In my quest to become the Superman of indie blogs, I think that Virgil Wolfe has become my Jimmy Olsen. One trip through his timeline, and I manage to keep finding dopeness. This go-round, it’s Savannah, Georgia-based Lady Valore that caught my attention. Her latest release, IRL, did all the right things to catch my attention… dope cover, interesting song titles, and a guest appearance by another recent Virgil Wolfe discovery, cunabear. Naturally, I decided to dive in, and I was certainly not disappointed.
Lady Valore has a very conversational style and delivery, making her come off as the underground hip-hop version of The Ancient One from Doctor Strange. Her lines of rationale and observation are interesting and thought-provoking, and the production (the lion’s share of which is done by 5AM, with contributions by DRMA, Matty Meatloaf, Sunglow and (‘i’s’)) is abstract enough to stand out, but strong enough to support the unique flow. For a name your price purchase, you really can’t go wrong with this one.