In early 2014, MMG brought together Ugly Heroes member and local fire eater Verbal Kent with North Carolina’s Khrysis (Jamla, Away Team) to bring us Sound of the Weapon. In their newest video, “Raponomics”, they come together to explain the market in hip-hop. Weak MCs’ stock is depreciating. Kent chains bars together with slurred rhymes [cont.]
From the album Sound of the Weapon. .
Detroit producer Apollo Brown brings in the dramatic late night ride remix for Chicago emcee (and Ugly Heroes brethren) Verbal Kent. The track, “Underrated?”, is off Verbal Kent’s new album “Sound of the Weapon.” Originally this remix appeared exlucusively on the 日本語/Japanese edition of the album.
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 [cont.]
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 [cont.]
If you read the description of Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent and Red Pill’s Ugly Heroes project on the Mello Music Group website, you know their definition of “an ‘ugly hero’ is the everyday blue collar individual that makes the world go ’round.” And hey, who doesn’t want to honor those guys? With gratuitous celebrity running [cont.]
Today, Ugly Heroes drops their first music video from their recently released self-titled album for the song “Hero’s Theme.” The mild mannered beat from Detroit’s Apollo Brown features jazzy piano chops with Red Pill and Verbal Kent dropping working class hero rhymes that beautifully compliment the tone of the music underneath them.
The origins of Ugly Heores stems from Apollo Brown wanting to do a heavy blue collar album that paints a real picture of life out there. Not a gangsta record. Not a hipster record. A record that paints life as it is today for a lot of the working poor. And as much as we [cont.]
Their words: An Ugly Hero is considered a myth. Growing up, the heroes we saw in cartoons and movies were perfectly chiseled, intelligent, and had senses none of us possess. An UGLY HERO is the everyday blue collar individual that makes the world go ’round. These are the heroes that work hard all day, everyday [cont.]
It’s taken years for heads outside of the Midwest to catch wind of everything Chicago’s vast underground has to offer. Thanks to artists touring more extensively, getting greater distribution (and thanks to the Internet of course), things have finally changed in 2004. Enter Verbal Kent of Organic Mind Unit, one of Chicago’s many subterraneous [cont.]
- Raekwon Sets A Release Date For “F.I.L.A.” Album
- BUSH: A Snoop Odyssey Produced By Pharrell Williams [Preview]
- Drake – “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” Surprise Album on iTunes Now
- Action Bronson “Mr. Wonderful” Cover Art and Tracklist
- Juicy J “Blue Dream & Lean 2″ Mixtape Cover Art & Release Date Revealed
- MF Grimm “MF Love Songs” Cover Art + Tracklist
- Lord Hakim – “Brass Knucklez” (feat. Vast Aire & Phizz Ed)
- IAMSU! – “Hella Good” (feat. Tyga)
- DJ Kay Slay – “I Declare War” (feat. Styles P, Sheek Louch, Vado, Raekwon, & Rell)
- Maverick Sabre – “We Don’t Wanna Be” (feat. Joey Bada$$)
- Cannibal Ox – “Blade: Art of Ox” (feat. Artifacts & U-God; prod. Black Milk)
- Asher Roth – “Blow Your Head” (prod. Nottz)