Bay Area rhyme slinger Davinci's soulful mob rap album The Day The Turf Stood Still is loaded with punchlines. On "Aristocrat", he drops turkeys slept on me like tryptophan/I spit lines that will trip the fans and we are like, Welcome to our Dudes Who Make Us Hit Rewind list, buddy. His video for "What You Finna Do?" is a black and white, sparse view into his ever-changing neighborhood, Fillmore, in San Francisco and the problems of gentrification. Even though he's got jokes, he still excels at political commentary. To get familiar with his brand of third person street narratives, you can download his album—which is totally free!—here.
March 22, 2010