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Rising Stars: Meet Verbal van Gogh

Today we’d like to introduce you to Verbal van Gogh.

Verbal, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Based out of Charlotte, NC, I started in the rap game as a battle rapper. At that time, it wasn’t as lucrative as it is now so naturally I transitioned to writing and recording. I started my own label Currency Cartel Ent in 2007. After my first couple of projects, I started performing locally and making videos. With buzz growing during the “Blog Era” I got a lot of opportunities across the country to perform and network such as A3c, SXSW, Revolt Conference, High Times Festival, etc. As of now, I’m 11 albums in and I’m set to release my new album “Invisible Bully 2” in August.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
No path is a straight line. Along the way, there has been a lot of twist and turns. Being offered a record deal a few times and it not being what it needed to be was kind of a struggle for a moment. My biggest album to date, Calm B4 The Storm, was goin crazy right before the pandemic, which kind of halted things. All in all, everything in my career that was adversity made me better and push harder.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I specialize in REAL rap. No water added. There has been a resurgence in lyricism in the underground scene but not as much at the mainstream level. I’m the RapGod for a reason lol and I plan to bring back the TOP artists actually being good rappers and rap being more about life than just a slew of stereotypes being regurgitated. I also do alot of writing so I would definitely like to expand the number and caliber of artists I provide that service for.

Alright, so to wrap up, is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
Follow me on all social @VvG704. And stay posted for more updates!

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Surf Mitchell, EzeeOnTheEyes, CWalkerFilms, 3dShon

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