Born in Bell Flower, California, V3RB knew at a very early age that rapping would be a part in his future. At the age 16, he began writing his first rhymes, linking up with other local Mc’s to form the rap crew Faze 1. In his native Palmdale, California, he became a regular in the local hip-hop scene but as his crew fell apart; at the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Army.
His goal was to somehow take his music over to Europe, since he had always admired the dedication and love they showed towards Hip-Hop. After taking some time off from recording, V3RB eventually left the military but decided to stay in Europe to focus on his craft. It was at this time that V3RB met fellow Muddy Trenchez members Young Prophet and Max Mostly. His working relationship with Max Mostley, who is also a member of the 83 Sound production team; based out of Kaiserslautern, Germany, led to his developing of a family-like relationship with 83 Sound and all of its members. Now back living in California, V3RB continues his grind, representing that unique sound of 83 to the fullest. “I’m a product of 83, that’s my fam” says V3RB. With several mixtape appearances and his Solo project in the works, V3RB shows no sign of stopping his journey in creating powerful music for the whole world to vibe with.
“The song “Tiger” is very strange to me. I created the track not expecting it to be released on any official project but after sending it to BTG management, we were convinced it was something more. What is Tiger? For me, the word tiger is synonymous with releasing rage and just letting loose. In this song, I do just that as I flip words and exercise my inner thoughts. Being that its the first single off my debut album titled “Standing Ovation”, I’m hoping to carry the energy of “Tiger” across the entire project. Bar for bar, no slaking and no short cuts. Being abstract mentally and lyrically sound is something I pride myself on and I’m hoping that “Tiger” expresses that“. – V3RB