V.I.C.â€™s album features guest appearances from Soulja Boy Tellâ€™Em, Bun B, Jermaine Dupri, E-40, Polow Da Don, Hurricane Chris and many others.
New York, NY, â€“ Freshman MC V.I.C. is joined by a star-studded crew of artists and producers on the August 26th release of his highly anticipated debut album BEAST (Young Mogul/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records). V.I.C. teams up with GRAMMY nominated producer Soulja Boy Tellâ€™em(â€œCrank Datâ€) for his first single â€œGet Sillyâ€. The club-jumping lead single has rung up nearly one million combined digital and Ringtone sales. It has held the peak position of number five on Billboardâ€™s Hot Rap Tracks and #13 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. He has performed â€œGet Sillyâ€on MTVâ€™s TRL and its remix on BET 106 & Park opening the 2008 BET Awards. In addition, V.I.C.â€™s video for his second single â€œWobbleâ€, has already been added to BET, MTV2 and MTV Jams.
BEAST showcases V.I.C.â€™s lyrical prowess as he crusades through 19 tracks penning clever and captivating visuals on each song. V.I.C. has created an incredibly diverse album ranging from energetic call-and-response hit single “Get Silly” to conviction-in-God inspired tracks like â€œBy Faith,â€ as well as songs like â€œDuck Offâ€ that are heavily mainstream/pop influenced and classic big-band down south inspired tracks like â€œBop, Bop, Bop.â€
BEAST boasts standout appearances from Polow Da Don, E-40, Unk and Jermaine Dupri. His second single, the infectious party-jam “Wobble” produced by Mr. Collipark and The Package Store production team was released digitally on July 15th. Another album notable is the Hurricane Chris assisted â€œWe Ridin,â€ a hypnotic ode to cars with Lamborghini â€“styled doors that flip up to resemble the Batman logo.
â€œMost immigrants come to this country with unbeatable determination,â€ said V.I.C. â€œThis is my way showing my perseverance and tenacity; this is my Beast!â€
Born to a native New Yorker mom and African immigrant dad from Ghana , V.I.C. has been making music since he was 10 years old and penned a drug awareness rap for his elementary school. Fast-forward to today, the only thing to get him out of the studio is his love of showing off his barber skills and working out. A self-taught man, he mastered the fine art of grooming by practicing on his brother. It took him about a year to perfect his craft, while cutting clients
he would ask them about their workout regimen. Now he is a certified work-out-holic spending his off days in the gym.