happening? SUN explains “Oh yeah, screw music is real prevalent now still. With social media and a whole lot of blurred lines music doesn’t really have a specific sound. That’s why Atlanta artist sound like Houston and Houston, Atlanta, New York artists sound like down south. Everybody has a west coast sound so I think its blurred lines with it but we (Houston) still have our screw foundations and definitely our slow pace music tempo.

          What is the concept behind his new project which is the term he prefers rather than CD for “The Cause and The Cure?”  SUN runs it down, “It is a compete project of all original music that covers every emotional, every characteristic you feel throughout your life, throughout the day whether its sexual, anger, love, whatever it may be and every song has the problem and the solution to it.” Sounds like SUN is drawing from personal experience? He laughs, “Yeah definitely a lot of relationship issues, hustle issues both legal like doing a 9-5 everyday to illegal and the continuous struggle so you don’t have to struggle anymore .” He stresses that every song not only has a solution to the problem but offers a positive outlook and thinks everybody should be able to relate to that.

     This is a different concept from the usual violence and inner race name calling so how does SUN address the negative rap that promotes destruction in Black hoods? He says flatly, “It starts with parenting.  I’m a parent myself but as entertainers and being public figures including politicians or whatever, if you have some kind of weight with kids I think it is our responsibility to keep that in mind. And at the same time you have a responsibility to do your job to teach your kids at your house to understand what a lot of these artists are doing. I know a lot of them and they are just presenting their lifestyle be it ignorant or not. Entertainers get a bad name for not being better role models but the role model starts at home.

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