V the Noble One (Vaney Hariri) is recognized as one of the founding fathers of hip-hop - at least in the Upper Midwest. It was a scene the mostly didn't exist when V the Noble One moved to Sioux Falls from Buffalo, New York, some 20 years ago.
Over the years, he has produced his own shows, sometimes losing a few dollars, in order to grow the local hip-hop movement. He's now working on a follow-up to his third album, Pray for Reign, which was released in 2014.
V the Noble One, joined by nine others on stage, headlined the second stage at JazzFest, presented by the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society, on July 16, 2016. Enjoy V the Noble One and Knights Tempo as they groove their way through hip-hop, funk, rap and soul music!