Detroit Hip-Hop's Own V-Stylez Embraces Life and Culture on His Debut Album At Oddz Til I'm Even

February 6, 2015 5:28 PM

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If more people believed that it's never too late to truly do what you are passionate about, then maybe more people would experience some satisfaction in their life. Music has its pedigree, and it's been evident for centuries how its effect grows to places that no one can ever control. Being rooted in Detroit's '90s hip hop renaissance, emcees and producers alike sharpened their teeth on each other and its organic growth has endlessly sprouted a wonderful legacy of music. One such person is Orlando Vesey, an emcee who after many transformations trying to find himself artistically, has found that comfort being V-Stylez. No glamour or glitz just bars and beats, it might have taken longer for V-Stylez to put himself out there as an emcee, but he feels he has a story unlike anyone else he knows and uses hip hop as therapy to share his life to anyone that will listen. Whether it was cheating death, his time with the Marines, or even his love of wrestling, his transparency about life comes through clearly on his debut album At Oddz Til I'm Even.

After listening to the album a few times, Vesey asked me what I thought about it and I told him what I liked most about it was that it didn't sound like a Detroit album. That instantly made him happy. No slander towards anyone in Detroit, but one of the things that I feel that has held Detroit back ...

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