Chicago emcee Verbal Kent (of Ugly Heroes) rolls through Chicago's winter narrating a tale of violence, struggle, and perseverance. The video, directed by Chip Beasley, is shot from Chicago's snowy sidewalks, rail underpasses, penthouse apartments, and from cross-field skyline perspectives, giving viewers a clean take on the blustery city. Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder lays his classic soul stirring production down for Verbal's vocal foundation that plays like an everyman's introspective drive through the city.
Verbal has always been one to lock in amazing production. His last album – with Ugly Heroes – was produced entirely by Detroit's Apollo Brown. This time around everything is produced by Khrysis (Jean Grae, Evidence, Talib Kweli, Elzhi). Add in a bonus track produced by 9th Wonder and you’ve got a fully stacked solo album from Verbal Kent. Verbal Kent’s new LP, Sound of the Weapon, is now available wherever fine music is sold courtesy of Mello Music Group.
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