Solomon Childs & Tone Spliff - The Prophet And The King (LP - Gold Vinyl)
"The Prophet and the King" is a collaborative project from Solomon Childs and Tone Spliff. The album hosts 11 solid tracks and 3 skits. Solomon and Tone called upon the heavy-hitters ; Inspectah Deck (Wu Tang), Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Rock (Heltah Skeltah), Conway the Machine (Shady Records/Griselda), Realio Sparkzwell, Recognize Ali, Sav Killz, Mazzi & Stryfe for the album's guest appearances.
ABOUT SOLOMON CHILDS:
Rapper and Staten Island native Solomon Childs (born Walbert Ryan Dale in 1975) became affiliated with the mighty Wu-Tang Clan through his family ties to god-brother Cappadonna and cousin Ghostface Killah. Solomon contributed to various Wu-Tang related classics throughout the late '90s and early 2000s, including verses on Cappadonna's The Pillage, RZA's Bobby Digital, Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele and others. In the early 2000s he was a member of the Ghostface affiliated group Theodore Unit, as well as appearing on tracks by other artists and working on his own releases.
In 2016 Solomon was shot twice in a drive-by shooting while out shopping in Staten Island. The rapper underwent multiple surgeries but survived the attempt on his life. "The Prophet and the King" is Solomon's second album from when this tragic incident occurred.
ABOUT TONE SPLIFF:
Los Angeles based DJ and Producer Tone Spliff (born Anthony John Mucitelli in 1981) is grounded in an east coast sound and steeped in tradition with an ever present emphasis on the DJ/Turntablist. Tone links up with Solomon Childs to deliver an instant classic Hip Hop album, sounding like a beast on the drum machine and the 1’s and 2’s, it’s apparent Tone Spliff has some skills to flex on this album. The beat-creator, originally from Utica, NY, has made his mark in the underground Hip Hop community by working with artists such as Royce Da 5'9, Sean Price, Krumbsnatcha, Big Shug, Planet Asia, Apathy, Slaine, Ed OG, Skyzoo, Big Noyd, El Da Sensei, Saigon and many more. Songs from his previous albums have made a worldwide buzz by landing on popular sites and radio shows like: The Source Magazine, XXL, HipHopDx, 2DopeBoyz.com, Rap Is Outta Control with DJ Eclipse (Shade45/SirusXM), Live from HeadQuarterz with DJ Premier (Shade45/SiriusXM) and many more.