NSC Spotlight Artist: V
by Darrien DeVaughn
Known as the “Pioneer of the Philly Soul Movement”, singer/songwriter Valvin V Roane ll, may be the most talented brother people don’t know about. Born in Paulsboro, N.J, he has worked his way around the industry with some legendary entertainers. From Anthony Hamilton to DJ Jazzy Jeff to Justin Timberlake and Will Smith, V has an extensive background history with some greats. If you have seen Jill Scott on tour, I’m sure you have seen the bearded soul brother with the arousing voice that has made audience’s go ballistic and stand up for a multiplicity of ovations. His extensive discography goes as far back as 2005 with his Underground EP T.R.I.N.T the infamous 2006 release, The Revelation is Now Televised featuring the soul stirring WHO WOULD I BE, the head nodding CONFESS and the classic BORN AGAIN with a sexy spoken word from Ms. Jill Scott. He followed the album up with a couple of EP’s, 2012’s V Formation and 2014’s Vibration 528 EP. This year he released Vigilante 4 Soul, an album that takes you back to The Revelation with such tracks like the groovy A NEW DAY, the super smooth IF YOU LOVE ME and LET’S MAKE BELIEVE as well as my favorite THE SEED…which may be the best two minute song of all time in my opinion. V really epitomizes what Neosoul is all about and fans of ” the movement” will be happy with this latest project.