“You be on that square sh*t…me I’m on that player sh*t.”
The Bay meets Georgia clay on DaVinci’s contribution to the third volume of SMKA’s 808 Experiment series. Since this isn’t his first trip down south, The Fillmore, San Francisco representative sounds right at home over slinky synths and a bassline made for making the turf do anything but stand still. Added to that is a laid-back, half-sung hook that immediately puts me in the mind of frequent SMKA collaborator Aleon Craft.
DaVinci’s typical production actually skews more east coast underground than the East Bay slaps associated with his home region, so hearing him rhyming over something even more unexpected is a testament to his versatility. Vinci also has a reputation for gritty conceptual pieces like “Ben” and “Idle Mind.” While I wouldn’t exactly say this he’s off the clock on this one, the very serious Bay area soldier is a little more at ease on this track. Still aware of his surroundings and the dangers that lurk within them, on Slide Through, if only for a moment, DaVinci is on some player shit.
DaVinci – “Slide Through” (Prod. By SMKA)