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Live Direct :: Virgil Wolfe Captures Live Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Performance Of ‘Just To Be Clear’

This past weekend, I took part in The Wild Rumpus 48, a monthly event curated by Grid Squid Entertainment that is currently held at Kiva Lounge & Bar in San Marcos.  The homie Virgil Wolfe was in attendance, and after rocking a spur of the moment set, he was gracious enough to capture my performance of Just To Be Clear, the last single I’ve released from most recent collaborative effort with Lo PhiUncanny Valley.  I almost got through the whole thing, but a slight (hilarious) distraction in the audience caused me to take a freestyling detour to wrap things up.  Definitely happy this one was captured, however, as it’s been a while since I’ve seen myself on stage.

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Good Combinations :: ‘Wolfe & Bear’ Drops Courtesy Of BearTooth Collective

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After hearing the twentytwo single, I’ve been eager for the release of Wolfe & Bear, the collaborative effort featuring Virgil Wolfe and Cunabear on lyrical duty and Vast Ness on production, all representing BearTooth Collective.  Luckily for me, the entire project follows the path laid by twentytwo, using lush, mellow production as a bed for lyrics that cover a wide range of topics, feelings and emotions.  This is hip-hop that feels like a good conversation with like-minded friends that leaves you feeling better than you did when you arrived.  Hopefully, these five songs are just the beginning of something bigger, but for now, be sure to check this one out, share it around, and cop it if you can.

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Connected Loners :: Virgil Wolfe And Qualms Make ‘C O N T A C T’

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Collaborative musicmaking can be a truly magical thing.  For example, it seems like Qualms had a track that could easily be showcased on a Lo Fi Hip-Hop Beats to Study To YouTube stream.  Virgil Wolfe has a penchant for dropping introspective, moving, thought-provoking lyrics… turns out Qualms does as well.  Luckily for us, the two put their heads together, and the result is C O N T A C T, a true headphone masterpiece.  Virgil is on a monster run this summer, low key dropping gem after gem, so if you’re not already hip to his Soundcloud page, now would be a good time to do so.  Check out the track, heart it up and leave a comment, and share it around for others to do the same!

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Live Direct :: Virgil Wolfe Drops Live Music Video For ‘On A Whim’

Virgil Wolfe apparently has Open Heart Daydream, his latest project, on deck and ready for release this fall via BearTooth Collective, so it’s only proper that he let the rollout begin.  Wolfe is using the video for his first single, On A Whim, to provide those not lucky enough to see him perform live just a small taste of the energy he can bring to his song when on the stage.  The beat is on point, the performance is strong, and Wolfe even takes a bit of time to let himself be in the moment, much to the joy of the camera (and us by extension).  Definitely check this one out, like it and leave a comment, and spread the word so others can do the same!

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Field Recordings :: Wolfe & Bear Prepare The World With ‘Twentytwo’ Single Release

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I love it when a plan comes together.  After watching the homie Virgil Wolfe build a bond with cunabear and the BearTooth Collective for the past year or two, it comes as no surprise that the two have teamed up with producer vast ness to create Wolfe & Bear.  Their first single, twentytwo, is the perfect sonic encapsulation of the trio : the track by vast ness sets the storybook-esque tone beautifully, cunabear makes his presence felt firmly and soundly in the opening verse, and Virgil Wolfe pops up on the track while darting around the rhythm with his signature cleverly textured lines.  I’m definitely on board for the Wolfe & Bear EP (coming this August), and you should be too.  Pass this single around to help build the buzz.

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Lo-Fi Displacement :: Virgil Wolfe Gets Raw With ‘Temporary Residence’

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Hip-hop can be quite the bittersweet discipline.  For all of the beauty and raw emotion it harnesses and unleashes, beneath that initial layer lays this ability to peel away all layers of lies and falsification in order to hit true nerves and address issues directly.  It can be a jarring process, but ultimately quite the therapeutic one for both listener and MC.  Exhibit A : Virgil Wolfe and his latest single, Temporary Residence.  While I don’t know what has gone on in his personal life, as a friend of his, I do know that he’s been on the same rocky road that many of us have been on recently, and with a recent laptop crash, that can leave a songwriter and recording artist feeling constrained and restricted.  Wolfe, however, is one of the more resourceful creators out there, and after a bit of time with a SP404sx, he was able to record Temporary Residence, vocals and all.  You can hear the emotional release that the process gave him in his performance, and it bolsters the track greatly.  Definitely a diamond produced from the pressure that is life.

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Always Working :: Virgil Wolfe Premiers His ‘Lunch Time Bust Rhymes’ Series

Wordsmith Virgil Wolfe, like many of us, is forced to work a day job to make the ends meet.  The thing about Virgil, however, is that his brain never stops working, and the bars will come regardless of where he may be at any given time.  In an effort to serve this urge and be productive while dedicating his time to someone else, Virgil Wolfe has created the Lunch Time Bust Rhymes series, where he pulls a beat from one of his many collaborators, writes to it during his lunch break, and then records a take for storage and sharing on his YouTube channel.  The video above features a banger from producer (and the homie) kal.kal, with other videos containing production from TrueHoustonEmceeRun C.T. and Heavo.  These brief moments provide us with a bit of insight in Virgil‘s process, both creatively and on a more personal level.  I look forward to not only seeing more installments, but seeing if some of these snippets turn into full fledged songs.

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