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Kilo Art-of-Fact

Kilo Art-of-Fact

Kilo Art-of-Fact


Kilo Art-of-Fact, born Julio Cordonnier, grew up around music all his life - but as a latin emcee in the United States, he struggled to find his place in the Hip-Hop world due to his nationality. Kilo was born in Santiago, Chile during Pinochet's dictatorship on November 6th of 1983, and seeking refuge in Europe, his mother and father started a band and began touring in Norway, Denmark, and even Sweden. Young Art-of-Fact grew up seeing his mother on stage. She was the lead singer of the band while his father played drums. Read more on Last.fm
Kilo Art-of-Fact, born Julio Cordonnier, grew up around music all his life - but as a latin emcee in the United States, he struggled to find his place in the Hip-Hop world due to his nationality. Kilo was born in Santiago, Chile during Pinochet's dictatorship on November 6th of 1983, and seeking refuge in Europe, his mother and father started a band and began touring in Norway, Denmark, and even Sweden. Young Art-of-Fact grew up seeing his mother on stage. She was the lead singer of the band while his father played drums. The family returned to Chile after the conflict ended in 1990, but shortly after relocated to Dallas/Fort Worth, where Art-of-Fact fell in love with rap music and later learned and embraced the culture of Hip-Hop.

He was introduced to the recording side of music by his would be cousin, Eric "Dialecto" Sanchez. Eric took Artie into a world he only knew existed in movies. Freestyling his way into his cousin's spanish rap group, "Sub-Americano", he became Kilo, and later added the Artefacto to his rap name to distinguish "Kilo" from its drug based relation. It was with Eric that a 16 year old Kilo learned how to produce beats on keyboard workstations. Kilo learned from his close friend Cristian Cuevas, who was part of Sub-Americano, how to create drum loops on his first drum machine, which he later went on and bought on his own, the Boss "Dr.

Groove". His skills on production are keen due to his background. Kilo Art-of-Fact has lived all over the world throughout his life, and now calls North Dallas his home. In 2003 he took a job in Fort Worth as a studio engineer/producer for local rap label, Freestyle Records. It was there that he began recording comfortably with his new partner Oscar Guerra.

Together they make up what is now known as "Bajo Tierra Klan" (Underground Clan). On June 22, of 2004, Freestyle Records released the Bajo Tierra Klan's first studio album, "La Nueva Eskuela" (The New School). This celebrated day marked a devastating blow to Kilo's career; his mentor, Eric "Dialecto" Sanchez had a heart problem that took his life the very next day. Eric Sanchez was the only other featured artist on the album. Being a latino emcee was diffucult for Artie because it meant that he would be a minority within a minority, which only meant that his flow had to be three times as hard as the next man.

Often confused with being Mexican, Kilo embraces the Mexican public as his own. After all, he was raised around mostly Mexican and Chicano peers as well as African-Americans. Without question, he is unique in every aspect and a one man army. However, he does not enjoy being alone in music at all.

Art-of-Fact has built, ripped up, and rebuilt a crew that has seen his growth as an artist as well as a man. Having a few staff members re-arranged and some even cut, Artie is proud to be the leader of what he calls The Bajo Mundo Projex or B.M.P. for short. Kilo has also managed to create a production crew of talented guitarists, beat makers, and engineers.

However, in 2009 he suffered the loss of his exclusive engineer and very close friend, Joe "Manta" Manalisay. B.M.P., in the eyes of Kilo, is the first international conglomerate of Hip-Hop artists uniting to bring an organic extract of pure music to the mainstream. The Projex know no boundaries, much like Artie himself. It is a statement that proves that no matter what our differences are, we can come together in peace and create something beautiful. Kilo Art-of-Fact's values are his friends, family, and his close relationship with God.

Kilo has been down the darkest of alleys in his lifetime, which led him through many religious groups - from Catholics, to Atheists, to Christians, to 5 Percenters. He has managed to collect the best from all his experiences and turn it into a soulful mix of instruments that swim in the deepest ocean next to unmatched lyrics about anything from relationships to his status as an illegal alien. Needless to say, Artie is the absolute truth. Ask anyone who has ever known him.

His drive lies in his spirit. His ability to push through any situation that life may catapult into his path is simply extraordinary. His army is Bajo Mundo Projex, and Art-ofFact is their general. Founded in 2001, B.M.P.

has collectively released 9 titles since 2004. His rebel spirit pours into his songs like molten lava. In essence, Art-of-Fact is the truth, the voice of a dying Hip-Hop that will not be taken lightly. He is currently working on his first official solo album entitled, "Illegal Alien" produced by the Beat Grinders which is set to be released by late 2010.

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