“No matter what they say, be yourself, never change.” – Vizionz
Doing what you want, and what you feel necessary in spite of what people around you think you should be doing is not only easier said than done, but it’s a running theme in truly independent hip hop culture. Kansas City-based rap artist, The Epitome, has a new track on his soundcloud featuring Vizionz on the chorus and Apulux on the beat. It’s called “Never Change” and it offers an inspired, gut-wrenching dish of rap bars rich in independent ideas. The Epitome holds down the rap verses on this track, while Vizionz knocked out the chorus. The Epitome grew out of his “Christian rapper” phase years ago, and if you’ve come to break away from a similar background as you’ve grown older, you probably already know how hard it is to break cycles of normalcy. The Epitome attacks that story as part of his first verse on this new upload to soundcloud, “Never Change”. This song might emit memories of the early-mid 2000’s indie hip hop landscape, but we mean that in a good way.