By: Dominique Grant
Knotti Chris and Isaac Faith, better known as the Thunderlions are leading the way by creating conscious music. This Brooklyn based duo stepped into the music scene as a group in 2012 and have already made quite an impression in the industry. They're well known for their progressive lyrical flow which stems from their natural personalities combined with their diverse backgrounds. This collaboration led these two masterminds to form a powerful fusion that simply sealed the deal.
Thunderlions will soon become a household name. They are signed to Youth Black Faith label where they spend their time honing their craft. Both Isaac Faith and Knotti Chris are innovative creators who understand that music is not just an outlet, it's also a gift and a responsibility. Their mission is to spread awareness by using their talent to convey a righteous and educational message while encouraging other musicians to do the same. The Thunderlions pride themselves on producing music outside of the box such as, "Selassie Selassie," "Black Faith Soldiers," and "Fadeaway." In every track, you can hear the deep-rooted message they were sent to convey. Their presentation is intense and their style is unique which brought them opportunities to grace the stage with the likes of Spragga Benz, Khari Kill, Gyptian, Aidonia, Serani, Elephant Man and so many others.
The Thunderlions have an impressive range of influences, from prominent icons like Haile Selassie I, musicians like Barrington Levy, their individual life experiences, and genres of music itself including Jazz, Reggae, Hip Hop, Bachata and Soca. Their sound is a harmonious blend of all the music they love and enjoy; a sound that constantly grabs your attention. Along with their musical career, they are also very business minded. They've built a brand which includes merchandising, graphic designs, film production, audio production and marketing services. They have great knowledge of the music business and is transferring their skills to create an enterprise that will reflect their mission.
Isaac Faith initially made strides in the music industry as a gifted producer and business man while Knotti Chris worked professionally for various magazines like the Source and leading record labels like Sony Records and Young Money Entertainment.
Thunderlions are on the rise! Right now, they're rocking the music scene with their mixtapes, "Kingdom Come" featuring Conquering Lion Sound and "Rastafari Knowledge We" featuring King Lion Sound. They are currently working on a full length album that's expected to be released this summer. This upcoming project is not yet titled but will include their hit single, "I'm An African" featuring Joint Pusher and "Thunderlions Anthem" featuring Jahdan Blakkamoore. If you're in the New York area, you can find them performing at popular venues like, "Amazura" or "The Den" and you can catch them competing in prominent music competitions like "Suzie Q's Video Alley." Their fans are anticipating their upcoming performance on the New York City Edition of "Coast 2 Coast Live" this May. Coast 2 Coast is a well-respected platform that allows artists to showcase their talent to industry executives and fans alike, it's filled with networking opportunities and hardcore fans who appreciate quality musicians.
The Thunderlions often team up with other talented musicians on the rise whose message is in sync with their mission. By incorporating what they've spent their lives learning, they're actively building one of the greatest movements in history. One that uses music as an educational tool while honoring their African Heritage and promoting the advancement of their culture and community.
Their impeccable lyrical flow and inspirational platform is the heartbeat that will continue to guide their career straight to the top. Just listen for yourself! Check them out on www.ThunderLions.com to hear their music and subscribe to them in social media. Keep connected with this dynamic duo because they're here on a mission and they're here to stay.