Anyone that knows Verse knows that he has slick wordplay that cuts the beat like a samurai sword. On the beat Verse has not only dominated his competition but he has surpassed them to a level that few artists ever achieve. Legend. The legend of Verse is heavily intertwined with the Tulsa hip-hop scene. It was no surprise that his competition be ecstatic about his absence from music. But their comfort during his absence would also be their downfall. Verse is back. OR as Jay Z said it; "When I come back like Jordan. Wearin' the 4-5, it ain't to play games with you". And just like Jordan, Verse's latest single "Moor Flex" proves that he ain't playin'.
As the story goes after a year and a half hiatus, Jordan would play the Indiana Pacers and would go on to finish with 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists. Proving that he was just that much better than his competition. So naturally now that Verse is back he also doesn't disappoint as he drops a 3 minute and 36 second track that proves that he is FUCKING BACK!
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The line between rapper and ballplayer has always been a blurry one. Many rappers admire the skill and competitive nature of basketball, and on the other side many basketball players admire the skill and competitive nature of rapping. Verse shows just how the stories aren't so different, as his love for the game and love for rapping are showcased with his numerous basketball metaphors and references.
This type of skill doesn't come overnight. You have to be a student of the game. Jordan had always been known as a player who didn't just practice. He practiced practiced. Not only that but he studied the greats that came before him as well as the one's he played against like Magic Johnson and Julius Erving. Verse's delivery on this track is similar to a Jordan finger role that has the essence of the greats he studied. But at the same time Verse had no choice but to go off. This is such a hip-hop beat that was produced by Tarik Sabar. The dark yet harmonic choir is a warning. A warning to anyone who steps on the mic after him. Or better yet who attempts to Jump with him:
Just don't jump with me if I'm at the rim about to dunk it!
Simply put this is God Flow! The next track played in the SoundCloud shuffle doesn't even compare to Verse's lyrical assault. It's simply unfair to be this good. The same words that many of Jordan's competitors have said.
The critics might say. How can this be that good of a song? It doesn't even have a hook! That's when Verse like Jordan telling you how he's gonna beat you. Then actually beating you. He puts it simple:
THIS DON'T NEED NO CHORUS YET MOOR FLEX!
Make sure you checkout the comeback. Verse's latest single "Moor Flex":
This is the last line of J. Cole's song 1985 (Intro to "The Fall Off"). What's not shown is the line before this one that says, "Just remember what I told you when your shit flop". Together these lines express the bad stigma that has been cast on the careers of numerous artists of the Love & Hip Hop franchise.
In every bad relationship there is a point where you come to the realization. Fuck it! Some would say before you reach this point though there is a period where your waiting to exhale from holding in everything. The bottled up emotion, the pain, the lies, can physically, mentally, and emotionally consume you. It's not until your standing in your driveway watching a car engulfed in flames that you truly get to exhale. Bambi is an artist couldn't wait to exhale on her track called "Fuck I Look Like".
Tulsa Lines is more than just a site. It's a multi-media powerhouse. From interviews, concerts, social media, and of course podcasts. Look us up! Tulsa Lines Podcast is streaming on all major podcasting sites. Here's our very first episode:
Desperado. The iconic movie of the outlaw Antonio Banderas that sang about tales of his past while also wooing females in the process. Little was known about this traveler, other than his guitar and the tales that he sung. In Tulsa there is an artist by the name of Lonely Bandz who himself sings of the tales that has captured his audience and attract a female fan base that is infatuated with outlaws. His latest single "Fantasy" is another one of these tales that speak on his experiences of both betrayal and heartache.
The battle between right and wrong can often be blurred. In an era where there are so many sources for news, the facts can depend on who you ask. But what about when your on both sides of the argument? Are you both right and wrong? Or are you a victim of perception? This is what Jacobi Ryan tackles in his latest single "Hated". Being a multi-racial artist in a majority "urban" genre means that Jacobi Ryan like other multi-racial artists are forced with the decision to choose a side. Drake similarly tackled this issue in his track You and the 6 where he spits the line, "I used to get teased for being black, and now I'm here and I'm not black enough." The feelings seem mutual with Jacobi Ryan as he starts out both his first and second verse with a statement about his blackness.
A few snaps, melodic vocals, and a snare drum is all the artist David Townsend needs to create a vibe. Guided by his smooth vocal tone and melodic flow of which he uses to navigate the beat. Also guiding is his senses and experiences that account for tempo changes and musical bridges. In the track "One Night" David Townsend alludes to being the "bad guy"...
St. Domonick the brand is back with his single "Blue Magic" to remind his competition that "Santo runs the town". Fresh off his hiatus St. Domonick makes sure it's known that his presence represents his return and thus his crown. Few artist can take the sort of break that St. Domonick has and still have the same impact as someone who has been dropping music all year,
The Superbowl is approaching fast. What does that mean? Millions of advertising dollars will be spent by big name companies looking to monetize off there being so many eyes watching big screen TVs during the game. This is where advertising agencies really make their money from vendors like Doritos to, M&M's, to the Coca-Cola and Budweiser. Last year Sports Illustrated reported that companies on average spent $5 Million in advertising dollars toward a 30-second placement during the SuperBowl. With over 100 million estimated viewers it's no doubt that this is a good investment to get the most impressions. We'll get to that word later.
The Mingo Trail is comprised of two segments that run through Tulsa. It's on this trail that you'll see real nature. The trees vast and tall run along the trail. The wild life birds, squirrels, and pitbulls that have gotten loose. And then theirs the junkiez. Their trails of of broken glass bottles and syringes litter the ground as they lay unresponsive from their last fix. It's best to just not fuck with them. Adam The God is doing just this with the release of his latest video "I Can't FW Junkiez".