Updated: Apr 27
To avoid the 'decline of self' we continue to write about incredible, yet under-appreciated rap music in the 'hope' that our platform remains 'limitless'. Today our attention is focused exclusively on 'Radio Waves', the brand new album from talented twosome - 'Verbz' & 'Mr Slipz'.
Released on Friday the 13th November 2020, 'Verbz' & 'Mr Slipz' defied the odds with 'Radio Waves' and made the aforementioned date a lucky one for listeners across the country. Whilst we are unsure if this release date was strategised, it is certainly poignant.
'Radio Waves' itself consists of a vast 22 segments, which equates to 1 hour and 17 minutes of luxurious listening. This said, enclosed in the extensive track listing are five 'skits' which help break the album up and inject some humorous, well-thought-out structure at the same time. This is immensely powerful.
As well as providing structure, the heavy use of skits throughout 'Radio Waves' cements the album as one that must be listened to from start to finish; this holds significant importance.
In our opinion, how you choose listen to a project often exposes its level of quality - if you are happy to shuffle an album, the concept is clearly not strong enough, however, if you feel obliged to press play and let the body of work engulf you, the artists job has been executed exceptionally well; the latter is the case when listening to 'Radio Waves'.
When it comes to the 'Radio Waves' sound, fans can expect to experience exactly what they have grown familiar with, and love about 'Verbz' & 'Mr Slipz' - a unique, alternative, boom-bap style hip-hop amalgamation. 'Verbz' & 'Mr Slipz' are incomparable to anyone else, and that is one of the best compliments we can pay to the duo.
Being a cog in the 'High Focus' hip-hop machine, 'Verbz' & 'Mr Slipz' had the luxury of calling upon highly talented artists such as 'Coops' and 'Fliptrix' who also operate under the 'High Focus' umbrella. With 'Radio Waves' being such a substantial project, the inclusion of an array of features brings diversity to an already diverse musical spectacle. Fans will love this.
As returning listeners will understand, when we decipher an album, mixtape, or EP, we do so because we are convinced that every track holds substantial value. In other words, we do not write about inconsistent projects, ever.
With the above in mind, it goes without saying that we love each and every piece of the 'Radio Waves' broadcast, however, we would not be doing our job if we failed to give you our individual song ratings. Please see below:
2202 FM - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Radio Skit 1 - (NA)
Changed - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Falling (Ft M9) - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Summer In The Bits - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Scences - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Radio Skit 2 - (NA)
Piece Of Shit - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Hold Ur Own - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Radio Skit 3 - (NA)
The Rain (Ft Riah) - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Weekend Blues (Ft Indria May) - ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Men Can Breathe (Ft Benaddict) - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Limitless - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Radio Skit 4 - (NA)
My Wonders (Ft Fliptrix) - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Feeling - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Hope (Ft Nelson Dialect) - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
In My Mind - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Radio Skit 5 - (NA)
Average rating - 4.52 / 5
Track Of The Project - 'Changed'
With 10 out of the 17 rated tacks receiving top marks, allocating a 'Track Of The Project' was the toughest part of writing this article. To be transparent, If you asked us which was our favourite track from 'Radio Waves' last week, you probably would've gotten a different answer, but right this second, we cannot get enough of 'Changed'.
In truth, you could stake an argument for any track on 'Radio Waves' being 'the best', but it is all about personal preference - with this in mind, we would love to know which track is your favourite! Please comment your thoughts below, or of course on any of our social media platforms.
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