“The Word”

Merc Versus

Invisible Inc Multimedia

3 stars

This hip-hop artist from Muncie has created a unique persona to accompany his wordplay. Steeped in the tradition and culture of hip-hop, the emcee aspires to emphasize the roots of the genre while incorporating new ideas. The album is split down the middle to “The Merciless Side” and “The Merciful Side,” which creates an ominous backdrop mixed in with a liberated vocal flow.

Sounds like: The Roots