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Versatyle tha Wildchyld Album Release Show


Best known until now as the leader of local hip hop collective the Wild Wolf Pack, local MC Versatyle tha Wildchyld steps out on his own with a statement-making new solo record, S.M.A.S.H., a slickly produced, 13-track effort engineered by talented Athens studio boss Band Boy Macho. It’s an autotune-heavy outing, largely indebted to the faceless radio-rap of Rick Ross and the like, but standouts like album centerpiece “Round and Round” also cull from the best of the dirty-South ’90s, swaggering and darkly melodic. Versatyle will commemorate the occasion with a rare but welcome downtown hip hop showcase Saturday that also features a who’s who of underground Classic City talent, including Jefferson’s Chrismis and the ever-underrated Eugene Willis, who is now operating under the moniker Blacknerdninja.


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