Although Seattle isn't commonly thought of as a hub for hip-hop, it's got a pretty great scene of its own, with lots of underground artists making noise in the Northwest. You've got guys like Ugly Frank and Nacho Picasso who make dark, foreboding jams, Shabazz Palaces making futuristic space funk, and producers like Jake One and Blue Sky Black Death soundtracking all of it. Today, we're introducing you to Dave B, another one of the city's most promising talents.
Linking up with Jake One on the jazzy "Leaves," Dave showcases an almost Chance The Rapper-esque delivery, singing and rapping with ease and dropping thought-provoking bars.
Pursue a proper passion
Push the margin past, put the world up on your back, boy
They know you's a guy for being black, or a student
Or gay, or just caught up in the trap