Breaking into the industry seems to happen overnight, often (and increasingly so) it is down to a single, short-lived auto-tuned song made for the club. Thankfully there are still plenty of artists that are carrying on the art of hiphop, both in the mainstream with the likes of J Cole, Kendrick and Cordae, however there are dozens of underground artists waiting to break through.
One of these is New York rapper Davon King. Born and raised in Long Island, his music has a distinct east coast flavor, which is a nice surprise amidst the southern twangs of the radio. ‘Not For Sale Pt 2’ is a 5 song EP produced by Northern Irish producer Noco and features a melodic and soulful array of beats, overlaid with a mutitude of stories and ear-pleasing flows. The first track is a piano driven, drum-less intro followed by a sprinking of 808s and boom bap. The final track’s instrumental reminds the listener of a psychedelic rock track from the 70s, with an apt finisher in ‘100mph.
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