1996

Don Verb

Download: Your price

1996

Album download

Please choose a price: $ USD ($5.00 or more)

Please pay at least $5.00

or close

What It Is: Beats & Rhymes. A Return to Story-Telling. Grimey. Unapologetic. Natural.

What It's Not: Auto-Tune. Sonically Repetitive. Over-Produced. Polished. Formulaic. Contrived.

Don Verb took his time in putting this project together - provoking curiosity from fans and colleagues. 'What's it going to sound like' was essentially the inquiry he was experiencing the most. His (eventual) response became, "sounds like 1996".

D.V first began recording his own rhymes over beats in 1996. Looking back on that time, the artist believes it to be a very pivotal year in hip hop history. (as he and his fiance have covered on their podcast, "Minivan Musician)

Very proud of this album, he feels as though he has lived up to the standard of all of those great albums that he grew up listening to, that were released in that year.

Read more… close
0:00/???
  1. 1
    Your price

    (Intro) First Love

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.99 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.99

    or close
    0:00/1:48
  2. 2
    Your price

    The Docks

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.99 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.99

    or close
    0:00/2:46
  3. 3
    Your price

    Geo Prizm

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.99 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.99

    or close
    0:00/3:13
  4. 4
    Your price

    Heroes

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.99 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.99

    or close
    0:00/2:26
  5. 5
    Your price

    Statick

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.99 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.99

    or close
    0:00/3:00
  6. 6
    Your price

    Weed Warz

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.99 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.99

    or close
    0:00/2:00
  7. 7
    Rock 2:26
    Your price

    Rock

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.99 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.99

    or close
    0:00/2:26
  8. 8
    Your price

    Loveland's

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.99 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.99

    or close
    0:00/4:12
  9. 9
    Your price

    Don's Song

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.99 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.99

    or close
    0:00/2:48
  10. 10
    Your price

    BONUS TRACK: MARY SHAW

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.99 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.99

    or close
    0:00/2:28
  11. 11
    Your price

    BONUS: JOSE CANSECO

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.99 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.99

    or close
    0:00/2:40

DIAMONDS FROM VERB: THE VERB-ROC TAPES

Don Verb

Between 2000-2007, Rocafella Records released some of the most classic and influential hip hop music in history. With production from greats like Just Blaze and Kanye West and MC's like Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Cam'Ron and others; the label set trends throughout all of hip hop culture and was both commercially and critically praised.

Despite being very distinctive, the Rocafella sound was quite versatile; the label's artists crafted songs on all different topics and with a wide array of styles. Taking on rapping on the iconic instrumentals of Rocafella Records - during its pinnacle - couldn't possibly be an easy task; living up to such great content, especially to the fickle tastes of true school hip hop fans, could prove to be too much for most rappers. As "Diamonds from Verb" host Pittsburgh Pat states, "not just any MC would have the ability to rock those beats". Also having an affinity for Rocafella's sound and artists, Don Verb was inspired by the idea of MC'in over some of his favorite instrumentals ever and he took on the challenge of creating this mixtape.

"Attention spans aren't what they once were", Don Verb stated - in reference to keeping the track list at a reasonable number for "The Verb-Roc Tapes". He re-worked the beats of 11 Rocafella Records (and one Bad Boy) on this release, including: "Diamonds are Forever", "What We Do", "The Roc", "Young G's", "U Don't Know (Remix)", "Blueprint 2", "Come on Baby", "A Million and One Questions", "Lyrical Exercise", "Can I Live", "December 4th" and "Soon You'll Understand".

Some tracks are freestyles, some are full-on songs, a few have collaborations and all are thoroughly 'ripped'. Don Verb hopes that fans pay close attention to the flows he executes on these beats because he feels that he not only did the beats justice as far as topical and lyrical content but that he lived up to (or even surpassed) the cadences and rhythms flexed on the original songs, by the initial artists.

There may just be another mixtape on great producers' tracks coming, before Don Verb's October release of "1996" - an all-original album. We'll see how fans on tour like the songs from this mixtape first!

Read more… close
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/2:33
  2. 2
    0:00/2:27
  3. 3
    0:00/1:49
  4. 4
    0:00/1:06
  5. 5
    0:00/4:13
  6. 6
    0:00/2:29
  7. 7
    0:00/2:46
  8. 8
    0:00/2:17
  9. 9
    0:00/3:07
  10. 10
    0:00/2:58
  11. 11
    0:00/2:41
  12. 12
    0:00/2:29
  13. 13
    0:00/1:48

Three Tracks from the recent album - FREE!

Don Verb is an accomplished underground hip hop artist with experience working in, producing and engineering in just about every genre imaginable. His recent offering is one that pushes the envelope but according to the artist, "it's just a start". His plans are to completely mesh several different styles of music and permanently alter the way in which hip hop music is constructed, on his next project! 

The Mad King

Don Verb

In cart Not available Out of stock

Sonically, "The Mad King" re-works both hard-hitting and emotionally exquisite samples from rock & roll; namely Jack White's catalog. The Don's voice flows at different cadences and with sincere moods, lyrically touching on everything from the current state of hip hop music to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. "The Mad King" is an eclectic and versatile release without sounding as though it tried to touch on a wide array of subjects and/or vibes

Read more… close
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/1:22
  2. 2
    0:00/2:36
  3. 3
    0:00/4:22