Turn Up the Heat with V.I.T.A.L. Emcee

Turn Up the Heat with V.I.T.A.L. Emceewritten by
Dylan Gallagher

An aggressive, octane-driven rapper and artist, Noel Vinson is hitting the music scene as V.I.T.A.L. Emcee. He hails from Long Beach, and has numerous influences ranging from Prince and Michael Jackson to Pink Floyd and Judas Priest to 2Pac and even Miles Davis. All these influences come together and meld perfectly in V.I.T.A.L. Emcee’s hit record Versus – Verses, which gained notoriety in the 2009 Grammy season for nomination for Record of the Year Award. V.I.T.A.L. Emcee was even nominated for Best New Artist that year. While that was a several years ago, V.I.T.A.L. Emcee’s sound is still fresh, varied, and original.

In V.I.T.A.L. Emcee’s song “The Last Song,” he mixes several different artists together to lay a base for his mean lyrics and dope beats. The song starts with Dr. Dre’s famous intro to “Lyrical Gangbang” and then fades to V.I.T.A.L. Emcee’s laughter. Then, Richie Havens call from his famous song “Freedom” comes in and acts as a support for V.I.T.A.L. Emcee. The lyrics are great, the music distinct, and the emotion is accessible. Another great song off Versus – Verses is “Whiplash,” which uses a great use of effects and beats in order to sound different from most other musicians. It reminds me a little of 50 Cent’s work, but V.I.T.A.L. Emcee still has his own voice. And believe me, it’s loud and proud.

I’m not too well versed in the world of up-and-coming rap artists, but if I had to place a bet on any of them, I’d lay my doe on V.I.T.A.L. Emcee. He truly understands the art of underground rap, and I can’t wait for him to breach the surface. To find out more about V.I.T.A.L. Emcee and listen to his music, visit his website. Check your vitals here: https://www.myspace.com/vitalmc