SIN CITY met and worked together in NYC after separately exploring various artistic fields, from acting to Slam Poetry– even recording their own solo material for years before joining forces after meeting at NYU. Their varied backgrounds were a perfect blend for developing their Hip-Hop/Soul inspired sound. In Feb 2012, the duo released their debut album, a moody, energetic, and sexy lyrical adventure, entitled The Sin City LP.
Both are accomplished actors whose theatrical ambitions have seemingly overshadowed their musical exploits. Alabama born Icarus V. Daedalus (Brandon Scott) was a recurring character on Grey’s Anatomy; while Brooklyn native Verbal the Rapper (Malcolm Barrett) was in the 2008 Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker, co-starred with Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts in Larry Crowne, and played Lem in the ABC cult hit Better Off Ted (entire cast featured in his single/video “Revenge of the Nerds” off his debut solo album, The Backpacker’s Guide to the Galaxy).
SIN CITY consists of two parts; the duo and the band. While the duo, who wrote the album, consists of Verbal & Icarus V., the band (Ameenah Kaplan, Merrick Woodard, Chris Yule, and Yoel DeJesus) is a whole other monster. While some may compare the sound of the duo’s album to Jay-Z and R. Kelly’s The Best of Both Worlds meets Outkast, the band is more The Roots meets Rage Against the Machine.