Dave Amazin had a pretty hot stretch leading up to V-Day weekend, releasing a slew of singles and flexing hard as ever on social media. The first of those tracks, “The Jungle,” is propelled by a savage Mikey Carey beat, and Dave matches its intensity with 24 bars of pure literature-referencing fire. The unifying metaphor of the track is the title of Upton Sinclair’s 1906 political activist novel “The Jungle” which illustrates the Dickensian struggles of Chicago’s urban immigrants at the turn of the 20th century. The novel obviously resonates with Dave – hailing from the “‘Go” himself – and he repurposes its title to speak to contemporary urban ghetto struggles just past the turn of this, the 21st century. The MC also teases three! (count em’, 3) new additional projects in the works for 2015.
Two other bump-worthy tracks from Dave Amazin’s imminent “Love Will Get You Killed” EP surfaced on his Soundcloud this weekend, one called “Good Lovin’” featuring Miguel (of stage diving-nut slamming notoriety). I am also happy to break the news that Dave Amazin’ will be trekking all the way to NYC for the second-ever No Smoking Media showcase (Munchies II) on April 17th at Nola Darling on W. 22nd St. in Chelsea! More about that soon.
Stream Dave’s most recent mixtape, Better Days Tomorrow, below.