San Francisco rapper DaVinci knows the way into our heart. In the beautifully shot new video for his Al Jieh-produced track "In My City," the Fillmore District native reps the Bay Area--from the 'Moe to the HP, from Oakland to Vallejo--in gorgeous black and white.
Directed by Tim Jieh, the video shows DaVinci cursing around the city doing quintessentially Bay Area activities like wearing a 49ers cap while smoking a blunt in the shadow of Sutro Tower, checking in with Oakland-based cloud rap pioneers Main Attrakionz and spitting flow in an alley backed by a cadre of dudes wearing Friday The 13th-style hockey masks.
You know, the usual.
The song is the first single off of DaVinci's newest mixtape, "The MOEna Lisa," which the rapper released online earlier this month.
How legit San Francisco is DaVinci? Here's what he told SF Weekly in an interview last year:
"You know the Muni, the San Francisco public transport? At the back of the cars they had this box with the electrical wires that connected it and that's where we'd run behind and jump on it when we didn't have money. That's how we'd get around. Did I ever fall off? Yeah, I actually fell off once and broke my ankle. I never did that again."
"In My City" isn't the first time DaVinci's music has directly engaged his hometown. Over the course of his past two records, 2010's "The Day The Turf Stood Still" and 2011's "Feast or Famine," the rapper traced the gentrification of his neighborhood and later teamed up with Main Attrackinz for the jazzy single "Do It For The Bay."
Listen to all of "The MOEna Lisa" here: