I have not tried it out for the purpose you asked for but Kentmere RC is faster than most VC papers.
A thing to think about is regular B&W film will "see" all colors of light. B&W paper will not. You will get a different look depending on the paper you use. It will be like using B&W film with colored filters. VC papers are sensitive to UV, Violet, Blue and Green. Graded papers to "see" less green. A paper that is OK to use with an OC safelight of will not be able to see red, brown or orange light. A paper that says red safelight only! will see more colors than an "OC" safelight paper and will give a different look when used as a negative.