Dr. Robert ‘Battle Ax’ Ornelas

Dr. Robert 'Battle Ax' Ornelas

Sons of God News is an online periodical publication containing information about The S.O.G. Crew and current world events was created by Robert Ornelas. Dr. Robert Ornelas or Battle Ax as he is known in the Gospel Hip-Hip, Latin, Reggae, Hip-Hop, and Underground community has been the front man for The S.O.G. Crew (Thump RecordsUniversal Music Group) Movement since the late 90’s.

“Dr. Robert Ornelas is the voice for the next generation, the greatest multi-cultural activist in the United States.” –Dr. Clyde Rivers, Honorary Ambassador at Large (Republic of Burundi, Africa)

The S.O.G. Crew (Sons of God) is a Gospel Hip-Hop group based out of Anaheim, CA. Their style and message break modes creating a new genre of Hip-Hop being dubbed ‘cause music.’ More than music; it’s a message of hope, encouragement, and influence. The Crew has become a major impact to youth across the globe touring the U.S., Mexico, Alaska and most of the Hawaiian Islands. This group has been invited to colleges, universities, high schools, prisons, rehabs, homeless shelters, project housing, military bases, churches, car shows, festivals, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington District of Columbia, and just about every Native American Indian Community in the U.S. They have worked with law enforcement agencies and local governments helping reduce crime in Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Chicago, and Northern California. They have also been featured in television (JCTV), radio (Clear Channel), movies and movie soundtracks. Their 4th album titled "Fighting 4 Love" was recently distributed by Thump Records/ Universal Music Group.

Ornelas made history in 2012 when he was selected by the AIPCA Delegates in 2012 for his support of Israel and current activism throughout the country. First time in the history of the United States that a Hip-Hop artist and Latino with Mexican descent ran for the office of the U.S. Vice President. It was the second time in history that a person of Native American ancestry had vied for a Vice Presidential office. He was the second after Herbert Hoover’s Vice President, Charles Curtis, to have a Native American ancestry. Dr. Robert Ornelas is the great-great-great-grandson of Chief Cristobal Osuna from a tribe in the San Diego Mountains circa the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo (1848). Ornelas is currently the California State Chairman for the American Independent Party and is preparing to run for California's 19th congressional district with a goal to regain the public trust.

Today Bishop Ornelas lives in Anaheim, CA with his wife Melissa, his sons Jaycob and Joshua were they are involved in the Orange County Community. Robert mentors kids in most high schools through Bible Clubs (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), LA School Art program (PACE) using Hip Hop to encourage students to continue their education, he is working with kids in the Los Angeles youth jails thanks to Probation Department, and his television show that is featured on The Way TV in Duarte, CA reaching millions internationally.