Sons of Silverton, one of the best Hip Hop acts in Cincinnati right now, released its debut full-length, Or Forever Hold Your Peace, last spring. The lyrical brilliance and dexterous flows of veteran Cincinnati MCs KyleDavid (Five Deez) and Citoak (Watusi Tribe) work incredibly well together. Combined with New Orleans native Prospek’s imaginative production, which buoys and slinks around the rhymes masterfully, Hold Your Peace is a thoroughly engaging album that, at the time it was released, we called an “exhilarating reminder of all of the best elements of Hip Hop” that gives the listener a “surging sense of optimism about the music’s current (and future) state.” (Click here for the full review of the album, which also landed on CityBeat’s Best of 2017 music round-up).
One of Or Forever Hold Your Peace’s many great cuts is the opener, “Sons of Silverton,” which, fittingly, acts kind of like a musical business card in the way it spotlights the duo’s vibrant musicality and layered poetic prowess. A pulsating music video for the eponymous anthem premiered last night at midnight. It’s SoS’s second official video from the album; last June, the duo released the visuals for Hold Your Peace’s first single, “You Know Them As.”
Sons of Silverton has a consistent live presence in the clubs of Greater Cincinnati. You can next catch them May 5 at the release party for the new collaborative album from WeirDose and Juan Cosby at Northside Yacht Club. The duo is also slated to open for Arrested Development at Bogart’s on May 25.