Verbatim; V (@v4verbatim) – Long Time Gyal

After a meteoric rise as a member of the rap duo OSPO Black, Verbatim has returned with his first solo mixtape, The Drawing Board. Since 2014, the Jamaica native and Davidson College graduate has caught the eyes of major hip-hop blogs and had his song “Kotch” featured on VH1’s Island Soul and MTV. With his sharp delivery, unique beats and infectious hooks, Verbatim is causing a stir in the Charlotte music community, with the new single “Long Time Gyal” getting early attention from local Charlotte radio stations and DJs. With an ever-growing fan base and a string of summer classics under his belt, Verbatim is primed to have a breakout year in 2017.