Kris Lomeli is an up-and-coming hip-hop artist born in Boyle Heights to a family of Mexican descent, and raised in a family of eight siblings. He is the 7th son in that family, and holds the position in high regard. So, he titled his new full-length album The 7th Sol. Regular BrownPride.com viewers may have heard his previous mix-tapes and EPs, or perhaps you may have seen him performing around town in the evolving underground circuit. But once you recognize his wholehearted approach to music, you could tell he's a force to be reckoned with...
Like the respected poets of old, his rhymes are personal expressions from within and at the same time, they are powerful statements about the times we are living in. Kristastrophe writes lyrics with the intelligence of an academic scholar, deep and well-thought out. However, his aggressive performance abilities make him a "beast on the mic". The contrasts in his persona are not contradictory, but proof of a finely cultivated talent- evidence of years of practice. His polite, soft spoken demeanor can change at his whim. Seemingly, with the "push of a button" his monstrous microphone presence is "activated" and he can no longer be ignored.
An older sibling by the name of King Darius has mentored Kristastrophe and facilitated his transition from the recording booth to the stage. As a core part of a music development workshop called "HNDP-Los Angeles", the Lomeli brothers have positively influenced the program which helps inner-city youth utilize music and art as alternatives to grimey lifestyles. Kris has emerged as a pupil in the program, to a full-fledged leader in promoting musical diversity. He now hosts Open Mic sessions at the Holy Grounds Cafe in El Sereno, CA which give would-be performers a platform to perfect their craft. Kristastrophe is admired for being a genuinely humble soul, but he is respected for his skillful deliveries.
The first single off his album is called Trumpeted Exile.
If you like that, login to www.Kristastrophe.com where he shares the rest of the tracks on this epic album The 7th Sol.
Also keep a look out for updates on his live shows and video shoots.
BREAKING NEWS: YOU CAN SEE KRISTASTROPHE PERFORMING LIVE WITH KING DARIUS AS- ONE VOICE- THIS SATURDAY, AT MARIACHI PLAZA IN THE MEXICA NEW YEAR CELEBRATION at 3PM!!