"While Tony! Toni! Toné! began as a modestly successful new jack swing outfit, it quickly became evident they were too big and weird to fit the bill. By album three they'd blown audience's expectations to bits, reaching past the music of their peers and into the past for inspiration. At the helm was one Raphael Saadiq and his brother D'wayne, prodigious writers, producers, and multi-instrumentalists at home toying with funk, soul, and jazz with an alchemical predilection for fusing all of them to hip-hop underpinnings.
"Picture 1993's Sons of Soul as the brothers (and their cousin and drummer Timothy) mixing colorful test tubes and its songs as the resultant explosions of color. Its closest rap analogue would have to be Prince Paul era De La Soul; both are sunny, psychedelic, delightfully unpredictable, and above all, teeming with the sense that their only limitations lie in the imagination." – #34 on Complex's 50 Best R&B Albums of the '90s
Continuing with it's vinyl reissue campaign UMe will be reissuing this classic on the format for the first time in over 20 years!