Monday, February 8, 2016
[Video] Virghost (@VirghostPoet) - Distractions
Rapper and spoken word artist Virghost delivers an uncompromising concert of thought provoking lyrics, witty exchanges with the skills and versatility to grace the most infectious beat or acapella in the intensity of silence.
Durand 'Virghost' Somerville has established himself as a heavyweight among artists in the Memphis community. Initially joining Hype Life as a poet/spoken word artist and Memphis Boy Productions as a rapper back in 2008, Virghost has actively perfected his craft over the past 7 years captivating his audiences and growing his list of accolades.
In 2013, he was the winner of the K97 (WHRK) Memphis' Next Big Thing and went on to perform and open shows for artists such as Juicy J, French Montana and Rocko. He has collaborated with various artists and one of Memphis' top producers, KingPin Da Composer and released a joint-album "Summer in September", and the single, "Be Without You". The "Summer in September" album was nominated in the category Album/Mixtape of the Year (2014) at the SCM/Knockdown Awards -- recognizing top talent in the mid-south and tri-state area.
As a poet, Virghost has participated in national poetry slams and competitions in Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana and Georgia, and has performed alongside Def Poet, Abyss and has worked with Mike Guinn founder of DFW Brave New Voices Youth Poetry in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
As an on-air radio personality, Virghost consistently delivers his artistry via his internet radio show "Live From The Other Side" on Liberated Audio.
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