Gravel Records present's Move With the Walls, the introspective and powerful sophomore release from Chicago's Verbal Kent. Verbal’s 2004 debut, What Box, featuring Wordsworth & One Be Lo, generated considerable buzz both in the U.S. and abroad.
However, within months of his debut release, Verbal Kent survived an attempt on his life. His throat was slashed in an alley near his home, the wound just missing his jugular vein by centimeters. With the near death experience providing the prime motivation for his sophomore album, Move With The Walls breaks down the reality of a recovery in progress and the will to break free from the confines and the hold of the pain associated. The album also covers a range of topics and concepts, such as “Rewind”, detailing a troubled relationship, and “Trapped”, about feeling overwhelmed by life's situations.
With the help of incredible production, courtesy of Oddisee (who chips in four tracks), Maker of GLUE, Overflo, K-Kruz of Modill, Kaz1 and Earmint, Verbal Kent's ‘Move With the Walls’ is a thoughtful manifesto that is fused with classic hip-hop collaboration tracks, alongside such artists as Ill Bill of Non Phixion, Tableek of Maspyke, Blade (UK), Longshot, as well as label mates Earatik Statik and Rusty Chains.
Having toured nationally with such legendary artists as Sadat X of Brand Nubian and ED O. G., as well as having shared the stage with KRS-One, De La Soul, The Pharcyde, the GZA and Boot Camp Clik, Verbal Kent is well prepared to make an impact in 2006 both on wax and on stage.