An influential hip-hop track that’s visionary.
Hailing from Minnesota, Unknown Prophets is a hip-hop musical trio. The group has been active since 1997 and is composed of Mad Son, Big Jess, and DJ Willy Lose. They spent 14 years working together and dropping several projects before going on hiatus. After that 11 year hiatus, they’ve returned with new music that reflects how they’ve grown both musically and lyrically. Their latest single comes off their new album “EVOLVE.” This album, and others, are available on Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music. Unknown Prophets views their single, “Sunrise,” as a more mature version of themselves and their sound. The song also has an accompanying music video.
“Sunrise” gives killer 90s and early 2000s hip hop vibes while also incorporating elements of today’s hip hop. It begins as a beautifully crafted atmospheric sound that segways into amazing verses of rap. As you listen, it truly feels like you’re watching the rising of the sun. Unknown Prophets passionately drop lines that anyone can find motivation in. Lyrics like “My life is lit since I kicked alcohol to the curb and my relationship with God sends a calm to my nerves” are a big inspiration for those who may be battling with addiction. UThe band also offers tips for self improvement and how to leave any dark space you’re in. With their infectious flow, they help to get your body and mind moving on a clear path. So, stream Unknown Prophets’s “Sunrise” to find that needed encouragement and ambition in your life.
Urenna is a lover of music and creative writing.