If you've caught Blackalicious on tour over the last fifteen years or so, you will have witnessed first hand the prodigious talent of Portland based rapper and singer Vursatyl.
Now 24 years into his rap career, Crooked Straights marks a new chapter in Vurstatyl's story; unbelievably this is the first time he's taken centre stage to release a solo record. Full of warm, soulful, Dilla-esque hip hop beats created largely by local Portland producers, Vursatyl provides a master-class in the art of lyricism with a record which surely cements his reputation as one of the most respected artists in the hip hop community. Conscious lyrics delivered with a sense of fun and a touch of swagger makes this a ‘must check’ record for fans of golden era Hip Hop.
‘Crooked Straights is my conflict. This Gold Chain wearin’, clothes hound, fly guy is "Crooked". He’s also something of a taboo in "conscious Hip Hop". But I also strive to keep things positive, both in mind and word... That's the "Straights".’
Buy Vursatyl's 'Crooked Straights': http://geni.us/VursatylCrooked