NEWS Black Sun is currently on tour across the country promoting his long awaited debut album, "Full Eclipse", featuring Cristalis, Slimm Goines, Relentlezz Dre, Multiple Man and "B" Tha B-Boy. You can order the album at http://www.101distribution.com/artist/?id=4419&srh=s, iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, eMusic and Amazon.com. He is available for collaborations and show bookings. NATIONWIDE, please email: PoppaNard@AOL.com for info. DJs: Black Sun is also available to do radio and/or mix-tape drops.
Black Sun - So Whatcha Gotta Say (The DMV Anthem)
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The OFFICIAL video for 'So Whatcha Gotta Say' by Ruff Rhyme Records recording artist BLACK SUN, from the critically acclaimed debut album 'Full Eclipse'. Directed by 20 BELLO. Song is produced & mixed by BIG POPPA NARD
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Coming to you live and direct from the blackhole comes Ruff Rhyme Records recording artist Black Sun aka "Mr. Styles Infinite" representing Virginia. Joined the Ruff Rhyme Records family in 2002 dropping a hot verse on "Real MC Love" from off of Slimm Goines "Notes From The Scribe" album. Black Sun has been on the grind in the mixtape circuit while working on his debut solo album "Full Eclipse". The wait is now over and the "FULL ECLIPSE" IS HERE!!!
Why this name?
Well, as a kid my friends and kids on my block used to call me Black to try and upset me because I was the darkest one but I took to it so it never bothered me. The first name I came up with was J-FINE(Julian Fernandes In Effect) being in a highschool group called AMB(After Midnight Boyz) Then I went solo and became The Ill B Gotton One but I decided to change it to something more personal and meaningful. I picked Black and spelled it BLAK( Born Legend Among Kings)then affixed "Sun" because as a kid I shined like one after oiling my skin down to keep from being ashy, glowing like a calabash.
Do you play live?
Done shows in Michigan, Virginia, Maryland, D.C?Harambe?s, State of the Union, Rec Centers, County events, private parties. I love it, the energy and vibe from the audience. The Detroit,MI gig with Slimm Goines...a long story. The love was unbelievable!
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet has and will continue to push the boundaries of the industry and the artist by making the processes convienent, accessible and wider reaching. I can have folks in Beirut, astronauts on the space station and aliens, if they exist, listening to my ish at the same time. Collaborations is so much easier. You can download, upload and as soon as the copyright thing is better, things are just going to bloom.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
It depends on the offer and the fine print. I couldn't say I wouldn't now. I'm happy with the independent situation right now. Ruff Rhyme Records is the main focus and might be for good. We as a group may partner with a major label if the deal is right I guess.
My musical influences are a plethora of types from Beethoven to Pink Floyd, U2, Sublime, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Aaron Neville, Bob Marley, Al Green, Kool G Rap, Rakim, Wu-Tang, Fugees, The Geto Boys, Chuck Brown, Charlie Parker (the Original Birdman), Curtis Mayfield, Louis Armstrong, Metallica, Muddy Waters and the list goes on. If it moves me, I listen to it. Also live bands and any kind of instrument capture my attention.
My favorite spot in the city (Washington DC) is The Common Share or being in the studio. I would like to visit cities in Portugal, Spain, Brazil and Cuba.
Anything available. I do tracks on Fruity Loops, record vocals on Acid Pro, keyboard, messing with the guitar and bamboo flute. Then Nard takes over with the major stuff like Pro Tools (mixing and recording), major keyboards & drum programming, and so on.
Shouts out to my baby girls and their moms; Big Poppa Nard CEO of Ruff Rhyme Records; resident emcees Slimm Goines, Grymm Da Reapa, Universal Live; Alan "AP" Palmer holding down NX Phase/Wired for Sound Records; Lady Therile, 360/Akira Parker, Relentlezz Dre, Skinny Corleone, Multiple Man, Outskurtz, AK, Richard B, Lee Majors, Ultramaddness and Backstab Tha Kingpin in Detroit, DJ Space, DJ 2 Tone Jones, DJ Christele; My young squad: NBT, Yung Tate, Vernom, Storm; my Sweedish massive, Russian massive, Thailand massive, South African massive, Irish massive; Detroit Underground scene, All the DC Metro supporters, Ms. Tina, Nat, Sa, Ms. Fire,who preordered the first copy of the album; my brother Rafael, my sister Re Re, and of course Mom dukes who listened to all the ruff cuts, and everyone else who supported and encouraged me man.
"So Whatcha Gotta Say" single cover
Slimm Goines,Black Sun & ATL