Vic Spencer - Victor
Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries were the work of a veritable who’s-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising stars like Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller. Now, it’s back for a second round. The 12th entry in the relaunched series comes courtesy of Vic Spencer, the Chi-town buzzmaker last featured with the reader-acclaimed Profound. On Victor, the emcee busts shots at his competition (“Little n**ga, I could take your fanbase / I don’t want ‘em anyway, all them n**gas is fake.”) over a dank, cavernous instrumental by Doc Da Mindbenda. Fred Lozano provides original artwork to accompany the release. Spencer is currently working on Vision Pipes, an EP with TDE producer/vocalist Johnny Rocket, and the Women’s Bathroom, am LP featuring 25 different female vocals, due out summer 2014.