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David Versis: Drafted

If you agree that Drake is the ‘Sultan of the City’ than David Versis is the thief in the streets with a vandalistic flow. Arabian Nights metaphors aside, Versis is back on his beast-mode with “Drafted.” This collection of B-sides precedes his highly-anticipated mixtape “Hate to Say It”; but this 8 track prequel does a lot more than just set the stage.

Like any rapper Versis enjoys swag-splashing as much as possible, but in reality he is an artist who considering his mastery is considerably humble. Since being introduced to his music a month ago I’ve finally had time to properly digest his work. The problem is instead of finishing with his offerings I’ve inherited his hunger.

Luckily my impatience has been rewarded! While I wait for “Hate to Say It” I’ve got “Drafted” to tweet along to.

If this is your introduction to Versis let me offer a synopsis of his style: he honors the local bravado brought by Drake; is relentless with his metaphors and syllables; and he’s addictively quotable.

If this is your introduction to Drafted let me provide a bias breakdown: his braggadocious approach on “Kill a Dilla Beat” is awe-inspiring; “Favourite Position” is going to have me retweeting lines for weeks; and “Vader Flow” is a gem well-deserving of a life on wax!

Good job fam, V’s up!

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[audio:http://dreamlandapparel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/03-Kill-A-Dilla-Beat.mp3|titles=03 - Kill A Dilla Beat]


[audio:http://dreamlandapparel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/07-Vader-Flow.mp3|titles=07 - Vader Flow]


  • Anonymous

    ya boy smashed that Dilla beat! WHHHHHAATTTTTTTTT! Fuck man….

    Gotta say he got good taste in beats. This reminds me to A) cop this mixtape B) pull out my Madlib/Dilla Jay Lib Champion Sound album! Underground hip hop lives on! Wheres my backpack!?


    • Anonymous

      Agreed! He got dirty on that beat. It’s crazy what he is capable of, and it’s crazy how many people are sleeping on Versis. However, thanks to Chris we here at Dreamland got his back for sure.

      As for that Madlib/Dilla you know even I’ll listen to that quality of underground. Speaking of which, whatever happened to One Be Lo? Dude was the coolest kid and a monster on the mic. XXL needs to make a milk carton.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Michael-Elliott/500513490 Christopher Michael Elliott

    Oh this is dope. I love it. He’s got that undeniable clarity.

    All these rappers pretend like 9. Ughhhhh!

    Unreal. Love it!

    • Anonymous

      Versis was a great find on your part, and an epic talent on his own. Can’t wait until he drops “Hate to Say It.” Thx again slime ;)

  • http://twitter.com/joshuaJRichards Joshua Richards

    Bap Bap. V’s Up! Thanks for the support. Let’s make 2011 the year of the Versis

    • Anonymous

      Trust fam… you got full support from the Dreamland staff!

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