Redemption Song: Son of Nun Returns on Firebrand After a Hip-Hop Hiatus
For Baltimore-based rapper Son of Nun, the forming of Ryan Harvey and Tom Morello's rebel music record label Firebrand Records offered an opportunity to redeem his rhymes. Born Kevin James, the 37-year-old emcee took a lengthy hiatus from hip-hop until Harvey, who he’d met through activists circles years back, approached him to become part of his experiment. “I wasn’t performing and hadn’t been writing,” says James. “I had gone through some shit and I didn’t know when I was going to pick the mic up again.” But he did, leading the way for Firebrand with the politically charged “It’s Like That,” the label’s first release.
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