QUICK EP REVIEW: DaKid VeRsE – Untold Stories
…..after listening to this one it’s becomes obvious that his talent is certainly one to continue watching out for.
DaKid VeRsE is one of those highly regarded MCs currently bubbling in the Harare hip-hop scene that just hasn’t been able to make that leap into the mainstream, although that seems to suit him just fine. His new EP Untold Stories is a socially aware record that sees him attempt to make sense of what’s been and is going on in the country.
Filled with storytelling (Prayer & Donhodzo), perspective (Nziyo), tenderness (Huya, L.o.v.e & Over), straight-up bully raps (Tsotsi Refix) and hustler’s anthem (Pondo Shanu), it is a treat for heads searching for a slice of realness. And yet it’s never without a few missteps. Although he could’ve have the most sensible themes ,his delivery faulted at times.His raps takes long to punch and and the corner most of his stories develops from are quite ambiguous.It’s not like he’s being realistic (Donhodzo). But it is not boring, it’s just, say too light to be taken seriously. Maybe that what’s makes him a unique required taste in the industry – a refreshment from tough-as-nail lyricists that hit us with gritty and grim tales.
In the end the Untold Stories EP is a record that will push you deeper into it’s swirly cauldron of ideas until you’re lost beneath its spell.And after listening to this one it becomes obvious that his talent is certainly one to continue watching out for.
Pickups tracks :
- Nziyo ft Fun F & Savage
- L.o.v.e ft Gransunn
- Tsotsi Refix ft Various Artists
Listen to Untold Stories Ep by Dakid VeRsE below