Making his debut on ThisIs50, Portland Rap legend Vursatyl The Great
drops the Official Music Video for his smooth new single “I Don’t Want You Anymore” featuring Lunden Benard with production by Jake One. A founding member of the iconic Portland group Lifesavas
, Vursatyl has long been known for delivering heavy-hitting bars and well-crafted verses but the real fans know Vurs also has some vocals in the tuck! On “I Don’t Want You Anymore” Vursatyl links up with another North West Hip Hop GOAT – Jake One
and reinvents himself with smooth R&B vocals, setting the mood for up and coming artist Lunden Benard to the slam dunk his feature.
Never afraid to share the spotlight Vursatyl tells the story of a lover sneaking out to find what the single life has to offer, all while leaving enough room for Lunden Benard to come through with his slick 16. A true student of the Golden Era of Hip Hop, Lunden is not only a rising wordsmith but also a producer crafting his art with influences of 90’s East Coast rap with an updated 2020-feel.”I Don’t Want You Anymore” gives us a nostalgic feel while still staying highly original in the storyline and delivery of lyrics. Lunden Benard would make Slick Rick and Q-Tip proud with his vivid lyrics and timely cadence, giving room for the beat to complement his lyrics at multiple points throughout the song.
Jake One delivers a classic soundscape for Vursatyl and Lunden to each tell their story of a wandering lover and how to move on from a toxic partner. A soulful and playful single, “I Don’t Want You Anymore” marks over 20 years in the rap game for Vursatyl The Great and shows, like a fine wine, his art is only getting better with time. Vursatyl came to international attention as a member of the Portland, Oregon based Hip Hop group Lifesavas. With the group and as a solo artist, Vursatyl has toured extensively with De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Slum Village, and Little Brother to name just a few. As well as collaborating and recording music with George Clinton, Smif-N-Wessun , Digable Planets’ lead MC Ishmael, Camp Lo, Dead Prez and most recently Run The Jewels. After honing his craft for over 25 years in the music business VURSATYL is a seasoned veteran in his own right. With praises from Rolling Stone, XXL, The Source, and URB Magazines, an official Vursatyl solo album has been anticipated and eminent. In 2015 Vursatyl released an EP entitled ‘Crooked Straights’ that Okayplayer called one of the top indie releases of the year. The project led to the ‘Crooked Straights Mix’ collaboration with Maseo of De La Soul. Vursatyl has a new full-length album on the way produced by S1 aka Symbolic One, Jake One & Nottz. He is currently releasing an onslaught of pace-setting singles leading up to the album. 2020 and 2021 promise to be filled with new music and visuals.