The Florida musical group, Illuminati Sky, burst onto the scene with a song dedicated to missing Indiana University student, Lauren Spierer. The song titled, "#Lauren", was released online after the Lauren's disappearance, and it quickly went viral. The song was a call for those who were with Lauren in her last moments to speak out and help find out what happened. The search for Lauren continues almost 2 years later, and Illuminati Sky is still helping.
The group, Illuminati Sky, is an odd mix of very talented musicians, who don't state their real names ever. The group has this message on their website under group members "Our names and faces aren't important, it is about the music, the message, and us helping. Music use to mean something, it use to stand up for things, rights, people, and it wasn't always politically correct and out to make a dollar. Who we are, doesn't matter at all what matters is our message....." (read the rest here)
Salvador Caulfield a producer best known for sampling and DJing is the only name that is known listed on the website. The rest of the names are listed as Salvador Caulfield, Mr. Bootlegs, The Irish Jesus, The Junkyard Dog, The Free Prophet, and Funk E.
After the release of their song, #Lauren, Illuminati Sky released two more songs, one "Run Thru the Streets", was a call for an uprising during the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The song gained over 110,000 thousand plays on youtube, and they performed it on tour and live acoustically in New York.
The follow up single, "Pain Pills and Cornfields" was released on the Complex Media site, HipHopDx.com via the Winter Music Watch. The compilation also featured material from Wiz Khalifa, former Aftermath artist, Knoc'turn'al, West Coast Legends, Kurupt and Spice 1, and media darling and singer, Sabrina.
"Pain Pills and Cornfields" was a poem written by Salvador Caulfield in High School about his hometown and towns like it falling apart due to giant corporates including companies like Walmart.
The group performed 14 shows over the summer and featured several musicians with them including rap artist and native american, BlackFoot Joe, the hip hop group, Herd of Unheardofs, two separate keyboard players, and a live drummer. They performed with Naughty by Nature, Afroman, and Three-Six Mafia affiliate, Lil Wyte.
RockandPunk.com will be the site that official launches the two songs, and hopefully we will get more visuals from the group as well.
Illuminati Sky is back, the good guys of music, the make politic songs that help, let us just hope they do the same with these two new singles. The music industry doesn't need any more bling or fashion it needs substance and action!