When you think of Soul music many infamous male soloists come to mind such as Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder to name a few. As history repeats itself so does music, soul music in particular is in midst of a renaissance. A new crop of soulful artists are emerging who sing and perform with the same passion and depth as their fore fathers. One such artist, Mauricio Sonny, embodies that gift that makes people connect with his music. This Atlanta-based, Milwaukee-born, artist comes from a long line of gospel singers; their influence can be heard in his velvet vocal delivery. His great aunt is the highly acclaimed gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe. Since the age of 5, Sonny has been immersed in the arts. His teenage years were spent honing his artistic abilities at Avondale Performing Arts School in Atlanta, GA. His talents extend from acting to the saxophone to dance but his vocal and song writing strengths are what differentiate him from his peers. Sonny summarizes his music as raw alternative soul with elements of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Gospel. He views music as a form of energy transference of the spirit, no matter the context of the lyrics. 'To me, if you sing a happy song, you bring joy to someone's life; if you sing a sad song, people often reminisce on past occurrences or situations in their lives that most fit the words to the song, then become sad.' Sonny not only recognizes the power of song and does everything in his power not to abuse or misuse his gift. This singer, songwriter, musician, and producer has shared his talent and the stage with such noted performers as Mike Philips, Mystikal, Too Short, Sammie Sam, 95 South, JT Money, and Joi. Sammie Sam makes a guest appearance on the EP with the collaboration 'Friday.' The single, 'How Long,' is quickly growing in demand and was featured on a promotional CD distributed by fashion company Enyce in New York City along with their Lady Enyce spring clothing line. The artist roster on the CD reads like a who's who of Alternative Soul talent. Artists such as, India Arie, Kelly Rowland, Amerie, Heather Headley, Dwele, Donnie, and Vivan Green. Experience the R&B/Soul renaissance with Sonny and his debut EP titled 'The Words.'