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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Hip Hop Indie

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"What's Next"

If you're gonna give yourself a name like Verbal Van Gogh, you'd better be ready to bring the ruckus when the mic lands in your hands. We're happy to report that the Charlotte rapper more than lives up to the handle. He was smart to bring along a friend, because together with Elevator Jay, these two tear up the bass heavy track in fine fashion. The influence of the Dirty South is very evident in the track, but somewhere within the beat and the flows, we can't escape a heavy feeling of classic west coast hip-hop. Right on. - DigitalDJPool


"VvG - Ever Needed"

Fresh off a nationwide tour, Charlotte artist VvG hits our pages with a new banger. The rapper drops off this dope cut titled “Ever Needed.” Take a listen to the song before the jump. - MusicOnTheDot


"STREAM VVG’S ‘KING T​.​U​.​T.’ LP"

The full length project from the Currency Cartel member is here.


Charlotte native VvG comes through with a new project today titled KING T.U.T. Considering that he is the self proclaimed “RapGod”, the title is fitting. Coming in at 11 tracks, the project follows up his The Essence project, released last September and his #MME2K16 mixtape with DJ Moeezy.

VvG kept the features at a minimum with Lotta and Elevator Jay being the only voices heard outside of his. Lexi Banks, Ric and Thadeus, Mr. Kooman and Stacks A. Million hold down production.

Stream the project below and head here to cop. - J.Goode


"VVG BRINGS ‘THE ESSENCE’ OF HIP-HOP BACK ON HIS NEW EP"

The Charlotte emcee returns with a new EP.


After showing us the difference between dreams and reality on Reality Of A Dreamworld and waking us up on The Great Awakening, VvG takes things back to The Essence on his latest EP. Coming in at 8 tracks (14 when you make a purchase here), the Charlotte, North Carolina native brings the raw and aggressive flow over the production of Tone Jonez, Lexi Banks, Kid Flash and more. - Str8OutDaDen


"VvG (Verbal van Gogh) WWS Mag Interview"

Exclusive Interview

Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I am from the Eastside of Charlotte, NC (Hickory Grove to be exact) and I am an up-and-coming indie artist. I started rapping at the age of 11 just as a hobby and because I liked music so much. Over the years I got better and the amount of people checking for me as an artist was growing quickly. I dropped my first official mixtape in the summer of 2007 with my producer Stacks A. Million and it’s kinda just been on since then. 13 mixtapes later, we arrived at my last project, #TGA [2013], which was a real big success and I’m just looking to continue to build on that going forward as I do my part to restore the true culture of hip-hop music.

Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
This song is very special to me. It’s called Half My Life featuring Jade Jones. This song is from my latest CD, The Great Awakening [#TGA] and it’s produced by one of the most underrated producers in the game, Johnny Juliano. When I wrote the hook for this song I had a certain voice in mind which is why the song features Atlanta R&B artist Jade Jones. Jade and I worked together before and the chemistry was easily there so I figured let’s try it again. It’s a real inspirational song to anybody who is passionate about their craft or profession and basically anybody who is trying to become more than they currently are. Stack them dollars up!

Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Realizing that there’s more so about the business than the music. If it wasn’t, a lot of these “rappers” wouldn’t even be out. I took it in stride and now look at it more as strictly business while still maintaining the integrity and authenticity of my music.

What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
In 2011 I did a tape with super-producer Natural Disaster called FEMA Fresh. We both felt that this was going to be a breakthrough tape for both of us but America really wasn’t quite ready for that kind of content. It had a big buzz with my core fans and opened the ears of plenty of new ones but it just didn’t reach the level we had planned. It reached about 35-40k downloads but we were envisioning more like 100-150k.

The content was very politically charged and that was the direction I wanted to take my music going forward but it was a little too over their heads. I wouldn’t consider that a setback, but it definitely was a wake-up to how the average hip-hop consumer thought. From there on I adjusted my approach to reach broader audiences while staying staying true to myself as an artist.

What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Jumping on fads. Making music that conforms to what everybody else is doing or whats popular at the moment instantly puts you in a box. A lot of people don’t realize that once that certain fad is gone, you may be too. The key to longevity is staying true to yourself.

What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Don’t ever shortchange yourself. You get what you negotiate.

What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Shows/performances. Performing, in my opinion, is the best way to personally connect with fans and receive feedback right on the spot. Performing also gives people a feel of who you are as a person outside of music because your stage presence and aura are being analyzed as well.

Where can people visit you?
The Eastside of Charlotte
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Twitter & Instagram: @VvG704 - WWS Magazine


"VVG – The Great Awakening"

The artist VVG is out of the Queen City of N.C. and just released a 16-track album, that gives listeners direct and crafty hip hop. ‘The Great Awakening‘ is the title of this album , and this artist formulates verses with a creative wordplay. Cocky, aggressive, yet skilled can all describe this artist’s flow. Producers like Stacks A. Million and Flawless Tracks participated in an upbeat hip hop mixtape with steel bars. Artist features consist of ATL songstress, Jade Jones, Marka, Shana Dominique and Charlotte rapper, Lotta. Follow VVG on Twitter @VVG704. - KaraKhaotic


"[Mixtape] VvG – “#TGA” [The Great Awakening]"

Charlotte rapper VvG, also known as Verbal Van Gogh has recently released his newest project entitled “#TGA” [The Great Awakening], to high praise in the underground hip hop community. Production credits for the project features Johnny Juliano, Yung Exclusive, FlawlessTracks, Matcy P and long-time collaborator, Stacks A. Million. Artist features consist of ATL songstress, Jade Jones, Marka, Shana Dominique and Charlotte rapper, Lotta.

www.VvG704.com
Twitter/IG: @VvG704 - CarolinaOnTheRise


"VvG – S.O.S. Freestyle (prod. BanksOnTheBeat)"

I admit over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been slacking on the submissions but I finally got a chance to get back on it. As part of our freestyle contest (which is still going on), Verbal Van Gogh from Charlotte tackles the ‘S.O.S.’ instrumental produced by BanksOnTheBeat. This freestyle was pretty dope. Definitely going to have to check out his Fema Fresh II: 33rd Degree tape some time this week. - Daily Chiefers


"VvG – S.O.S. Freestyle (prod. BanksOnTheBeat)"

I admit over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been slacking on the submissions but I finally got a chance to get back on it. As part of our freestyle contest (which is still going on), Verbal Van Gogh from Charlotte tackles the ‘S.O.S.’ instrumental produced by BanksOnTheBeat. This freestyle was pretty dope. Definitely going to have to check out his Fema Fresh II: 33rd Degree tape some time this week. - Daily Chiefers


"Music Spotlight: VvG"

nother Charlotte artist is bursting onto the scene! He goes by the name of VvG which stands for Verbal.van.Gogh. VvG is a rapper from the Eastside of Charlotte, N.C.. He is also the Owner/Founder of his own label CurrencyCartel Ent.which was started in 2005. As an artist, he aspires to change the current state of the rap game with his unique style, witty punchlines, precise wordplay and REAL life stories..... - Rea Melissa


"Music Spotlight: VvG"

nother Charlotte artist is bursting onto the scene! He goes by the name of VvG which stands for Verbal.van.Gogh. VvG is a rapper from the Eastside of Charlotte, N.C.. He is also the Owner/Founder of his own label CurrencyCartel Ent.which was started in 2005. As an artist, he aspires to change the current state of the rap game with his unique style, witty punchlines, precise wordplay and REAL life stories..... - Rea Melissa


"VVG – The Great Awakening"

| New Mixtape Feature | - ABlackTV


"VVG – The Great Awakening"

| New Mixtape Feature | - ABlackTV


"VVG – #MM3 (ALBUM)"

Following on the heels of releasing his breakthrough LP King T.U.T., North Carolina’s VvG — short for Verbal van Gogh is back with his latest installment of his Mr. Murder Everything series, or #MM3 with DJ Moeezy.
Stream the entire thing on Spotify below. - 2DopeBoyz


Discography

Mixtapes:
The 1st 48 [pt.1-3], Mind over Mental, Just Another Day (2010)
The Beginning of the End, FEMA Fresh, Mind Over Mental 3.0 (2011) The Greatest Story Never Told, FEMA Fresh II [2012]. The Great Awakening [Oct.1,2013]

Singles:
Cup Cold [2011-current] [iTunes]

The Great Awakening Pending ITunes release [digital album]

Reality Of A Dreamworld EP - Dec. 2013

#TheEssenceEP - Sept. 2015

KING T.U.T (Album) - 7.4.16

#MM3 (EP) 1.25.17


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Verbal van Gogh aka VvG from East Charlotte, is a talented up-and-coming artist. With his lyrical wordplay, witty punchlines, multiple flows and unique swagger, he is able to set his self apart from other aspiring artists. Currently, VvG is riding the momentum from a vast array of quality music, including multiple successful mixtapes and numerous national and local performances. Stay tuned to the $Currency Cartel$ and movement for the latest news and tracks...VvG.us

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