After a stay in LA, Vinny Virgø returns home on “Thank You For The Inconvenience”, sharing his experiences from the West Coast over the past few years.
The project starts off with “Real World (intro)”. A very introspective track, I dig the somber melancholic beat provided by pigsonvinyl, which allows you to fully grasp what Vinny is putting down. Despite a couple road blocks, Vinny takes the good with every inconvenience that comes his way. This track works like a prologue for the project.
On “These Days” Vinny describes his struggle with trying to do good has him talking more with God on which path to take. The beat really kicks in around the mid way point with some really heavenly backing vocals. The interlude that follows the track gives Vinny some perspective on what good his music really brings to the world.
“Skin Tone” takes a look at race and how the color of your skin plays a role in your social climb. I really dig the bass that makes up most of the beat. Really solid track.
“Coming For Me” is one of my favorite joints off the album. The wonky futuristic beat from pigsonvinyl sets up a really dope soundscape for Vinny to play in. The demons are coming for Vinny but he is strong enough to over come it.
“Peak” featuring Rukhsana Merrise has my heart. Big west coast vibes on this one. I dig the feel good vibes of the track, as well as the vocals from Merrise are a highlight. Definitely need to check out more of her work.
“Bayside/30 Seconds To Mars” his a very dope track. The way the beat starts off on the “Bayside” portion with the mesh of fast and chopped and screwed elements creates a dope juxtaposition. Things slow down on the later half of the track, with a really chilled out beat.
“Juxtaposition” featuring Mick Jenkins is jazzy as hell. All the Bucs references from Vinny show that even in his West Coast state of mind it’s still Tampa Bay all day. Mick Jenkins was a solid feature, nice to see him on the album. Brady on the boat vibes.
“Dame Dash” is on some DOOM shit. Hands down my favorite beat on the project, and possibly my favorite hook. We need a video for this joint, I see a lot of potential.
“Feel a Way” is a nice change up stylistically on the project. Vinny’s vocals are really strong, you can really feel the emotion. The psychedic guitar on the beat bring it all together.
“When I’m Awake” has some really dope airy production. I could see this track being featured in a Netflix show or in a film. Vinny’s approached to the vocals was very unexpected, but it fit the track well.
“That’s Life (interlude)” is a vibe for sure. Vinny transports the listener to the “Coco Bongo”.
Vinny is no slouch when it comes to the bars and “Dreams” is proof. The melancholic beat is more uplifting than somber, it’s actually quite epic. One of my favorite tracks on the album. Don’t let people kill your dreams.
“Bones” slows things back down with some hard hitting drums. The backing vocals on the beat are really solid. The haunting elements behind the production create a surreal soundscape. Vinny’s passion for music is so strong he can feel it in his bones.
“Sideways” refers back to the intro track, with Vinny reflecting on self love. I really dig the message of this record. I like how every song has a purpose on this album, with it all connecting from the beginning to the end.
Coming back to the “Coco Bongo”, the track feels like a bonus joint, with Vinny even stating, “This the bonus scene after the credits”. Crazy bar fest on this one, I really dig all the film references. We need the next album to be a concept about the “Coco Bongo” and the people that work there. Great way to end out the project.
Vinny Virgø came back to Tampa Bay strong with this “Thank You For The Inconvenience”. The concept and themes touched on are not really being highlighted nowadays, especially the self love aspect. I hope to see some visuals for the project drop soon to tie it all together. Vinny is one of the first Tampa artists I started covering on the site, so really dope to see his growth.