Versis showed up in my friend requests a number of months ago. Since then I have kept up with his music and have yet to be let down. He’s been releasing a steady number of singles that have kept me in anticpation for a whole project. I’m glad to say I can anticipate no longer.
The Synergy EP is a 21-minute joyride that stays true to it’s name. It is an excellent display of what two talented artists, whose talent and ability is strong enough to carry themselves individually, can achieve when they combine forces to make something even greater than their indiviudal efforts; Synergy.
Looking back now, synergy has been the winning formula for any memorable hip hop duo: Eric B. & Rakim, EPMD, Gangstarr, Blu & Exile, Reflection Eternal, etc. A formula that often makes albums into classics.
Versis’ smokey, Buckshot-esque voice and old school delivery serves a good contrast to Lucid’s fresh and full-sounding production that would have any Little Brother fan searching for the instrumentals. Neither member outshines the other at any one point during the EP. Versis is definitely the focal point but he doesn’t let his producer go unnoticed. With Lucid’s instrumental teasers and the track featuring Lucid himself, it feels like a cooperative effort as opposed to the “Here’s the CD of beats, hit me up when you record the songs” type of feel.
All in all, The Synergy EP is an excellent listen for anyone who is in search of the new Golden Era (or shall we say, Platinum Era) of hip hop. The more I hear from Versis, the more I can’t wait to see him do bigger things. I only support good music, you should do the same.
Click the link above the pic for the download or just click here if you’re lazy.
Versis can be found here.
Lucid can be found here.