Chris Treborn & KSON went by different stage names before they left California. They were also in a group called 2cHe (Two Christians Helping Everyone). Although they have gone their separate paths, they have remained on the same mission, using the same tool; Hip-Hop.
KSON stands for King’s Son and originates from three scriptures;
1 Thessalonians 2:12 – We exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
Psalm 47:7 – For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!
2 Corinthians 6:18 – I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.
Originally from Northern California he started rapping in 2003. A year later he entered a singing competition called “Teen Talent” and won second place in the Nation for male vocals. After the success and encouragement from his peers, he went on to record a demo with producer Adam French; with that demo he toured Northern and central California through 2004 and 2005. In 2006 he moved to Tulsa Oklahoma were he worked with producer Antjuan Robinson. Taking time to grow his faith he served as a youth leader in several churches. In 2010 he co-founded the group Apagee, which released a self-titled EP; produced by Michael Todd. The group’s accomplishments included air time on radio stations, Write ups in magazines ( The Urban Tulsa and Variance Magazine ) and the honor of winning a Absolute Best of Tulsa Award for being the best Blues and R&B group for 2010. In addition to the awards and publicity, Apagee ministered with national acts that include KJ-52, Group One Crew, Seventh Day Slumber, Everyday Sunday, I am Empire and many more. In 2012 the group felt lead to focus on solo projects and went in different directions. In response to this KSON began writing for the up coming album “Light In Me” set to release in 2013.
In anticipation of KSON’s debut album, Chris Treborn asked him about his project.
How did you come up with the name of this project?
The projects name was inspired by Ephesians 5:8 & Matthew 5:14. As believers we have responsibility to share the hope that’s in us, that light is the hope in Jesus Christ.
How long have you been working on this project?
The project was started in February 2013.
Who did you collaborate with on this project?
I worked with two great producers on the album; Bishop Chase and Rob Costelow. The featured artist include J Royal, Big C, D-Will, Sin, Willy Echo, Kendall Dean, Melo V, and C4R.
Where can everyone buy your debut album when it comes out?
It will be on iTunes and ksonmusic.com
When does “Light In Me” officially come out?
The release date is July the 6th
What’s the best way for fans and/or artists get in touch with you?
The best way is either on Facebook – (fb.com/ksonmusic) or twitter – (@KSONMUSIC)