(Chasing my dreams)
Vice Verses feat. Big zoo, SHABAAM SAHDEEQ
produced by rob flow
It's hard to always know where things end and things begin. The Crown, an album from End of the Weak founder Jason "Vice Verses "Williams, is being released this year, almost two years after his passing. The album features appearances by many of Vice's long-term friends and music collaborators.
The first single, Wandering Why, talks about the struggles faced when you're trying to reach your dreams and run into distractions from daily stresses and frustrations. The hook is dreamy and almost mantra-like. The song features Big Zoo, End of the Weak founder, and legendary Brooklyn MC Shabaam Sahdeeq, and was produced by DJ Rob Flow.
The Crown encapsulates Vice's trademarks: lyrical, dark, haunting, melancholy, light-hearted, clever, and honest. It is all of those things, and more. The album personifies the unique way Vice connected with family, friends, fellow artists, kids ... with people. While Vice conceptualized the songs, he never heard them in their finished forms, never heard the features or some of the beats at all. Yet, the songs are completely Vice. Not a tribute or a remembrance of but an embodiment of Jason "Vice Verses" Williams' special soul and the way he made you feel if you were lucky enough to know him.
The Crown is a labor of Love. Executive produced by Vice, Vice's best friend Big Ox, and his partner Kendra Goldhirsch, with the support of Danyle Williams, James Calhoun, and Patrick Hanos.
Album art by Monk-E
Mural by Bianca Romero