The Biography of The Sons Of the Prophet
Divinity clad the orchestration of this dynamic and powerful authoring, Sons of the Prophet. The convergence of Sean Lypher, Shaun Remekie and Damoi Simpson could have only been penned so skillfully: seeing neighbors who once expressed an indifference towards each other, and another who was already well on his way to pursuing his calling in another ministry: who could have guessed that such a union would have been possible.
One faithful evening, after God in his omniscience had already carefully crafted Lypher’s and Remekie’s friendship using their mutual love for Hip Hop; and also vacated Damoi’s previous commitments: God would have a prophecy to be the children’s bread with the knighting of Sons of the Prophet.
And as children they then humbly sought the Father, and asked him to reveal any pride and short comings, not knowing how the Lord would cause this desire to be the basis of their ministry. The year 2003 was a hallmark for the young men of SOP, from being knighted to being so fittingly adorned with their spiritual armor.
Now faced with an uphill struggle of sourcing beats that would allow them to apply the skills garnered from previous influences such as The Gospel Gangstaz, and Gritz… secular beats they found was only available to them. Nevertheless, in their own words “We prayed and gave the beats to the Lord to sanctify”: In a desire to move in the will of God, the young men wrote and performed any where they could.
One such place, and for them “the first form of exposure”, came in their hay days at a church camp, at the Open Bible Church.
As they grew in maturity their audience, primarily `teeny boppers’, saw them graduate from lyrics such as "I got the Holy tool, ya'll know that’s my Bible, Ten shots from that it be the Gospel rifle...” to their break out hit “My God”, release on the Spirit Scription Album (2006) produced by Dale `Dr. Dizzle` Virgo.
“My God”, fast become an anthem and made these young men the talk of the Christian community. The new found acknowledgement, soon birth the realization that they were indeed Jamaicans.
Admired as one of the best tracks from the album, “My God” which boastful speaks of their pride in serving God, was destined for due acknowledgement where a clean and clear hock and explosive and current lyrics captivated the minds of Christians and non-Christians alike.
The newly found recognition soared into the realms of fellow ministers in the Christian music fraternity. This acknowledge gave artistes’ who would otherwise yearn to source overseas talents so equipped with the clarity, flow, swagger, effectiveness and presence that SOP so uniquely delivers, were now able to access and explore their desires by seeking collaborations with this young and vibrant ministry, Sons of the Prophet.
On the trail of their reasonable success, followed collaborations with local and international gospel artistes: some of these collaboration includes the smash single “Jesus I love you” with J.A.I, off his debut album “Best Friend”; “Realize”, St. Matthew on his album “Armageddon”; “Hallelujah”, Minister Blessed on his debut album “Purpose”; “Jesus Your Worthy”, Jermaine Cowan out of Canada; and “Be Ok” with Monique Spence out of Canada.
Over the years appeal to have their ministry be on showcase, allowed them to share stage with some of Jamaica’s best in Gospel entertainment, these personalities include the likes of Dj Nicholas, Prodigal Son, Moses, Jermaine Edwards, Jai, Katalys Crew, Kerron Ennis, St. Matthew, Perpetual Praise, Chosen Vessel, Mr. Gallimore, and Garfield Reid among others.
With SOP’s ability to galvanize the support and love of the youth, a desire to have their ministry at concerts, would see promoters confirming their participation at the following events "Operation Consecration", "Genesis Festival" (Kingston), "Salvation PHD", "Fun in the Son" Cross over Party (Ocho Rios), "I. S. C. F School Concerts" (Ardenne High, St. Andrews High, Wolmers High, Meadowbrook High, Jamaica College..to list a few), Extreme Impact's "No Retreat", Extreme Impact's "Final Destination", and Yes Movement's "God A God".
The print, audio and video media have also done well for the young men of Sons of Prophet as they sought to get their message across. They have been able to give testimony of their faith with editorials being done in the Jamaica Gleaner’s YouthLink and the Portmore Star. They have also made television appearances on Jamaica’s leading morning show, Smile Jamaica, twice. Currently they are fast becoming the favorites of disc jocks on local radio stations such as Roots FM Radio, Mega Jamz Radio, KLAS Sports Radio and Power 102 Radio.
Sons of the Prophet, SOP so affectionately called, give their calling to be “To unite, empower and mobilize the young people in Christ and to captivate the whole nation for God. To preach the raw gospel in a manner that can only be said of God...less of us and more of Him.”
On route to what most would refer to as undeniable success, the young men of SOP gives major love and appreciation to the earthly vessels which God has allowed to inspired them. These persons and institutions include Pastor Rowena Hinds, Cross Movement, Lacrae, Trip Lee, Flame, Ordinary aka Mr. Amen, and D.A.Jay, just to name few.
Even as they seek to showcase the truth they have and continue to find in their relationship with Jesus Christ, SOP, through their very real and individual testimonies and liberation from personal struggles: they continue to humbly seek God, as they make petition on behalf of the youth of their country and the very real situation which they can relate to, that contributes to the fall of the young people they represent and also mentor.
Sons of the Prophet, SOP… called, selected, chosen, molded and continually being perfected by God.