Prophet Is Still Right On Time
Prophet is an underground Funk musician from the San Francisco Bay Area, who, until this year, had only put his name to one record: an obscure private-press LP called “Right On Time” pressed in 1984 on his own Treasure Records.
Full of mind-blowing no-BS boogie, it has a dedicated cult following, with original copies still changing hands and getting played by the lucky few to own it. He has a new album, his first in 34 years, and it still sounds straight out of ’84 – “Wanna Be Your Man”, produced primarily by LA’s Mndsgn. We were able to catch him for a phone interview for S02E08 of MIMS Radio to talk about how it feels to finally be getting the shine he deserves, to compare and contrast the releases of both albums, and what he’s been up to in the meantime.
“There was a special kind of energy put into [Right On Time]. If it didn’t eventually get recognized it would have been a loss man, it would have been a crime.”
Interview begins at (01:51:43)
Prophet’s most recent album “Wanna Be Your Man” released May 11, 2018 on Stones Throw Records
Copies of his first LP “Right On Time” are still out there…