Review: Verb T & Pitch 92 – A Question Of Time

In Hip Hop by James Wijesinghe

Following the success of their 2017 collaborative LP Good Evening, UK hip-hop heavyweights Verb T and Pitch 92 return with A Question Of Time. Verb T, AKA The Four Owls’ Bird T, is royalty in the game. His laid-back wisdom makes him a jewel in High Focus‘ crown, and paired with Pitch 92’s cinematic production, makes for a mature and thematic project.

Pitch’s production skills were fine-tuned during his years within The Mouse Outfit. Usually, mice and owls don’t get on well, but in this case, the two compliment each other as if it were natural. Verb’s bars are as introspective and intelligent as ever, which match Pitch’s suspenseful soundtrack of violin and double bass laden beats. It sounds like if hip-hop was played in a smooth 1930’s jazz club.

Standout tunes include the album’s upbeat title track, featuring Rye Shabby of Verb’s own Life In The Balance Records. Others include the intimate and personal ‘New Love Born‘, which is about the birth of Daddy T’s second daughter, and the punchy track ‘Frostbitten‘. Although the album only has three humble features, each artist makes their moment count. TrueMendous delivers an impressive verse with unique flows and witty wordplay, and [ K S R ]‘s melody on ‘What They Told Me‘ is oozing with soul.

The album stays close to its name, making a succinct and thought provoking project. While Verb T poses many questions throughout the LP, it’s the closing track ‘The Answer Is Now‘ where we hear a final response to The Question Of Time. Verbs and Pitch have put together an album that sounds like boombap meets film noir, and we can’t wait for them to do it again.

Stream and buy The Question Of Time everywhere now, and look out for more music from both artists, (together and solo), when the clock and calendar decides.

@verb_t / @pitch_92