Today we’d like to introduce you to Sons of Silverton.
Hi Sons of Silverton, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
KyleDavid My journey with Hip Hop began in summertime in the mid-’80s. I used to listen to 88.3 in Cincinnati who played Hip Hop music between 2-4 on Thursdays. My love was immediate. The intensity of the beats, the brashness of the emcees, and the precision of the deejays. I was hooked. Rapping is what gravitated to me and I’ve been emceeing since then.
I started in a group called Five Deez, a collective of guys I attended high school with. We were able to record a few albums and tour the world. Great experience that I’m extremely grateful for. Getting paid to travel is always the goal for me! Ultimately, we all became older and went separate paths. Citoak was recording with Watusi Tribe and as a solo artist. Eventually, we ran into each other. We talked about Hip Hop and Silverton, then realizing we basically grew up together. We did the song Yall Ain’t Ready’ for Citoak’s project ‘Delayed Arrival’ and the light bulb went off a bit. The music was great and the energy was on point. We decided to record as Sons of Silverton and haven’t looked back since.
I started off with creative writing in Jr high, close to around the time when I fell in love with Hip Hop. I dabbled in deejaying, graffiti, breakdancing, and emceeing. I loved all of them but emceeing really stuck with me.
The first group I seriously started doing music with was The Watusi Tribe. We still get together and do music, but they’re like my brothers so they’re always going to be a part of my life. Kyle and I are from the same neighborhood, Silverton, and had been familiar with each other for years but didn’t start working together until 2014 when we collaborated on a song called “Y’all ain’t Ready” on one of my solo projects.
People seem to enjoy when we performed it live which led to us making more music and us becoming the Sons of Silverton. Now we’re 2 albums in, working on more music, and seeing where this road takes us.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
As with any road it’s never gonna be smooth sailing the whole way. There will always be disappointment, missed opportunities, scheduling, and logistic issues, and whatnot. The key is to find a way to stay focused on the end goal. We both have families, jobs, and life issues that tend pop up like anyone else. We just try to make sure that we don’t lose sight of what’s important, cause in the end, music is our passion but it’s a part of our lives not the whole of it.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Son of Silverton is the name of our group. It consists of KyleDavid, Citoak, and Dj Rare Groove. I guess you could say we are known for our lyrical style of rhyming and our live performances.
I’m a strong believer in everyone has a gift that they possess. I’m thankful that I was able to tap into mine and the amazing moments that it’s brought into my life. From performing in from of large crowds to having someone tell you a song made a difference in their life. It’s been amazing.
We’ve been doing this a long time. That alone is a mark that distinguishes us.
What does success mean to you?
People enjoying what we create. When you begin the process of making a song it’s all just thoughts and ideas you’re trying to tie together and make it sound good. Sometimes what sounds great to you sounds ok to others and things you’re not that excited about other people think can’t get enough of. So, when it all Comes together it’s a special thing.
- Website: www.sonsofsilverton.com
- Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/sonsofsilverton
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sonsofsilverton
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sonsofsilverton
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-JmGTtQU25Tf69jWM9CfIA
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/nd7ZmnZgsm5vtKZZA
- Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3jyYHXaXIJievpEzUR84x6?si=A87RXxJDQ0qSjYooOtAv2Q
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