Longstanding Oakland rapper D-Lo fits somewhere between direct descendent of the hyphy movement and the current crop of Mustard-wave essentialists, though he’s drifted closer to the latter in recent years (note the transition from 2006′s career-making local smash “No Hoe,” and 2012′s Tyga-featuring “Get Her Tho,” which in an ideal world should’ve been as big as “Rack City”). Last month, he released his first studio album, Keep It on the D-Lo, and its best song, “Choppa Dance,” finally has a video. It’s a love song to firearms that briefly interpolates Migos-via-Drake (This is an Oakland community, niggas get shot on my property), its Ekzakt-produced beat fitting somewhere between League of Starz and Fade to Mind. Stream Keep It on the D-Lo below, or buy it on iTunes.
Stream: D-Lo, Keep It On The D-Lo