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Verbal Kent & Kaz One: Brave New Rap

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    Brave New Rap features production entirely from Kaz One, with guest appearances by La Coka Nostra Leader Ill Bill, EMC's Wordsworth, Braille, and Coldhard of the legendary Crucial Conflict. Track after track, Verbal and Kaz team up on what many hip-hop connoisseurs are terming to be "the return of real tag-team rap". The chemistry boils as the album blasts off with "Dedicated" and never cools off. The old-fashioned boom-bap of "Wars R Us" and "Remove The Gag" follow, reminding fans of what happens when people who know each other well make music together (e.g. Wu-Tang, EPMD). Tracks such as "Questions" and "Suck A Grenade" ponder what Hip-Hop would be like if skills were the only thing that were relevant and later, Verbal examines the American way and challenges its course with "Identity Theft" and the epic "Power II."

    Brave New Rap is the culmination of a musical relationship that was fostered over nearly a decade. As Verbal Kent laments, "Me and Kaz met at a emcee battle at a club in Chicago in 2001. This album is the culmination of 8 years of getting to know each other musically. He has produced over half my music, but never a whole record; that's why this release means the most to me. We started off recording songs in a one bedroom apartment in Dekalb, IL. I would take the trip down from the city to build with him a few days a week and after recording a few songs together, we knew we had something good going. A year or so later, Kaz moved to Chicago above a coffee house a friend of mine owned and we just continued to bang out tracks. Kaz produced more then half of my first LP (What Box) and has also produced multiple racks on every record I have ever released and people have always told me I come across best over his beats...I think now I finally agree. Building with just one producer on a record is almost like having this pre-arranged musical outline that you get to weave in and out of when writing a song. It alleviates the pressure and replaces it with urgency. This album has easily been my favorite to work on and I think it shows thru the songs. You want to like a record for a few weeks then buy some other album. Cop this one and your going to memorize every track. That's what I used to love about a great Hip-Hop album. I'm trying to bring that feeling back."

    Track Listing

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    1. How We Figured It Out (Intro)
    Producer: Kaz One
    2. Dedicated
    Producer: Kaz One
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    3. Wars R Us
    Producer: Kaz One
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    4. Remove The Gag
    featuring Ill Bill (of La Coka Nostra); Wordsworth
    Producer: Kaz One
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    5. Questions
    Producer: Kaz One
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    6. Snake Fuckers & Androids
    featuring Soweto Kinch; Sunny Jim; Alltruisms; Roadblock; Doomsday
    Producer: Kaz One
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    7. Friends (Interlude #1)
    Producer: Kaz One
    8. Suck A Grenade
    Producer: Kaz One
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    9. Fast Rapping Time
    Producer: Kaz One
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    10. Identity Theft
    Producer: Kaz One
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    11. Verbal Assault
    featuring Cold Hard (of Crucial Conflict)
    Producer: Kaz One
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    12. Silly Rapper, Vomiting Is For Kids (Interlude #2)
    Producer: Kaz One
    13. Big Bang
    Producer: Kaz One
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    14. Fast Forward
    Producer: Wizard
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    15. Faith
    featuring Braille (of Lightheaded)
    Producer: Kaz One
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    16. Power Pt. II
    Producer: Kaz One
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    Total Comments: 10
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/26/2010 5:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 05.182.192)
    Location: Chicago, IL
    Comment: This a good album-- beats are tight and the collabo with Ill Bill and Wordsworth is fresh. Also, the track featuring that dude from Crucial Conflict is nice.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/23/2010 3:40:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: your doorstep
    Comment: Fuck these critical cheeseball backpackers, verbal tears it horrible!!!
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/3/2009 8:42:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Location: chi
    Comment: It's not amazing, but a decent cd...kent is aight, not ridiculous or anything, but listen to Fast Rapping Time, he has flow, he just never says the great lines...the beats are dec...3 stars-average album
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 4/24/2009 10:44:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Location: uk where real hiphop lives
    Comment: so weak! the mc has no flow he sounds like hes been rappin for two minutes and aint got the hang of it yet while the beats just make me wanna stick pencils in my ears they suck so much
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 4/13/2009 4:37:00 AM; Partial IP: .89.133.14)
    Location: Utopia, Eutopia
    Comment: Boring, same style and beats as everyone else over the life of hip hop
    Name: (Posted: 4/1/2009 1:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 226.230.36)
    Location: PerthAmboy,NJ
    Comment: Sounds Amazing.Highly Anticipated and Finally Released.Computer sounds and digital samples aside, the beats are really hot. The lyrics are creative and honest. The title is definetely giving it much accord by calling it 'brave'. I enjoy the duo and this is a great addition to my collection.
    Name: (Posted: 3/30/2009 4:40:00 PM; Partial IP: .127.88.11)
    Location: VA
    Comment: Verbal Kent is definetly not wack. That's for sure. He has a very memorable voice and flow. He could rip it over dead air. This album is one of the better discs I've heard this year, that's for sure. Like he said on track 1, this album is for people who love rap, not people who don't.
    Name: (Posted: 3/22/2009 11:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 41.163.249)
    Location: Buffalo
    Comment: Wack...... His voice is vaginal... and the beats are super computer and fake... But perhaps this isn't my style...
    Name: (Posted: 3/22/2009 1:25:00 PM; Partial IP: .94.56.177)
    Location: Cdn
    Comment: These dudes bump, and on so many tracks use that famili.pre golden era formula of driving drums, heavy baselines, and efx's Dope, but tracks like 6, 11, 12+ an intro and 2 skits don't compare to classics like 'Questions and Fast Rapping Time' When qualifying this release as classic, but solid indeed
    Name: (Posted: 3/21/2009 12:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 26.139.126)
    Location: augusta GA.
    Comment: dopest album out right now besides M.F.DOOM!!!!!!
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