Last we heard from US Virgin Islands producer/singer/rapper Verse, he was courting various major-label offers. Though Jive was the front-runner early on, Verse ultimately decided to ink a deal with Interscope for the release of his debut album, Stories of a Bachelor. When you’re releasing a project on a major, label pressure generally results in a number of records being left on the cutting room floor; if you take a good listen to Buy You A Round (Up & Down), however, noting Verse’s smooth vocals, the song’s female appeal, and Meco The Great‘s synth-heavy beat, you’ll likely end up scratching your head, wondering, “How did THAT get cut?!” The answer is simple: the records that made it onto Stories of a Bachelor‘s tracklist are just that much hotter. Stay tuned to DJBooth.net for more on Verse in the months ahead.
Written by Burmy on 03/4/09
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Winein It ft. Da Spokesman (of Rock City)" (2008)
Total DJ Booth Features:
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- Once Lost, a Lil Wayne Fan Finds His Faith in “Carter V”
- Rick Ross ft. Project Pat - Elvis Presley Blvd.
- Big Sean - Untitled EP
- Chris Brown ft. Trey Songz - Songs on 12 Play
- Dyme-A-Duzin - Hip Hope
- “I’m Real”: Five Questions With Raury
- Mick Jenkins - DJBooth RapBox Freestyle
- Kendrick Sued Over “Rigamortis”, Should He Pay Up? (A Sample Clearance Guide)
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
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