Santos de Los Angeles debuted his first album Yerba Tribe-Love and Revolucion, independently in 2003, and won the Latin Alternative Music Conference’s Battle of the Bands hosted by Bacardi Silver.
Santos de Los Angeles began his music career in 1998 performing with Latin Reggae group Yerba Tribe, during his first year at UCLA. Born in Jalisco, Mexico, but raised in the streets of Los Angeles, Santos grew up surrounded by violence and crime. Raised by a hardworking single mother, developed a strong hunger in Santos that has led him to try and find an exit from poverty, and make his way to college. Learning to play guitar at the age of 13, Santos refined his musical ability performing with Mariachi and singing Latin Boleros giving him an outlet to express his inner passions and frustrations.
Santos de Los Angeles promotes a strong spiritual message calling on city youth to seek a connection with ancient values that are more in tune with sacred earth wisdom. He hopes sharing his own experiences might help others find a way out of a negative street mentality.