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Verbal Kent (of Ugly Heroes) w/ Khrysis: Sound Of The Weapon

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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. The Sound of the Weapon is an unabashed look at living through anything and loving everything. The cause of it is truth. Sound of the Weapon is Verbal Kent's most complete album to date.

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. The new album, Sound of the Weapon, is set to be released February 18, 2014 on Mello Music Group.

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1. Truth
Producers: Khrysis
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2. Body The Beat
featuring DJ Eclipse (of Non Phixion)
Producers: Khrysis
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3. Hunched Over Chessboards
featuring DJ Eclipse (of Non Phixion)
Producers: Khrysis
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4. Now Or Never Pt. 1
Producers: Khrysis
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5. Underrated?
Producers: Khrysis
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6. Raponomics
Producers: Khrysis
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7. Sound Of The Weapon
Producers: Khrysis
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8. No Excuse
Producers: Khrysis
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9. Now Or Never Pt. 2
Producers: Khrysis
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10. Sammy Sosa
Producers: Khrysis
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11. Slap The Shit Out Of You App
Producers: Khrysis
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12. Joe Shmoses
Producers: Khrysis
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13. Now Or Never Pt. 3
Producers: Khrysis
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14. Sound Of The Weapon (9th Wonder Remix) (Bonus)
Producers: 9th Wonder
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4.3 Stars (4.3 Stars )
Total Comments: 18
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/9/2014 11:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 63.123.206)
Location: USA
Comment: Real talk...Khrysis wasted his beats. And the 9th Wonder remix at the end should've gone to a different MC. Sorry.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/15/2014 1:39:00 AM; Partial IP: 226.121.17)
Location: THERE BITCH
Comment: Ok listen you 3 star giving clown, this album is solid and skillfully put together, you are criticizing a work of art that you cannot make so shut up, if you don't like it don't even bother commenting on it, it's strong and production and MCing is top tier, better then the commercial garbage you crank.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/21/2014 11:14:00 AM; Partial IP: 22.187.181)
Location: Barry & Spaulding
Comment: Dope album! VK's best album yet. Khrysis production is NASTY on here. It's the same lame cry babies always dissing good albums on this site. Mello Music Group is my favorite label and can't wait for L'Orange's album to drop. Peace
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/27/2014 10:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 114.139.23)
Location: Baltimore
Comment: I've been a long time fan of Verbal Kent. This album doesn't disappoint - dope rhymes backed by solid production by Khrysis.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/26/2014 8:01:00 AM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az
Comment: Verbal Kent has paid his dues, Props to him for not selling out after years of trying to get heard! This is waaay better than Eminem new cd!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/25/2014 1:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 151.63.144)
Location: thunder bay canada
Comment: The muthafuckin man nailed it 2 good beats the first song is fire then album décorés garbage kents voice is fake too big letdown from khrysis
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/21/2014 2:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 128.56.155)
Location: J-City, Nigeria
Comment: thank God khrysis has been resurrected. at a point in time it seemed like he was experimenting or trying to change his style of production but now I can say that "khrysis is back on the boards with the heat". verbal kent equally works hard on the album and arguably, this is his best album yet.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/21/2014 12:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 51.189.203)
Location: Toronto
Comment: Great record, beats & rhymes.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/21/2014 12:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 73.238.204)
Location: Greenwich
Comment: Verbal Kent's best album. For those new to Verbal it's more about powerful cadences and riding the beat than deep insightful commentary - though he has moments (sound of the weapon). Khrysis is incredible on production.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/19/2014 10:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 7.3.89.198)
Location: Ya Sister's Shower
Comment: Damn, damn, damn…Khrysis is an ILL producer. But there are some SERIOUSLY average beats on here. There are 2 REAL DOPE beats but that's about it. Big letdown. Khrysis is better than this. And honestly, Verbal Kent is nothing special as an emcee. His voice is kind of annoying, he doesn't say anything spectacular. He's just an average rapper. Oh well...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/14/2014 6:37:00 AM; Partial IP: 136.8.2.68)
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Comment: THIS IS GONNA BE A BANGER :) "KHRYSIS ON THE BOARDS WITH THE HEAT!!!!"
Name: (Posted: 2/9/2014 8:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 186.16.238)
Location: South Africa Bloemfontein
Comment: Just can't wait damn,I'm so excited about this one
Name: (Posted: 2/8/2014 9:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 28.138.119)
Location: non of your bizz
Comment: some of yall need to have your ears cleaned out this sounds like garbage, so sick of these "banger" albums
Name: (Posted: 1/30/2014 5:08:00 PM; Partial IP: .31.78.102)
Location: PRAGUE
Comment: Looking forward to this album, sounding good from the snippets. Dude below me is jealous, I mean if you don't get into Verbal keep it moving, but dude is good at what he does.
Name: (Posted: 1/30/2014 10:22:00 AM; Partial IP: .129.187.2)
Location: nyc
Comment: this dude does not deserve these beats or this deal, what the fuck!
Name: (Posted: 1/29/2014 3:13:00 AM; Partial IP: .4.212.102)
Location: Toronto
Comment: Verbal Kent's been creating some good stuff recently. I was into Ugly Heroes, and the couple joints on Mandala were cool too. This should be good.
Name: (Posted: 1/28/2014 5:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 42.205.127)
Location: Chino USA
Comment: Quality over everything, so goes the next from VK. Don't sleep no more!
Name: (Posted: 1/24/2014 1:58:00 PM; Partial IP: .94.112.40)
Location: Montreal Qc
Comment: It's gonna be the bomb like every Kent's album !!!!!
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