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Chicago Emcee Verbal Kent’s New Album “Sound Of The Weapon” ~ BNR Spotlight

Saturday • March 1, 2014 • BY Lamont Reed
Chicago Emcee Verbal Kent's New Album

Chicago MC Verbal Kent’s new album, Sound of the Weapon, is out today. The entire record was produced by Soul Council member Khrysis (producer for Jean Grae, Evidence, Elzhi, Talib Kweli). In addition, the title track has been remixed by Grammy Award winner, 9th Wonder. The album features hard-line braggadocio, comedic flare and social awareness from the veteran MC. On top of all this kid, you get a free track. Not just any track, a 9th Wonder remix. But be sure and listen to the original version of the title track by Khrysis who holds his own alongside his mentor – in fact, you decide which version sounds best.

About The Album: A decade ago, while walking down an empty alley near Clark and Pratt in Chicago, Verbal Kent had his throat slashed with a knife by an acquaintance. Kent managed to make it to Saint Francis Hospital as blood poured from his neck. He received nearly 100 stitches, the blade of the knife missing the jugular by a mere centimeter, and took months to recuperate. The impact of course was unimaginable; an incident like this shades everything going forward for some time.

It’s been 10 years since that incident changed Verbal Kent’s life, and now The Windy City is back in the news with unprecedented violence these past few years. Far from a nihilist, Verbal finds meaning in the everyday struggles he and his city live through – adding to it hard-line braggadocio, comedic flare, and social awareness.This is The Sound of the Weapon an unabashed look at living through anything and loving everything. The cause of it is truth.

Sound of the Weapon (9th Wonder Remix) by Verbal Kent Produced by Khrysis

Sound of the Weapon Album by Verbal Kent Produced by Khrysis

About The Label: Like Lao Tzu in Hiphop, Mello Music Group provides music for the soul, from the heart of American culture, opening the realm of the intelligent Hiphop experience through melodic evocations, beats that corroborate the truth, and voices that roar above the rising void and impose order on the terrible & triumphant moments of everyday life. This is the compelling sound of Mello Music Group.

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