Sa'j 7 isn't a typical hip hop band and Sa'J isn't a typical emcee. Originating from the grounds of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, Sa'j 7 is an eclectic squad whose music combines a number of genres to create what they call 'Hip-Funkajazzy Hop'. The group's name has two meanings: 'Sa'J' characterizes the zodiac sign of the founder and emcee, Tim Lowe; and '7' represents the seven types of music that influence their sound (hip hop, R&B, funk, blues, jazz, gospel, and rock). Tim ( a.k.a. Sa'J) organized the group with the vision of revitalizing the presence of live instruments in hip hop, which is the foundation of their sound. The usual roster of the group is a rapper, a singer, and a five-instrument combo. In the union of Sa'j 7, they produce an eclectic and unique sound.