Hip Hop

DaVinci – The Day The Turf Stood Still (Free Album)

blame it on Meka March 9, 2010

DaVinci’s music resonates with the authenticity of life experiences. “The Day The Turf Stood Still is the soundtrack for gentrification and urban renewal,” says DaVinci. “I want to capture the mental state of generations of minorities struggling to preserve and revitalize the last breath of culture we have.” Key to DaVinci’s message is the spectrum of messages he touches on throughout the album. More than just dark and heavy tough-talk, DaVinci also sheds light and involves listeners in the essence of hoping for a better tomorrow. One part Cornell West, one part Geto Boys’ Scarface, DaVinci embraces the potential contradictions of his messages in a way that delivers his words to listeners in a powerful way.

Tracklist and link down bottom.

1. Intro
2. The Day The Turf Stood Still
3. What You Finna Do?
4. Real Niggaz (Somebody) [Feat. R.O.D.]
5. Aristocrat
6. Ben
7. Whiplash
8. Round Me
9. Do What It Do
10. Guys Wanna
11. Long Chain
12. All I Have
13. Idle Mind
14. Concrete Jungle Juice
15. It’s On Now
16. Ghetto To Mars
17. See Another Day [Feat. Myisa]

DOWNLOAD: DaVinci – The Day The Turf Stood Still (Free Album) | Alternative Link

  • DaVinci packs heat.. currently on rotation: “Ben” “Aristocrat” and “What You Finna Do?”

  • ace*

    bay areaaaaaaa

  • its a shame on the real that drizzy single get 500 comments wit some “imma set it off, jada pinkett”… and real hip hop catch 2 comments. i mean it is what it is… but it clearly show the subjects hip hop needs to touch to get any play/relevance. “I’m wearin new clothes, new whip carry 2 hoes/”…. gon’ get more airplay than anything dude spit. i mean hip hop is what it is and i expect drake to see more plays than dude… but damn shit some bull shit…..

  • ibang

    Ben Is my shit! That beat is rediculous.

  • KoJ_the_YDC

    what part of the bay this dude from? i never heard of this cat before…guess i should check em out

  • KoJ_the_YDC

    *nevermind says he’s from the city…

  • getliveRo

    Support this dude! And SF STAND UP!!! We finally have someone who is dope from the home team.

  • Ya Grandpa’s Back Hand

    This cat can spit

  • REL

    this is my shit!!

  • Redlaces85

    I been telling cats about J. Davinci since butter and Guns part1. He the truth. Bay Area stand up. He can put us back on the map.

  • JL

    Ill check this out. And as much as I dislike clothes/cars/gems rap, drake DID have some nice punches (not the best but still). I have to say, I disapprove of all the hate (yes, hate) that songs been getting. “Purists” are almost as annoying as “bum-nigga-rap” lovers :P haha

  • shawnLOLO

    id hardly call this a purist album from what ive heard. good middle ground btwn harder stuff and drake.

  • jhink357

    aint never heard dude but gotta support the bay ish

  • cmel8tr

    man been seeing this guy everywhere lately. my folks put me on him out here he’s dope. d/ling!

  • JBrill

    Davinci’s the freshest thing to come outta Sucka Free since sourdough. You can Twitter dat.

  • Jackeye

    Solid…nothing too great, better than average though.

  • high side n

    DaVinci is a beast on the mic.

    SF baby !

  • everyone, feel free to spread the link. meka, thank you.

  • Yay slaps all day

    This man is a genius…This just goes to show that some of the best talent in the world of rap comes from the bay. It is some bullshit that the bay rappers don’t get the attention they deserve…But fuck it, out here, from the bay, to the valley, all the way up to the Oregon border it’s damn near all we listen to…so all the motherfuckers listening to Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy etc. can go right ahead and continue to listen to that pop shit and be brainwashed by the big corporate record companies.