From The S.O.G. Crew
The S.O.G Crew (Sons of God) is an American Hip Hop group based out of Anaheim, California. Thump Records/ Universal Music Group is poised to distribute their 4th album.
The S.O.G. Crew is a unique experience of modern hip hop. Their music reveals a creative expression of their journeys through the West Coast, East Coast and Down South. They have been established by God to reach all generations, nations and countries through the influence of ear-catching, banging beats and powerful lyrics. Their lyrical undertones speak to individuals on a very intimate and personal level. Not shy to talk about their life struggles and faith in God. All the while remaining suitable for the music of today, with the West Coast banger beats that get you jumping. They have a hunger for quality, and it is relevant in their music.
The S.O.G Crew has become a major influence to youth across the globe touring the U.S., Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska since the late 90's. They have performed at Churches, nightclubs, colleges, universities, high schools, prisons, rehabs, project housing, sports events, car shows and more. Having performed before Mayors and elite artists in the entertainment industry, been seen at multiple conferences, city-wide events and performed before Chambers of Commerce board members. Their music is not the only highly desirable and sought after trait, but also, their exceptionally influential speaking and mentoring abilities to both children, families, Hollywood entertainers, musicians and actors.
"Our music describes where we came from and where we are going. We are a group full of energy and excitement. Our vision is to step into the scene and give our fans something new and fresh. I want to take this time to thank those that have helped us along the way. Many thanks to: Fros-T, Mellow Man Ace, Dr. Ralph Dee Jr., West Side Originals, Tito Rodriguez, Geoff Gibbs, Reyna Trevino, Greg Leonti, Tim Heslin, Bobbie Chance, Tara Rice, Art San, the late Apostle Robbie Horton, Ricky Burchell, Church of the Most High, Manuel Maciel, John Soria, Dr. Clyde Rivers, Victory Outreach International, Jeannette Cobos Perez, East Los Angeles community leader Lupe Bojorquez and Denver community leader Angel Barrientos," ~ Battle Ax
They have also created an outlet for entertainment and political news called Elite TV News. Years in the making, Elite TV News, which has a motto of "From the Red Carpet to the Streets," is making its mark as the only entertainment program designed to portray the elite in society in a positive light! It's the real inside scoop on what's going on with our nation's most popular and watched personalities! EliteTV News is a Splash News Contributor.
Dr. Robert "Battle Ax" Ornelas will be featured in the upcoming movie, "Life of Gia," coming this December. Ornelas has been busy. Over the last few years he has toured the country as a Gospel Hip Hop artist with S.O.G. Crew, ran for Vice President of the United States in 2012 as part of the American Independent Party and worked on the soundtrack of the movie "Where Is Good" with director Ricky Burchell out of Nashville. Battle Ax, as he is known to the Hip Hop community, has teamed up with filmmaker Romane Simon in this movie, which features Sarah Barker as Gia.
"After building a respectable hip-hop track record with his clique, The S.O.G. Crew’s Dr. Robert “Battle Ax” Ornelas prepares to show off his acting chops in the upcoming “Life of Gia” movie," ~ SOHH.com
Dez Lewis a Native American Hip Hop artist from the Pima Nation (Akimel O’otham) and the Gila River Indian Community (Phoenix Area) is very active in the Hip Hop culture. Warriors Serving Christ is the group that he has been representing for years with long time member Derick Lewis. He has performed across the country including most Native American Communities. Dez is preparing to work with Phoenix recording underground artist Truebreed soon. He began traveling with S.O.G. in 2003 touring from California to New York and visiting most Hawaiian islands.
Hapizzez (Minister Jef) resides in America's Finest City San Diego, California. When he is not rocking the microphone, you can find him supporting the city as a high school coach and health advisor. A U.S. Navy veteran of 21 years, he continues to serve through his actions, music and faith. Hapizzez has traveled with S.O.G. to Hawaii working at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, churches and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has also traveled with The S.O.G. Crew to Nashville, Arizona and all over California. He recently was interviewed by Kwon Five-Nine from Speak Life Radio in Las Vegas, Nevada while celebrating at the Latin GRAMMY's. Hapizzez will be on the next S.O.G. Crew album (Thump Records/ Universal Music Group) with a song titled 'Take Me Away' produced by Tito Rodriguez.
Teren Deep is an artist originating from the many social stratifications in southern California. His approach is thought-to provoke, sprinkled with humor, cerebral, smooth and beating with vigor. His music sets to define not condemn, love but not compromise, seek peace yet declare war, speak parables yet simplicity, encourage and rebuke and offer inspiration to determine between reality and illusion. His goal is to communicate through the “body language of music” and unite through the common ground of the “Spirit.” Teren Deep will be on the next S.O.G. Crew album with a song titled 'Lord of Lords.'
Mi Gente Crew from Colorado Springs, CO wants to bless the people with the truth over beats. Their main vision is to win souls for the kingdom of God. J Biz, J5, and Arlizzy will be featured on the upcoming S.O.G. Crew album with their single, 'Masters of the Flip Side' mastered by legendary mastering engineer Big Bottom Bob Lazner.
Visit the new members of S.O.G. Crew at "Mi Gente Customs", a family-owned and operated business. "Mi Gente Customs of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a company that has been around for years and has become a staple in the area’s Lowriding community as they are a one-stop shop. John Montano opened the business back in 1996, and the family-owned and operated business has grown over the years thanks to the support of the community that they so proudly serve. From sponsoring at-risk youth opportunities to carrying top-notch products," ~ Lowrider Magazine
Big Smooth is a contemporary Hip Hop artist from Phoenix, Arizona. In 2010, he released his first album Testimonies. His most recent album Unspoken Chains draws from a deep well of personal experiences that impacted his life. Big Smooth applies a cryptic yet honest poetry to his craft. With topics ranging from struggling, regrets of the past to innocent hope towards the future. He grounds himself in the Gospel. Like any good storyteller, his message encourages the listener to engage and think.
Robbie “Little Battle Axe” Ornelas of Anaheim, California has taken the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. Little Ax was featured on S.O.G. Crew's freshman album 'Rise To Get Down' at the age of nine. At the age of twelve Robert Jr. was featured on S.O.G.'s sophomore release of 'Up That Game' distributed by Forth Man/ Infinity Distribution Nashville, TN. Little Battle Ax made his presence felt on the 2011 national release of S.O.G. Crew's third album titled 'Where Legends Are Born' distributed by EMG/ Universal Music Group.
Little Battle Ax has continued to tour while preparing his solo project soon to be released. Robbie will be featured on the next S.O.G. album distributed by Thump Records/ Universal Music Group.