Tampa emcee Vern Senior cuts to the chase on "Straight To It" — listen

The first of many releases set for 2017.

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Vern Senior at Ella's Americana Folk Art Café on November 18, 2016. - Michael M. Sinclair
Michael M. Sinclair
Vern Senior at Ella's Americana Folk Art Café on November 18, 2016.

Vern Senior was one of our favorite members of Tampa's Young Parisians collective, and while he's no longer part of the group, things are still looking up for the self-proclaimed "non space age pimp" who's actually celebrating a birthday in a couple of weeks.

Read: Tampa Bay hip-hop collective Young Parisians headed to Los Angeles

Just listen to a new single, "Straight To It," a three-and-a-half minute thumper that puts you in the Yeadillac for a ride where his throaty, mid tempo delivery gets spread across intergalactic production created by Vern himself.

Photos: Bangarang, Tony Handz, Vern Senior and Hagan Lee wreck their sets at Ella's in Seminole Heights

"I am a self produced artist and this is the first of a string of releases that are going to be coming out this year," Senior told CL in an email. "My only plan after disbanding from the Young Parisians is to further my craft and business ventures as well as helping to build and bring spotlight to the artistic community in Tampa Bay."

Have a listen to the track below. Follow Vern Senior on Facebook, Instagram and Soundcloud

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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