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Hailing from Queens, NY, check out the artistic styles of Eric Sosa!
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His music speaks for itself and to the masses. As a result of an insatiable dedication to self-reinvention and learning the ins –and-outs of the entertainment industry, the young Queens MC has virtually mastered the art of rhetoric, and epitomizes lyrical confidence and skill, with a range and timeless feel not displayed by many artists today.A musician by the age of 6, Eric Sosa’s first love of music came from being a percussionist in a marching band, where he would rise to the rank of lead snare by the age of 7. Despite his life-long affinity to rhythm, percussion did not allow him to verbalize his musical expression, and at the age of 10 he began incorporating words into his love of rhythm.
In 2007, Sosa released his first mix-tape “Let the Pete Rock”, an ode to the classic era of hip hop, where he displays his natural lyrical abilities over Pete Rock instrumentals. Since then, Sosa has virtually been taking over the New York City underground scene blessing the stage at popular venues such as, Santos Party House, Bowery Poetry Club, The Delancey, Public Assembly, Europa, TNY, Tropicana, Mi Gentes & Nuves, and has been privileged to open for comedians affiliated with HBO, BET & Showtime.
With the release of his second mixtape, Rhyme & Noodles: No Artificial Flavoring Vol. 1, in 2010, Eric Sosa still maintains his classic hip hop sound but also gives a glimpse of the future of hip hop, showing his true range and versatility not just as a hip hop artist, but as a writer, musician and performer. “The idea for “Rhyme & Noodles” was inspired by the times we are living in. Less has become enough,” says Sosa, and he delivers just enough to satisfy listener’s hunger until the full meal, his debut album.
Rhyme & Noodles consists of 7 tracks and can be fully downloaded at EricSosa.com. The first single, “Do Something freestyle,” which Sosa also released his first music video for, features a candid freestyle over the Macy Gray track “Do something.” The snippet of “One You,” the second single and an Eric Sosa original, features R&B artist Rocki Evans, and will be released in April. The project also includes guest appearances from Mayo on “One Night” and Chaundon on the track “Superglue.”
Never fearful of trying something new, Eric Sosa has managed to create a name for himself during an era where hip hop has become overly-commercialized. As Sosa himself said, he’s “just a Spanish rapper from Queens, that’s trying to escape reality, but trapped in a dream.” That very dream that encompasses him is well underway to becoming a reality. What listeners truly have on their hands is a legend in the making.
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