I AM: Shred The Verbal Tongue (1/5 of THE-5IVE), Second Generation Dungeon Family: Dungeoneze
About Me: The Atlanta-based, North Carolina-born emcee known as Shred The Verbal Tongue. I started rhyming at a young age, during Hip Hop’s Golden Era. I was heavily influenced by the likes of Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Common, Jay Z and several others. Those early influences helped mold my unique style. My effortless ability to ride beats, mixed with conscious thought-provoking lyricism, capped off with a smooth delivery, seems to touch listeners in a way that few entertainers ever do.
Shred TVT has a knack for pulling the listener in and keeping them hanging on every word. He’s been consistent over the last couple of years on the underground scene in Atlanta, performing all over the city in venues like Apache Cafe, The Atrium, Lyricist Lounge, CenterStage, The Masquerade (A3C Hip Hop Festival), Smith’s Olde Bar, Cloud IX, Hip Hop Café, Cafe 290 and many more. He has opened for veteran hip hop artists like KRS-ONE, Raekwon, Sadat X, Craig G and MC Shan to name a few. Not only a solo act, Shred has joined forces with four other Atlanta based MC’s (Snub Zero, Jawz Of Life, BIGREC and KP) to form a group called THE-5IVE, aka R.E.G.I.M.E. They are currently working on a project with legendary MC/producer Diamond D, of the D.I.T.C. Shred TVT is also a member of 2nd Generation DUNGEON FAMILY: DUNGEONEZE. With his newest project, “Shred Season 2,” Shred The Verbal Tongue sets out with the “Heart Of A Champion” to firmly establish himself as one of hip hop’s elite.