The last five years have been a bittersweet time for hip-hop. We've been introduced to the likes of Chance the Rapper, Goldlink, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Rapsody and many more. But, there have also been the rise of "pop rap" which simply consists of gutless hooks and lyrics--but we won't tap into that too much. The former collection of rappers have allowed groups such as Ikhwan's Vision, IV, to step into the limelight. IV's versatility in flows and beat selection are unparalled and definitely distiniguish themselves from the "guns, cars, clothes and hoes" mantra of the local Richmond music scene. IV is a breath of fresh air and all types of people can listen to regardless of race, age or ethnicity. Don't take our word for it--check them out!
- Sterling Giles