VerBs. Rapper Extraordinaire, Bike Hero Positivity Ninja, and Super Host got his start in the deeply-rooted Project Blowed hip hop tradition and has continued its legacy by curating and hosting BANANAS in Leimert Park for the last 7 years. VerBS has toured America and opened with major rappers the likes of Murs, Sick jacken, Open Mike Eagle, Nocando, Kosha Dillz, Rapper Big Pooh, Milo and more, as well as indie bands. His fine-tuned, high-energy performances pale in comparison to his diverse and extensive music catalogue.
Big influences include The Life Aquatic, Mos Def, Murs, Phonte Coleman, Jay-Z, The Cardigans, Darwin Deez, One be lo, Ice Cube, Nas, Busta Rhymes, and Eminem. His monthly, Bananas, is easily Los Angeles' number one spot for underground hip hop and indie electronica. Its various spin-offs (Grey Bananas, Green Bananas, BANANAS 42 etc.) are proof that Verbs' network and reach extend far beyond his mother-genre. To look at him--his smiling face and excitement give off the impression of a newcomer to the scene, but with a portfolio that lists cultural staples and Venues such as Low End Theory, LACMA, Paid Dues music festival '09, FMLY FEST, Homie fest, it's apparent that Verbs is not only a client, he's the player president.
He likes the color seafoam and he wears a red beanie too.