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What the science about the your name?

The name Solseekers is sort of a play on words. "sol" is the spanish word for sun, we changed sun to son, and being seekers of Christ (the son) we decided to call ourselves Solseekers.

What motivated you to get into this industry?

The motivation came from a desire to see change, not only in music but in the way these  kids are growing up these days, and what better way to do that then speaking the gospel through music.

What was your first single/recording?

The first thing we ever recorded together was a tape called left behind", which is where we want it to stay, being that it's  pretty old sounding.

What was your favorite single/recording you did?

My pick would be a new song we just finished called quicksand", look for that on our new release entitled "people watching" (plug)

What should we expect from you in the future?

A better record than our last. (laughing)

What instruments do you use?

MPC 2000, and the MPC 2000 xl. We are trying to see if we can try to get some live instruments for future projects, but for now it's that good ol' mpc.

How would you classify your style as an artist?

It's just good ol' fashion hip hop. I don't think you can really classify us as like west coast rap or anything like that because we just are who we are.

What artist(s) have you not worked with, but would like to?

We would like to do some stuff with jurny big, b-twice, pigeon, nísync (just kidding), sup, and the list goes on and on.

Growing up, who do you think was a few of your biggest musical influences?

For me it wasn't so much the music that got me going, it was the fact that urban cats created something that they called here

Own.the whole culture is amazing. As for sage, i know stevie wonder played a big part in his music inspiration, along with a lot of other older music.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully if things go according to plan, we will have saved enough money to begin to build a church with future shock.

What do you feel is the toughest part of the music industry?

I think the toughest part of the music industry is getting in. It seems that the business is sort of backwards, the people who don't seem to have very much talent get in faster than the one's who are very talented. Not saying that everyone in the biz is wack, but we all know that there are more wack artists than fresh one's.

What would the ultimate reward for you be?

On earth: to be able to start the church and give these kids an alternate route. After that: heaven

What message are you trying to get across to fans?

Our whole purpose is to let people know about Jesus Christ, that better way to do that than through hip hop.

What is your favorite bible verse(s)?

James 1:22-25,

Do your friends and look at you differently now?

I don't think they do, we are the same ol' dudes we've always been.

If someone were to look in your cd player or tape player right now what would be in it?

 backstreet boys (did i just type that out loud, ha ha), for real though, right now Iím bumpin some p.o.d, and sage is probably bumpin some incubus.

Personally what does hip hop mean to you?

It doesn't really mean a whole lot to me, i just really enjoy the culture, and really enjoy the creativity in every element.

Who do you feel is your biggest influence and why?

Redbonz of future shock was my biggest influence. The example he set is what lead me to the lord.

How do you feel your music will effect its listeners?

Only God knows how it will effect them.

If you could change one thing in world, what would it be?

The world.

What would you like to say to all the new artists in the game?

Keep your priorities straight and make sure God's first.

How can your fans contact you?

Hit us up at Solseekers@juno.com .

Any last words?

If i may plug for a second. We (trey qel and myself) are starting a clothing company called "truelogic", we already have a couple of shirts done including solseeker shirts, and we have about four more designs we are working on, please help support and help us bring a christian clothing line to the whole world. For more info hit me @ Solseekers@juno.com .

 

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