Brad King – Da Vinci
Check out rapper Brad King’s mixtape, Da Vinci.
I saw this tape on my feed, so I decided to check it out. Described as a “scenic tour of his mind,” King gets graphic as he puts his own spin on the traditional spiel of grinding, the streets, drugs, and yearning to make it. With only two features on the 15-track tape (and a song from Mad Max), he showcases his ability to create a good hook; the catchy sing-rap melodies can get stuck in your head. Standout songs are “They Ain’t With Me,” “BANDO,” and “Coming Up.” On “Love Will Get You Killed,” (released back in June ) he throws a jab at fellow rappers (“Fuck all of these pussy rappers/Teff, Nitro, Ruby”).
Outside of the length, the tape falls down with its repetitive dark trap production and homogeneous narrative. Majority of the songs sound the same. Stream below, or download here.