Johanneburg Friday 22 July 2016 The Verb101 is a mainstream South African Hip Hop artist who is signed to his own independent record label that he started in 2012 with label-executive partner Lwande Makohliso. The talented rapper saw a niche in the music industry when he realised that almost every Hip Hop artist is making a “flavour of the week” type of sound and that’s when he realised that he had to create music that will set him apart from most rappers.
Kush and Money is his fifth single taken from his 2015 album-prelude, the Speakeasi EP, the EP comprised of 8 songs including two bonus songs for his fans. This new song speaks to the new age kid who embraces the trap-beats and yet has respect for the rhythm and poetry style of rap.
The song production is by The Verb101’s long-time friend and high school mate, Ayanda Daydreamer Nkosi who is also Speakeasi productions‘ in-house musical director. The song contains an excerpt from the song “Won’t get fooled again” by American Rock-band, The Who.
The production style on this record is an artistic infusion of hard-core underground Rock n Roll snare drums with a modern day Rap music sound that the kids can relate to. On this song The Verb101 delivers his verses with calmness and the confidence of an experienced lyricist as he should for he has been rapping for over 9 years and has been making music for the past 7 years.
A Hot-boxer’s delight, a heavy snared and dark instrumentation-filled hip hop record with a complex trap-tempo that bridges the gap between underground and commercial music.
“It’s a mainstream record that’s considered to be the joint to listen to while puffing on a good joint” – the rapper adds
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