Sa-Ra

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Sa-Ra
Origin Los Angeles, United States
Genres Neo soul, electronica, alternative hip hop
Website Official website
Members Om'Mas Keith
Shafiq Husayn
Taz Arnold

Sa-Ra is an American alternative hip hop group based in Los Angeles, California, also known by its full name, The Sa-Ra Creative Partners. The group is composed of Om'Mas Keith, Taz Arnold, and Shafiq Husayn. The name translates roughly to "the children of God." The group's name, style and creativity are allusions to the similarly named jazz composer and philosopher Sun Ra.

History[edit]

Sa-Ra formed in the late 1990s from a trio of industry producers, musicians, and executives. The group’s discography[1] includes songs with artists such as Jurassic 5 and Pharoahe Monch, and have collectively and/or individually produced songs for artists like Heavy D, Bilal, Dr. Dre, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Fonzworth Bentley, Jay-Z, John Legend and Goapele. The group had previously been signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music label, where it planned to release their debut album. The label was dissolved by distributor Sony BMG, and the group signed a deal with independent label Babygrande.

Releases and recent music[edit]

Several singles and recordings have been released under the group's own name, primarily on independent labels such as ABB Records, Ubiquity Records, and Sound in Color and on various compilation albums, and include "Glorious," and singles "Double Dutch" and "Second Time Around." Newer material was released on the promotional SetUps and Justifications album sampler in mid-2006, including songs such as "Big Fame," "StarWars," and "Hollywood." Their "Second Time Around" single was released in CD format, and is generally available from major online retailers as well as iTunes. The group’s original vinyl singles ("Double Dutch" and "Glorious") were limited releases on Ubiquity Records. A full length album, titled The Hollywood Recordings, was released on Babygrande Records on April 24, 2007.

The group has said that their sound is unlikely to gain any MTV attention.[2] However, beginning in 2009, Om'Mas became a regular cast member on Diddy's MTV programme Making His Band drawing more attention to Sa-Ra.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sa-Ra Creative Partners discography". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Sa-Ra interview". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  3. ^ Del F. Cowie. ""The Force of Sa-Ra Creative Partners"". Exclaim!. Retrieved July 2009. 

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