Tag: Vic Spencer
Vic’s The Rapping Bastard drops sometime tomorrow (Black Friday!) and until we get the 12 joints, he’s decided to give us this dope promo vid, where Vic breaks down the project, his thought process going into it and much more. And he does all this from the lab where he’s working on joints for a new project he’s working on with Tree. Oh boy!
Check back for The Rapping Bastard right here on FSD tomorrow afternoon. Peep the cover art and tracklisting right chea.
On 11/29/13, Vic Spencer is set to drop his long awaited project, HaerBrainSchemes Presents: The Rapping Bastard. After he gave us an EP worth of joints as part of his Red Button series, he’s already back for Black Friday with 12 new joints. Tree, Doc Da Mindbenda, A-Villa, Ikaz and Saba all show up to contribute. The artwork was handled by visual artist Trills, who is behind the HaerBrainSchemes clothing line. And from the looks of the cover, the game done drove V-I-C crazy. Hit the jump to see the songs that sent him to the asylum.
Words by Elyssa Czynski (@czynskers)
“Anything could happen. You could say Vic Spencer is one whopping opportunity.”
For Vic Spencer, every new place or venture is a new “landmine of opportunity,” and he is just waiting for one to explode. His new project, HaerBrainSchemes Presents: The Rapping Bastard, due out November 29th, is hopefully one of those landmines.
Rapping Bastard is ferocious and full of complicated barplay that might leave virgin ears slack-jawed. Spencer’s voice sounds suitable for a cartoon villain and matches the sinister sound. The album is grotesque and aggressive, and Spencer’s descriptive rapping is ill, giving listeners insight into his psyche.
Produced by Doc Da Mindbenda
Another night at the GrindHouse and another Mp3 from three elite MCs. This Doc beat contains nothing but bars from Suli, Vic and Gzus, who maneuver in and out with no hook in site. They don’t need it — they’ll just smack you in the face with their rhymes. Ladies and gentlemen: Duke Illington.
Doc’s compilation, Welcome To The GrindHouse, drops Tuesday.
This. Is. The Remix. And producer Doc Da Mindbenda has a story to tell:
We recorded this last January…this was the second track i recorded with Chance, and the first time i met Vic. Later that day i gave him the “Midway Dagger” beat for Walk Away Music and the rest is history. Obviously Chano blew up and we never got to link musically so i took the opportunity to open my hard drive and make a jam!
Flippin the vibe of the original Nez n Rio beat and giving it that Mindbenda touch…hint, weed has involved lol
This is a dope record that’s getting an extra life. Enjoy and spread the news if you missed it the first time around. Doc’s production compilation album, Welcome To The GrindHouse, drops right here on FSD next Tuesday. See you then.
Is this the end? Yes, this is the end. It’s so hard to say goodbye, peace out — all that. To close out Vic’s Red Button Series, he gives us the final meal, “Run Roughshod.” On this one, Vic attacks Barry White’s “There It Is (Alex Remix),” to give us something smooth to ease the pain of closure. Don’t be too worried, though, because The Rapping Bastard album is due out in November.
Well folks, you’ve all made it to the end of the Red Button Series, Vic Spencer appreciates all your listening ears, open minds and yes even those with prying eyes and hate in your systems. This last joint “Run Roughshod” is a perfect way for Vic to make his exit from this project. As Vic regularly treats emcees harshly or domineeringly; overrides; crushes. He has shown this every week for two straight months. Adding more fans to the base while taking any negativity thrown his way and using it as inspiration to continue spitting bahz hot enough to melt wax in an instant.
Vic spazzed out over a slick ass loop of Barry White’s “There It Is” (Alex Remix), Vic Greenthumbs even made an appearance to add a little more shit talking to the record..you know, for emphasis. Vic lets it be known that “All a nigga need is respect, thats what Im itchin fo”, just before Greenthumbs runs down a brief list of previous Vic Spencer projects just in case anyone forgot, he’s been here and he’s going to stay here until he gets his respect and long after that. There is no getting around the talent that is Vic Spencer, so like he and Vic Greenthumbs mentioned “The Rapping Bastard” is due out in November, there’s no release date yet and that’s okay because now you’re all waiting on it. Mission accomplished, now on to the next of many things to come for Vic Spencer, he told you “I put out my best work of art not once but in a row”. Until then enjoy the Red Button Series Outro – “Run Roughshod”.
The rapping bastard is also the stroke master. And we’re not talking swim lessons (zing!) This Vic Spencer guy is one complex character. Over a classic Too $hort album cut, Vic tells some freaky tales of his own. The Red Button Series ends next week. Get your fix while you still can.
No one is exempt from getting heated by Vic Spencer’s bahz, not even the ladies. The latest Red Button Series joint to drop is “The Stroke Master”. Perfect use of the Too Short track, “Bad Ways”, what better artists track to use as the base of a song thats starts with a line like “Don’t act like you don’t wanna fuck me baby.” Vic has outdone himself again with “The Stroke Master”, a rhyme that’s easy to understand for those who say his bars are too complex. It’s the comedic spin Vic uses on this track that shows even on joints with simplest concepts he will still spit ryhmes you’ll remember. Showcasing his fun side in the booth Vic gives listeners an entertaining look at his versatility and other rappers a nudge basically saying I can do what you do, only better.
Hey, it’s Monday, so it’s
Macaroni Red Button time. And today is a special occasion, because it’s a two-for-one sale. Except it’s free. So it’s a win/win for all involved. Here the master of convos gives us some good game and an ode to Woodlawn. Vic wrote a detailed description, so I’m gonna pass the ball to him:
“Niggas tried to son me when I was 19, where the fuck you at?”
That is the question in the latest joint from Vic Spencer’s Red Button Series. If you follow Vic on twitter you already know where at least the first half of “Master of Conversation/Woodlawn” is going. Rewind to the year 2000, at the age of 19, Vic Spencer was a ward of the State. He had a mentor that was assigned to him that was willing to help Vic with his musical endeavors. His mentor introduced him to the producer of the Chicago underground group Masters of Conversation. Vic visited the house-built studio where the group was recording and had a session with the producer. The producer heard some of Vic’s raps but secretly wasn’t pleased. So instead of working with Vic to help him grow in his artistry, he just gave him a copy of their demo and sent him on his way. The producer didn’t work with Vic musically and Vic kept his mouth sealed when it came to talking to his mentor. The mentor and the producer disappeared, Vic never heard from either of them again.
13 years later, Vic found the demo he decided to listen to it and became quickly disappointed. In typical Vic Spencer fashion he found inspiration in a negative memory, while listening to the demo he stumbled upon a beat to loop. He zoomed to the Grindhouse to share the inspiration with Doc da Mindbenda. Dissing the group in 4 bahs, Vic relived that moment on the record. It is made clear in those couple minutes that Vic is “The Master of Conversation” and other cats really do just “Be talkin on music.”
The beat changes to Woodlawn, a ode to one of Vic’s stomping grounds before he became a ward of the State. Woodlawn is a loop from the end of Earl Sweatshirt’s Chum record, which was released earlier this year. Vic crams two records from two different worlds together to get the most retrospect record of The Red Button Series. The questions about Vic Spencer’s artistry should be dimming after this project – Should. They probably won’t and Vic is 100% cool with that, the naysayers will continue to feed the beast and he will continue to spit that shit right back in their faces in the form of crazy beats and astronomical bahz.
The Rapping Bastard due out in November.
Do you remember Celly Cel’s The G Filez? Nah? Of course you don’t. Well, Vic Spencer is the G File Clerk. The overlord of the G Filez. Hell, somebody has to keep the library organized. Someone must keep a watching eye on the G Filez. But I digress.
This kicks off the October edition of his Red Button release series, where he blesses his fans with a new song each and every Monday. This series serves as the warm up for his The Rapping Bastard album, which will hit the market in November. Now file that.