7: Wordsmith "I'm The Architect Of Rhyming, I'll Blind Y'all With My Aura"

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7: Wordsmith "I'm The Architect Of Rhyming, I'll Blind Y'all With My Aura"

SOHH teamed up with ReverbNation to select 20 unsigned rappers with "True Grit" --that rough, authentic swagger and determination to win at all costs. After weeks of deliberations and debates reviewing hundreds of worthy (and simply wack) contenders, the SOHH.com team countsdown the top 20 grittiest rappers on ReverbNation with a hustle so hard and rhymes so raw, they can't go unnoticed.


You love to hear the story, again and again, about some rap newcomer who is primed to win? Right? Well, then look no further than Wordsmith, a rapper who puts the M-C in emcee. Hailing straight outta Baltimore, Maryland, this rhyme slinger is far from your average microphone fiend.Wordsmith may be sly with his words and hide his true feelings behind catchy metaphors, but you'll agree that his pen game supports his pen name.

When you examine what he's accomplished so far, you would think Wordsmith was an industry vet instead of an artist on the come up. With sponsorship on mixtapes courtesy of websites like Coast2CoastMixtapes and 2DopeBoyz.com, Word has taken a giant leap forward into creating his own platform. He definitely has the 'Net worth: Word has already garnered 23,300-plus fans webwide. But if that's not enough, then head on down to one of his monthly on-site spots like his local Bourbon Street Ballroom or his upcoming Edge Bar spot to see him kick knowledge on the mic. Wordsmith ain't a sucker, either. Using his smarts to elevate courtesy of a B.A. in Theater Arts, the young gunner also owns his own indie record label, NU Revolutionz Entertainment, as well as hosts an internet radio show, RevoltRadio.com. Word already knows he's hot on the wires -- he's just waiting for you to catch on.

Wordsmith's gritty work ethic has already garned him a co-sign from rap pioneer Chubb Rock, collaborating in 2009 for their "Bridging The Gap" track. He's also locked in various licensing deals with companies like Nintendo and CBS. However, you'll notice that the accolades and props haven't gone to his head, as he makes clear on "As the Art Fades Away" ("So sad when a rapper gets richer/Get them the fame, make money be the scripture/Love of the game fade like an old picture/You a boss? Your boys call you Mr.?/Let me make it real clear for you cats/If the pioneers never rapped, y'all wouldn't make crap!"). Flashy rappers, beware -- he'll shoot you down to size then show you how to do this, son, as he promises on the rousing guitar-driven track, "Rock The Crowd". Class is in session. 

Bottom line? Wordsmith will always be a step ahead of his competition, and may possibly get the last word in the end.

Check out Wordsmith's "True Grit" on his Reverb Nation page.

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