Kinto Sol

Kinto Sol

Biography

The three Garcia brothers (Javier "DJ Payback" Garcia, Manuel "Skribe" Garcia, and Eduardo "El Chivo" Garcia) and their music are the product of their cross-cultural life experience, a common story among young urban Latinos. Originally from Iramuca, Mexico, the brothers relocated to the United States, living in Milwaukee and Chicago, where they soaked up the hip-hop music and identity that surrounded them. Simultaneously tied to American youth culture and their Mexican heritage and community, the Garcia brothers chose rap lyrics and DJ turntables to express their national pride. Under the name Kinto Sol, the young artists released their debut record, Del Norte al Sur, joining the swelling ranks of Latino artists using their voices for political protest.

The release that followed, Hecho en Mexico, encouraged peers to take pride in their heritage, while La Sangre Nunca Muere took a strong stance on fidelity to the family. With each release, Kinto Sol won a larger listening audience and more credibility in an industry often suspicious of the new and different. While it was difficult to get strong label backing as an overtly political act, Kinto Sol had built up undeniable momentum. The Garcia brothers accepted an invitation from Univision Records for the 2007 release of Los Hijos del Maiz. The record confronted contemporary challenges faced by young Latino audiences, including ignorance, political corruption, and racism.

Two years later Kinto Sol issued Carcel de Suenos, their label debut for Machete Music, and landed at number nine on the rap charts, providing a higher profile for their message and more exposure when touring. El Último Suspiro followed in 2010 and peaked at 25 on the rap charts, though 2012's Familia, Fe y Patria climbed well inside the Top Ten. Following a relentless touring schedule, the trio would not issue another recording until 2015, when Protegiendo el Penacho was released and also climbed under the rap chart umbrella to peak at nine. The following year's Lo Ke No Se Olvida was issued by the independent Virus Enterprises and followed by a hits package in 2017 while the group was on tour. Kinto Sol's hard-earned reputation as the Public Enemy of hip-hop en español continues to precede them in underground hip-hop circles all over the United States and Mexico.

Discography

Kinto Sol - Hecho En Mexico

Kinto Sol - Hecho En Mexico

Virus Enterprises 2003
Kinto Sol - La Sangre Nunca Muere

Kinto Sol - La Sangre Nunca Muere

Virus Enterprises 2005
Kinto Sol - Los Hijos Del Maíz

Kinto Sol - Los Hijos Del Maíz

Univision Records 2007
Kinto Sol - Carcel De Suenos

Kinto Sol - Carcel De Suenos

Virus Enterprises LLC 2009
Kinto Sol - El Ultimo Suspiro

Kinto Sol - El Ultimo Suspiro

Machete Music 2010
Kinto Sol - Familia, Fe Y Patria

Kinto Sol - Familia, Fe Y Patria

Virus Enterprises LLC 2012
Kinto Sol - La Tumba Del Alma

Kinto Sol - La Tumba Del Alma

Virus Enterprises LLC 2013

Guest Appearances

C-Kan - Clasificación C
  • Tirando Esquina

C-Kan - Clasificación C

Mastered Trax Latino, Casete Agricultura Digital 2014
Luis Perez Sozay - Sozay
  • La Colonia

Luis Perez Sozay - Sozay

Hollow Point Enterprises 2016

Compilations

Various - Latin Throne 2
  • You Choose

Various - Latin Throne 2

Rap Classics 2000
DJ Payback Garcia - Hecho En Aztlan 1
  • Si Me Haces El Paro

DJ Payback Garcia - Hecho En Aztlan 1

Virus Enteprises LLC 2003
Various - Don Dyablo Presents: Mafya Chapter 1
  • Levanta Las Manos

Various - Don Dyablo Presents: Mafya Chapter 1

Aries Music Entertainment Inc 2004
Various - Mr. Knightowl Presents: Out The Bird's Nest
  • El Capitan

Various - Mr. Knightowl Presents: Out The Bird's Nest

Sawed Off Records 2008
DJ Payback Garcia - Aztec Souls, Vol. 2
  • Radio Mexicano

DJ Payback Garcia - Aztec Souls, Vol. 2

Virus Enteprises LLC 2009
DJ Payback Garcia - Aztlan Warriors
  • Don't Play

DJ Payback Garcia - Aztlan Warriors

Virus Enteprises LLC 2009
DJ Payback Garcia - Brown Life
  • Qvo

DJ Payback Garcia - Brown Life

Virus Enteprises LLC 2009
DJ Payback Garcia - Cholos, Cholas Y Pistolas
  • Lo Que Va Pasar

DJ Payback Garcia - Cholos, Cholas Y Pistolas

Virus Enteprises LLC 2009
Various - Amor Azteca
  • Que Risa Me Da

Various - Amor Azteca

Virus Enteprises LLC 2009
DJ Payback Garcia - Hecho En Aztlan, Vol. 2
  • Nada Es Facil

DJ Payback Garcia - Hecho En Aztlan, Vol. 2

Virus Enteprises LLC 2009
Various - Amor Azteca 2
  • Se Que No Lo Quieres

Various - Amor Azteca 2

Virus Enteprises LLC 2009
DJ Payback Garcia - Almas Mixx
  • A.L.M.A.S.

DJ Payback Garcia - Almas Mixx

Virus Enteprises LLC 2009
DJ Payback Garcia - La Colonia
  • La Feria Habla

DJ Payback Garcia - La Colonia

Virus Enteprises LLC 2010
Various - Aztlan Locos
  • El Mero Mero

Various - Aztlan Locos

Discos Aztlan 2010
DJ Payback Garcia - Almas, Vol. 2
  • La Antorcha

DJ Payback Garcia - Almas, Vol. 2

Virus Enteprises LLC 2012