Joel Verdad
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Joel Verdad

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Band Hip Hop R&B




"Single review: Joel Verdad - "The Cycle""

The character of Juliet Capulet in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet once questioned “what’s in a name?” before likely going into a boring lengthy monologue about love. For North Carolina rapper and DJBooth newcomer Joel Verdad there’s actually quite a lot in his name. The name Joel is derived from a prophet in the Bible and Verdad is Spanish for truth. Despite his prophetic moniker, Verdad’s Booth debut The Cycle is an energetic, lyrically tongue-twisting tune that samples a portion of Q-Tip and Andre 3000‘s That’s Sexy. Handling the production on The Cycle is Davey, who keeps up with Verdad’s rapid rhymes with a combination of drum-kicks and a little bass. For more new tunes from the artist check out his Adolescent (Add-A-Lesson) Theory album, which can be downloaded for a price of your choosing via Bandcamp. - - written by Danielle H.

"Recording Artist Joel Verdad Signs With Hybred Entertainment."

For Immediate Release -

Recording Artist Joel Verdad Signs With Hybred Entertainment.

February 20th, 2011 Atlanta, GA - Hybred Entertainment Group proudly announces the signing of Recording Artist Joel Verdad, a welcomed addition to their growing roster of Talent. Recording Artist Joel Verdad, is known for his hit single 'Kradle Rock' featuring Hip Hop Artist Lil Chuckee at Young Money Entertainment Records of Lil Wayne fame.

Growing up in Charlotte, NC Joel was deeply impressed with a love of music that led him to play the saxophone and start rapping at tender age of 15. Artist Joel Verdad's family background is rich in musicians from his cousin the infamous Staten Island rapper Lynx Allen - the single 'Shaolins Pledge' fame to a cousin who is a long time back up singer for Musical Legend Stevie Wonder.

'I knew I wanted to be an artist the second I attended the Kanye West "Glow In The Dark Tour"' says Artist Joel Verdad 'Kanye West's style on stage blew me so much that I had to start rapping.'

Joel, a minor Prophet from the bible, Verdad the Spanish word for Truth. Joel Verdad is a fitting moniker for an up and coming rapper who is poised to bring Hip Hop back to its roots.

Born under the name Donovan Joel Long, he flowed into the world with melodic mix of poetry and literary style that has been compared to Shakespeare. His lyrics challenge young intellects into being interested in the world, serving as a catalyst of change in the modern world of Hip Hop.

In Recording Artist Joel Verdad lyrics you can hear traces of the great musicians that have inspired and influenced him - Cee-Lo, Outkast, Tribe Called Quest, Bob Marley and John Mayor, The Flaming Lips. Joel had the pleasure of having a personal encounter with Cee-Lo early in his recording career that helped to evolve his musical style to what it is today.

Artist Joel Verdad comes to Hybred Entertainment not only as a rising star in the Rap Genre, Joel is an entrepreneur who is launching the fashion line 'Hybred' under the guidance of Hybred Entertainment.

Hybred Entertainment Group, a division of Clear City Group will be featured in the February/March edition of CINHTE Magazine hitting news stands in the greater Charlotte and Atlanta area.

This edition of CINHTE Magazine will see the introduction of Hybred Entertainment Group as well as the force behind it, CEO Nick Long to the wider East Coast musical community.

CINHTE Magazine will spotlight the emerging recording careers of the newest Talent to be added to Hybred's roster - Artist Harrel, and Artist Joel Verdad. Michelle Williams of the famed 90's group Destiny's Child will be the main feature of this edition as she graces it's cover.

To get your copy of CINHTE Magazine please visit -

Upcoming Performance Dates for Artist Joel Verdad -
Wednesday 23, 2011 Artist Joel Verdad with another of Hybred's Musical Talents
Harrell will be performing at the Two Faces Club in Charlotte, NC.

Artist Joel Verdad-
Twitter: Darealverdad

'Kradle Rock featuring Lil Chuckee' -

- Desert Grove Media


2012 - Adolescent (Add-A-Lesson) Theory (Mixtape)
2012- The Cycle (Single)



Joel, a minor Prophet from the bible, Verdad the Spanish word for Truth. A fitting moniker for up and coming rapper; Joel Verdad, a Charlotte North Carolina native who is poised to bring Hip Hop back to its roots. As a staple on the Queen City music scene, Joel has impressed many with such songs as the hypnotizing “Soul” featuring Ryan Harrell, the gritty street anthem “Hustle On” and “Kradle rock” featuring Young Money artist Lil’Chuckee. His lyrics, while enlightening and fun, possess an emotional and spiritual element rarely seen in today’s musical line up. A fan of eclectic beats, Verdad has been compared to other artists such as; Lupe Fiasco, Cee-lo Green, and Andre 3000. Joel recently performed with the legendary Roy Ayers during the 40th birthday celebration for Tupac Shakur alongside artists such as Rick Ross, Meek Mills, Bun B, and Erykah Badu. He joined Roy during the performance of his classic hit “Everybody loves the Sunshine.” Verdad was also included in the line-up at the Bronner Brothers annual hair show, where he impressed the attendees with his lyrical skills. Most recently, Joel was featured at the “Monster BET Hip Hop Clarity Boutique”, a blue carpet affair that was held during the BET Hip Hop awards weekend. His high energy performances and boyish charm captivate audiences; and though currently unsigned, Joel Verdad firmly believes that Hip Hop isn’t dead and his mesmerizing style will win back fans and once again make Hip Hop a household name.