Published on July 5th, 2019 | by Dj Smoke0
BTG – Top Dog
BTG brothers overcome political persecution, assassination attempts – share story on new video game and album ‘PYROHYDRO’
When C Los and his cousin SOG (Soldier Of God) tell you that their group BTG is going to make national headlines, they’re not just flapping their lips or trying to get social media views by shocking the public. They’re going to shock the public with the truth which they’re presenting in compelling ways. One part music, one part video game, one part self-help book and multiple parts entertainment, their multimedia approach to sharing their truth with the world is just getting ramped up. And it starts with the release of their new album “PYROHYDRO.”
The 21-song album is set to release on July 4 and tells the story of these two embattled artists as they’ve fought over the past decade to be recognized in the entertainment industry. With backgrounds that come with all the trappings of street life, these two “brothers” have risen from the hardships of their lives to recreate themselves. What once used to represent the Black Triad Gangstas, BTG is now something the duo uses to point to a higher power with “Belonging To God”. And under this new banner, the two are creating things that tell the stories of where they’ve come from – including multiple assassination attempts, broken record deals, legal battles with video game production companies, and hard-living on the streets. But those stories are filled with inspiration for a world looking for hope.
“We’re not religious, we’re spiritual,” said SOG. “We don’t preach, we just talk about spiritual stuff. But that doesn’t mean we don’t know what we’re talking about. You might hear some gangsta stuff in there because we lived it. I was a stickup kid and my brother was a weed man. We’re legitimately street credible dudes. But we both made a vow that we were going to leave it behind, and we have. We know about the street and our story is gonna tell you that, but we’re spiritual and we’re trying to do something positive on top of all that are negative.”
“PYROHYDRO” is a mash of multiple genres that not only introduces the world to BTG’s unique sound and style but also serves as the first chapter of a multimedia story that is continued across the video game “The Art of Life and Death” which is slated to release in 2020. While “PYROHYDRO” tells the story of C Los and SOG, it also begins to describe some of the storylines that players can expect to see in the video game. Self-described as a “Grand Theft Auto meets The God of War” type of game, the two utilize real life experiences within the game’s storyline with music from “PYROHYDRO” laced throughout as a type of soundtrack.
One of the tracks from the album, “Boogyman” is featured prominently in the video game and serves as the hot single from the album. SOG said it was inspired by a dark time in his life when at age 13, he tried to commit suicide. On the other hand, “Top Dog” is the debut single from the same album.
“When I was in the emergency room, two angels showed up,” he said. “In this song, I’m telling the story about how those angels appeared and how having a different spiritual practice has helped me escape five assassination attempts. One attempt, in particular, I avoided because of my spirituality. And that moment with the angels is something that happens in the video game as well.”
SOG said he has also written a book called “64 Levels of Power” which is also slated to be released in 2020. It, too, fills a role within the multimedia story that BTG is telling.
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