Kinto Sol

Kinto Sol is a Latin hip hop group based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The group consists of three brothers: DJ Payback Garcia (Javier Garcia), El Chivo (Eduardo Garcia) and Skribe (Manuel Garcia); originally from Iramuco, Guanajuato, Mexico,[1] they moved to the US at a very young age due to financial struggle. They rap mainly in Spanish, blending traditional Mexican music with hip hop style beats, giving them their unique sound. They own their own independent record label, Virus Enterprises LLC, which specializes in Latin hip hop. The group's name is a phonetic spelling of "quinto sol" (fifth sun), and is taken from an Aztec legend in which the Fifth Sun will be the last one to set in this lifetime.

Kinto Sol
From left - El Chivo, Skribe and DJ Payback
From left - El Chivo, Skribe and DJ Payback
Background information
OriginGuanajuato, Mexico
GenresLatin hip hop
Years active1999-present
LabelsDisa, Univision
Websitekintosol.com
MembersDJ Payback Garcia
El Chivo
Skribe
Past membersEl Gordo

Los Hijos Del Maiz was awarded the best Latin Hip Hop album of the year for its content and best sales history.[2] El Chivo has also released two independent solo albums. His latest album, Cicatrices reached number 5 on the Latin Billboard charts "Latin Rhythm Album" and it was an independent release with no backing of a major record label.[3]

El Ultimo Suspiro [The Last Sigh] is the sixth studio album by Kinto Sol released on October 19, 2010 on Machete Music. The album debuted #1 in the Latin Billboard Charts Latin Rhythm.[4]

BeginningsEdit

Kinto Sol began when three brothers, “Skribe”, “DJ Payback Garcia” and “El Chivo,” set out to pursue their passion in music. Skribe, the executive producerus Enterprises, moved from Mexico to Chicago then to Texas. DJ Payback Garcia & El Chivo moved from Mexico to Milwaukee, DJ Payback at age 15 and El Chivo at 7. Skribe began his musical career as a DJ in 1990.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Kinto Sol (2000, Virus Enterprises LLC)
  • Del Norte Al Sur (2001, Disa)
  • Hecho En Mexico (2003, Disa)
  • La Sangre Nunca Muere (2005, Disa)
  • Los Hijos del Maiz (2007, Univision)
  • 15 Rayos (2007, Univision)
  • Carcel de Sueños (2009, Machete Music)
  • El Último Suspiro (2010, Machete Music)
  • Familia, Fe y Patria (2012, Sony Music Latin)
  • La Tumba del Alma (2013, Virus Enterprises LLC)
  • Protegiendo el Penacho (2015, Virus Enterprises LLC)
  • Lo Ke No Se Olvida (2016)
  • Somos Once (2017)
  • Lengua Universal (2018)

Compilation appearancesEdit

ChartsEdit

Album Chart Peak
Position
Los Hijos del Maiz U.S. Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums 6[5]
Los Hijos del Maiz U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 10[6]
Los Hijos del Maiz U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums 30[7]
Encuentros Musicales U.S. Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums 6[8]
Encuentros Musicales U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums 19[9]
15 Rayos U.S. Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums 6[10]
15 Rayos U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 43[11]
15 Rayos U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums 40[12]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kinto Sol sees magic and power in the business of music"[permanent dead link], Ramiro Burr, MySA.com (San Antonio Express-News/KENS-TV), March 6, 2007.
  2. ^ Billboard awards
  3. ^ "Billboard item on Cicatrices".
  4. ^ http://www.hiphopug.com/1/post/2010/11/hhug-interview-with-kinto-sol-el-ultimo-suspiro.html
  5. ^ Los Hijos del Maiz (Latin Rhythm Albums) at Billboard online, March 3, 2007.
  6. ^ Los Hijos del Maiz (Top Heatseekers) at Billboard online, March 3, 2007.
  7. ^ Los Hijos del Maiz (Top Latin Albums) at Billboard online, March 3, 2007.
  8. ^ Encuentros Musicales (Latin Rhythm Albums chart) at Billboard online, June 2, 2007.
  9. ^ Encuentros Musicales (Top Latin Albums chart) at Billboard online, June 2, 2007.
  10. ^ 15 Rayos (Latin Rhythm Albums) at Billboard online, September 15, 2007.
  11. ^ 15 Rayos (Top Heatseekers) at Billboard online, September 22, 2007.
  12. ^ 15 Rayos (Top Latin Albums) at Billboard online, September 15, 2007.