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Vernon Little

Vernon Little
Words To Live By - EP

Street Date: March 25, 2020
Style: Hip Hop
Official Site: Official Twitter
Get It: iTunes



Ten years ago, hip hop artist Vernon Little released a full-length album, called A New Beginning. Though the album itself isn't easily attainable anymore, most of it still exists on streaming platforms in the form of singles and EPs. A few of the songs, as well as some new remixes, have recently become available as the Words To Live By EP. The opening track is a spoken word introduction that explains Littles reasons for making his music, which leads into the remixes of Words To Live By and Proverbs. Littles style is of the old school hip hop variety, from the flow to the beats. Even the remixes keep that nostalgic, 80s style alive, meshing very well with the final two tracks, which are the original renditions of Good As It Gets and Dealing With Stress. Due to the overall style of the songs, Littles music may not appeal to many outside of a very specific niche. The intro track makes Littles purpose clear, as he speaks on his desire to encourage the listener by rapping about the things hes been through. And he certainly does take an occasion or two to do exactly this, such as in the closing track, Dealing With Stress, where he goes through his life story and through his salvation. But he also spends a disproportionate amount of time on typical hip hop flexing. Good As It Gets is solely about how his rapping skills are as good as it gets, with lots of braggadocious lyrics and even some outdated references. In between a couple of tracks that are full of life advice and calls to salvation, it seems out of place. Words To Live By isnt an EP for everyone, but if youre into hip hop from the 80s and/or 90s, you especially might find something here to like.

- Review date: 4/25/20, Scott Fryberger of Jesusfreakhideout.com


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