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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hear This Now: Fillmore Rapper DaVinci's New, Free Feast or Famine EP

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 12:29 PM

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There's been a lot of attention lately given to the Bay Area's more out-there rappers, like Kreayshawn and Lil B. But plenty of locals are making slightly more conventional -- albeit no less worthy -- hip-hop . After dropping a very solid album last year, Fillmore District MC DaVinci is back today with a free EP called Feast or Famine. With guest appearances from such local notables as DJ Platurn, Roach Gigz, and Nio tha Gift, Feast or Famine is probably DaVinci's strongest work yet. His gravelly flows are smooth and imaginative, the beats are fresh and engrossing, and none of the tracks on this eight-song EP overstay their welcome. While his last effort, The Day the Turf Stood Still, focused on the impacts of gentrification on his Fillmore neighborhood, Feast or Famine deals with ghetto life itself, and what DaVinci says is the all-or-nothing nature of success.

After the jump, grab a free download of Feast or Famine and find a video of DaVinci discussing the new project.

Full tracklisting and info on DaVinci's Bandcamp page.

And here's a video the Thizzler did with DaVinci about the new project:


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