DaVinci – “Ben”

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Artist: DaVinci
Song: “Ben”
Label: SWTBRDS Creative Collective
Director: Marcus Ubungen

“My main inspiration behind “Ben” was to express the growth of my relationship with money from the moment I started hustling as a teen, until I became a man. I wanted to show how far one goes to have material things for both right, and wrong reason.” – DaVinci

DaVinci – “Idle Mind” Studio Footage

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DaVinci speaks on his inspiration and meaning behind the song “Idle Mind” off of his debut album The Day The Turf Stood Still, available now.

DaVinci gives us further insight into the man behind the lyrics. “Some people when they get into rap, their craft, they start turning it into a job. That’s what we don’t want. We want to keep this shit fun from the beginning to the end.” says DaVinci. The emcee goes on to give us some background on one of the album’s undeniable bangers, “Idle Mind.” “My momma used to tell me an idle mind is the devils workshop – go do something. Get out of the house. I just wanted to just point that out to everybody and give a whole bunch of instances where in my life I had a higher mind” explains DaVinci. “Everybody come to a point when they’re stagnant, not really knowing what to do… ” Get up and get out: words of wisdom from an emcee who truly understands the power of doing.

DaVinci – “What You Finna Do”

“…after the urban renewal it was basically negro removal”

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Brand new video from Don John DaVinci for the lead single “What You Finna Do” produced by Al Jieh.  This is probably my favorite track on the album in it DaVinci speaks on the gentrification of the Fillmore District in San Francisco, CA.  An issue that everyone in a urban neighbourhood in a major city can relate to.

The Day The Turf Stood Still, out on 03.09.10

DaVinci x Al Jieh – Guys Wanna

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DaVinci - Montage Ep. 2 (Guys Wanna)

DaVinci releases his first official leak off the upcoming album, titled “Guys Wanna” produced by Al Jieh of SWTBRDS Creative Collective.  Make sure to check out DaVinci’s new album, The Day The Earth Stood Still, available both for sale and free download March 9, 2010.

Listen here:

DaVinci – “Guys Wanna” (Prod. Al Jieh!)