Society blames the government for their problems – poverty, homelessness, gentrification, unemployment, drug abuse – yet, the government blames society for these same issues. – DaVinci
Ever since familiarizing myself with DaVinci last year, his voice, lyrics and overall presentation have always tended to symbolize the environment which cultivated him. As a person who has never come close to travelling to California, I can respect that. “Blame Game” – produced (and directed) by Al Jieh – features the Aphex Twin’s “Avril 14th” which was made popular in the Hip-Hop world by Kanye West’s dark and twisted track donning the same name. This is not slated to appear on his upcoming EP Feast Or Famine or second album The MOEna Lisa. Rather, it is a collection of thoughts that did not make The Day The Turf Stood Still and held special importance throughout Black History Month. The feel of the sample is still as eerie as the first time it made its way through speakers, only unlike ‘Ye, DaVinci does not rest on the evils of a specific relationship. You read the quote above. There is a much more sinister blame game in play.