Working Class Legend


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    The new album from Chicago artist, Visual.
    Featuring production from Panik of the Molemen (Saigon,Atmosphere,Cormega,Mf Doom), Domingo (Amy Winehouse,Big Pun,Rakim,Krs-One),Rashid Hadee(Little Brother) + more !

    Also features guest appearances from Capital D of All Natural, Sharkula, Ale Nova, Wes Restless, Scheme and Astonish of the Molemen and Rios and Dism of Community Service

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Visual drops “Working Class Legend” on Jan. 27, three years following his professional foray into the national scene with his debut album, “Figured it Out.” It was met with a response that was, by and large, positive and appreciative. It moved a few units, put him on a little bit. That was followed by a slew of mixtape appearances and shows.
Not for nothing, but hat three-year-gap between albums becomes a lot easier to swallow when Visual's exponential growth in maturity pours through tracks like “The Planet” and “Livin' My Life.” His analytical mind translates into well-thought out verses that stay on topic and speak to the situations working class folks approach on a daily basis.
The production selection reflects wild growth – the beats are a bit more complex, don't rely so heavily on drums, and progress the lyrical agenda Visual's pushing. The beats reflect the words, not the other way around – a Visual trademark – and are progressive and forward-moving, not to be confined to headphones. Visual enlisted the A-team, too, with production from Panik, Domingo, Rashid Hadee, and Infinite Beats.
“Never Sold Crack,” featuring Cap D, is perhaps the most readily identifiable exhibit of Visual's growth. It's not the crisp production that sets this particular track aside, though it has that; and it's not the super-dope cameo from Cap D, though he comes correct. The positive message avoids preaching with strong, declarative lines not hidden between metaphors and flash. Simply, it is what it is.
Uplifting and inspirational music shouldn't be confused with complacency – the kid is hungry. And if listeners can't hear it on “What Up Joe,” they never will. The melody drops before the beat, and the usual pre-verse shit-talk is ignored, moving the listener into the world of “Joe,” a working-stiff with dreams of coming-up without drowning in the day-to-day that drags people down. If listeners aren't entrenched in the song by the track's second bar, then Visual's authoritative delivery and Ale Nova's mesmerizing hook will do it.
Though Visual shines, he's not without the crew: Dism & Rios from Community Service contribute verses, as do Wes Restless, Cap D, Astonish, and Rhyme Scheme. There's not a weak verse on the album and if you've been a fan since “Figured it out,” the difference between albums will be much appreciated.


released January 27, 2009



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​V!SUAL has a unique approach along with an intense work ethic that has given him an artistic angle not common in the industry. His sound is universal but rooted in the essence of Hip Hop and of the people and the streets of Chicago. His conscience message overshadows the violence and negative stereotypes Chicago has recently been recognized for.
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