Reality BV is like that brand new hip-hop LP or cassette you would grab off the top shelf at your local music shop in the '90s. It's always blaring through your speakers or headphones until the lyrics are committed to memory and your pulse matches the beats almost perfectly. Now fresh for 2008, Butta Verses (who was born in the Bronx and lives in Coral Springs) delivers a solid 17-track disc, updating that formula for the times. Taking a look at his life experiences in between clever metaphors and crafty productions, Butta delves into funny female escapades on "Not for Fun," offers pure b-boy energy on "Fire," and a comical look at the industry on "Change the World," backed by the understandably smooth vocals of local R&B singer Lucian. The record flows throughout, and is put together in a way where you can vibe with Butta's witty lyricism, but his rhymes aren't so over your head that you'll need a dictionary to understand them. Joell Ortiz & A-Butta drop in as guests bringing plenty of New York flavor, while Marco Polo and the GCD crew keep the beats hot like a South Florida summer.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.
More Music News
- The Kids Are Alright: Ten Sons and Daughters of Rock Worth a Second Listen
Sun., Aug. 2, 7:00pm
Fri., Aug. 7, 8:00pm
Fri., Aug. 7, 11:00pm
Sat., Aug. 8, 8:00pm
- Thomas Jack Brings Tropical House (Not Screams and Thumps) to Mad Decent
- "Cold-Hearted Criminal Pricks" Won't Keep Authority Zero Away From Respectable Street