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.
After a month where we had eight artists battling for the top spot, September was no different when it comes to the competition. From Rapsody and Kendrick Lamar discussing the idea of “Power” on their Laila’s Wisdom collaboration and G Herbo detailing the harsh realities of growing up in the ghetto with an incredible bit of story-telling on “Malcolm” to Mick Jenkins flipping styles while detailing life as a black man in AmeriKKKa with his verse on EarthGang’s “House.” We then had Lloyd Banks catching a body on “Bullet Club” with Conway and Benny (who both killed it, as well). And, last but definitely not least, Loaded Lux shutting down the Funk Flex freestyle series with one of the best performances of the year.
Take a listen to each and get your vote on below.