Hard beats & hard rhymes; both have been core staples of Hip-hop since the culture’s inception. And while artists of today often circumvent this with gimmicks, an LP that combines the two cannot be denied. It’s a simple formula that is and will always be effective.
Chicago’s Verbal Kent brings this formula to the masses on his upcoming LP, Sound Of The Weapon, produced entirely by North Carolina’s Khrysis. The two have an established track record for bringing fans heat. Verbal Kent is a member of Ugly Heroes, a group with Detroit’s Red Pill and Apollo Brown. Together, the three released there self-titled debut LP, Ugly Heroes, in 2013 to critical acclaim. Meanwhile, Khrysis hails from the 9th Wonder-helmed Soul Council, and has produced for Little Brother, Cormega, Torae, Jean Grae, Tanya Morgan, Evidence, Slum Village, Rapsody, Talib Kweli, Elzhi, Masta Ace, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price and Mac Miller, among others.