in·gen·ious: Clever, original, and inventive.
They say hip hop is dead but that will soon change with debut mixtape “Ingenious” by up and coming Queens rapper Verse Essential. Verse may be new as a solo artist to the hip hop scene but he is ready to earn his stripes. He was featured on both Access Immortal’s, “New York Yankee” project and the cult classic “The 9th Gate.” Fast forward to 2010, Verse Essential is ready to make his own mark with Ingenious.
This incredible debut features guest appearances by Vast Aire (of Canibal Ox), Karniege, C-Rayz Walz, Swave Sevah, Access Immortal, Fess Gotchu, Substantial, J.D. Nero, Melinda Neal and more. With production from Todd Sykes, Karniege, Mesomatic, DJ Ruckspin to name a few. When one looks at the definition of Ingenious, it means clever at inventing things or cleverly made or thought out. Verse Essential and his mixtape shows just that. Hit the jump for tracklisting and download link.
02.) Between The Lines (feat. C-Rayz Walz) (Produced By Juan Lobo)
03.) Nothing To Lose (feat. JD Nero) (Produced By Juan Lobo)
04.) American Nightmare (feat. Access Immortal & Conquest) (Produced By Todd Sykes)
05.) Old School/New School (Produced By Todd Sykes)
06.) Horizon (Produced By Mesomatic)
07.) Touch (Produced By Mesomatic)
08.) Can’t Quit Her (Produced By DJ Ruckspin)
09.) Three Kings (feat. Mighty Ravage & Substantial) (Produced By Todd Sykes)
10.) iManUp (Produced By Todd Skyes)
11.) Heavyweights (feat. Karniege, Swave Sevah, Loer Velocity & Vast Aire) (Produced By Karniege)
12.) The Pain (Produced By Juan Lobo)
13.) Ingenious (Produced By Mesomatic)
14.) Strike With A Vengeance (feat. Fess Gotchu) (Produced By Juan Lobo)
15.) Like It Should Be (Produced By DJ Ruckspin)
16.) Now You Know (feat. Fess Gotchu & Access Immortal) (Produced By Todd Skyes)
17.) More Than A Man (Produced By DJ Ruckspin)
18.) The Ownerz (feat. Todd Sykes & Access Immortal) (Produced By Todd Skyes)
19.) The World Is Mine (feat. Melinda Neal) (Produced By Juan Lobo)
20.) The Closing (Produced By Mesomatic)
21.) The Suntoucher (Part 2) (feat. Mello, Access Immortal, Emaze, Karniege & Science) (Produced By DJ Ruckspin)