Newly signed to High Focus Records, Verbz and Mr Slipz return after their critically acclaimed debut collaboration ‘Lessons in Adolescence’ with a preview of exciting things to come on ‘Iron Grips’.
Croydon’s Verbz is an exciting up and coming rapper known for his thoughtful lyricism and laidback flow, which is exemplified here with effortless and charming wordplay. His rapping style is conversational and intelligent, and his voice sits pretty atop the beat like an angel on a cloud. His musical connection with prolific Brighton based Mr Slipz is second to none, whose jazzy hip hop style is laidback, distinctive and detailed, and his talent is showcased perfectly on this track, with assured and creative production. The crystal clear horn sample that starts and finishes the song is perfectly suited, and the spooky, high pitched keys push the track forward, combining well with Verbz’ vocal that struts its way through the instrumental – casual yet tenacious.
With a translucent musical connection and the image to match, Verbz and Mr Spliz could become one of HFR’s biggest acts. With experience and a focused sound, expect them to rise up festival bills.