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Nine Triangles

by Eastern Sunz

Political, environmental hip-hop.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Political Rap
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1. Light
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2. Everybody's Anthem
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3. Understand
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4. Natural Flavors
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5. A Problem
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6. Nine Triangles
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7. Sunzshine
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8. Take This Bullet
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9. Dear Diary
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Intelligent lyrics, captivating production, and timely subject matter are the driving force behind Eastern Sunz fourth effort, Nine Triangles.

In the tradition of Public Enemy and Rage Against The Machine, Eastern Sunz provide a fresh take on political, social, and environmental issues. The Seattle duo, Courage and TravisT, are rapidly gaining respect throughout the West Coast and Nine Triangles aims to solidify Eastern Sunz as a household name.

Nine Triangles offers a powerful alternative to hip-hop's status quo by bringing focus to a wide variety of topics under the guise of identifiable and entertaining music. The album raises important questions regarding the current condition of the world without alientating the casual listener.


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John Book, Music For America

The caregivers for a more positive and brighter tomorrow
Eastern Sunz have been around for six years, and have gained a following in the Pacific Northwest for covering environmental issues. There was a time in this music's history when some one like KRS-One would say that his reality is not a tree, it is not something he sees everyday so he's not going to rhyme about it. However, he did write the infamous "Beef", which talked about how fast food restaurants may be the biggest drug dealers around and that eating healthier may be the best option for everyone. That was very much political and social, and one could speak on their beliefs and perhaps be motivated to make changes in their own lives.

Courage and TravisT are the two MC's who want to be able to teach information in a manner that will make it easily consumable, going into the minds of those who need to hear it, as they do in Nine Triangles (self-released). In "Understand" they get on the spiritual side of things and tell people that respect of ones self and the next man and woman is needed in order to make it through in this life:

Drift on the wind through a rolling savannah
Watching four-legged peoples making good pace at a medium canter
I echo through the heart of a drum beating deep in the slums
And touch the homeless children begging for crumbs
Quietly whisper that a chance gone come, to my daughters and sons
Who walk the planet with definitive purpose
The babies you've been told that they are worthless
Old ladies clutching their purses, and the few who listen close to my verses
All behold a rising sun to the east
Illuminating what was darkness with brilliance and heat
From the pillaged rainforests to the endless concrete
Where CO2 turns to oxygen and cycles repeat
Where violence doesn't stop and the drug dealers meet
And people sell their souls for the secrets they keep
So the shadows grip their hearts till they can no longer sleep
And the world keeps on spinning without missing a beat

The group also touch on the hazards of fast food ("Natural Flavors"), manipulation towards giving a reason for a war ("A Problem"), and pushing to fight for what's right ("Dear Diary"). The group are about exposing the malicious lies our president and vice president try so hard to hide, but when you are in a culture where information can be found and deciphered in seconds, hiding is no longer an option. Courage and TravisT have very different styles, and the way they bounce back and forth between verses makes things flow smoothly. The burning of the one dollar bill on the bill is a metaphor to say that the group sees to destroy anything that is corrupt under the eye of one nation, under a fictitious God who has anything but liberty and justice to offer to its citizens. Nine Triangles is an album that seems to be the solution to a painting that has been thickened with dust and soot for years, and by wiping it away you discover colors and textures that have not been seen in years. Their venom may be too strong for some, but sometimes people need to be poisoned and repoisoned in order to discover how tainted they have become. Listening is the antidote, and Eastern Sunz want to be the caregivers for a more positive and brighter tomorrow.