Southside of Richmond’s very own Nick Verses is putting on for RVA with his debut project “Too Old IV College”. This mixtape is Nick telling us that regardless of where you came from or what you dealt with, you can still do amazing things.. The debut mixtape dropped during the winter of 2016 and it’s compiled of 13 tracks. Too Old IV College reflects on his college experiences from the parties to the stress of tuition and classes. Some of the track names reflect the theme such as “Humanities 226”, “Sallie-Mae”, and “The Commuter Student”.
“Humanities 226” is a smooth soulful track where Nick reminisce about an old flame. It’s the typical story of a college relationship: Going to events with each other,sex, pillow talk, and the question of commitment. Nick successfully tells a lyrical story with clever lines such as “She’s wishing she could be mine/so, in the meantime/ let’s not be illiterate/please read between lines/her legs do peace signs/my piece, between thighs/truthfully, you are the truth that’s covering up these lies”. The couplets creates an allusion of Nick reading her body language and falling into a moment of intimacy. She’s the moment of peace that Nick is looking for after concealing his own dark secrets.
This project is a certified banger that many college kids needs to hear. My personal favorite tracks has to be “Sallie-Mae” feat. Jerome Karma, “One Time IV The City”, and “Humanities 226”. You can check out the visual for his song “Dope Bitch”. The visual itself is a humorous, yet accurate description of the college atmosphere. The video was shot at his alma mater, Virginia Union. The track is also the second track on the mixtape. It’s an energetic song that’s sampled by The Dream’s and Pusha T’s own track “Dope Bitch”.
Make sure you keep up with Nick Verses and his upcoming shows on his website nickverses.com.
Written by: J. Guevara