SONS OF LIGHT / SONS OF LIGHT (2018)
Overlooked & Underrated is a column about projects that I feel were either overlooked or underrated and need more attention. There's no hard criteria for this, but generally I look at the amount of reception on social media/blogs and things like plays/YouTube views. If you'd like to submit music, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sons of Light was a rap group (Jae Supreme, Lord Pharoah, Chico Son, and Syl Drama) that never really made it out of the thick of the mid-90's. They released an impossible to find 12" and then just...disappeared. Jae Supreme, long time producer of Cormega (who has a guest spot here), has stepped up and finally released Sons of Light, a collection of those three tracks from the 12", along with a bunch of unreleased tracks and demos recorded between 1995 and 1997 that had never seen the light of day. I wish I could say more about these guys, as they're pretty talented...but I literally can't find anything else about them. I couldn't even get a high quality photo of the record.
This project bleeds '96 QB, so if you're looking for a project to scratch that 90's East Coast vibe, look no further. You get 17 tracks here (and two instrumentals) to bring you back to the golden age of hip-hop.
Pick up your copy here. As I write this, the album is not available on Spotify.