Lyricism is the backbone of hip hop. Although there are a ton of rappers who aren’t saying a gotdamn thing, there are those who are exceptionally gifted at putting words together over a beat. And with so many songs dropping during any given month, we feel that those rhymes that combine lyrical dexterity and cleverness with verbal gymnastics should be celebrated. Enter: Verse of the Month.
Apathy, “Live From the Iron Curtain
Apathy has been criminally underrated for what feels like eons. We thought the masses would get a chance to hear the Demigod when he signed to Atlantic a decade ago but that wasn’t to be. Fortunately, Apathy hasn’t lost his edge and his verse alongside the legendary O.C. on “Live From The Iron Curtain.” Ap opens up with a razor sharp flow and proceeds to deliver with visually intriguing bars that find Apathy chasing the enemy into old age and then punting their false teeth. There’s so much wickedness here from Apathy that it reminds those that have slept to go back through his catalog of dopeness.