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Video: DaVinci - "Ben"
Posted by Emanuel Wallace at Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 11:45PM :: Email this article :: Print this article



The Video:

After hitting listeners with a flurry of tracks, DaVinci is back with a second video off The Day The Turf Stood Still, "Ben". For this video, Fillmore's own created an all-encompassing metaphor through money, Ben Franklin, and the $100 bill.

With samples from the King of Pop's, "Ben", DaVinci, paired with producer Big D., takes Michael Jackson's lyrics and sets them to a common theme, but with a twist. Ben Franklin, the King of the Streets, is seen throughout with a smile drawn on his $100 bill face; in DaVinci's town, without Ben in your pocket, you're nothing.

"My main inspiration behind "Ben" was to express the growth of my relationship with money from the moment I started hustling as a teen, until I became a man," says DaVinci. "I wanted to show how far one goes to have material things for both right, and wrong reason." While the video follows different stories of gambling, drugs, and prostitution, the message is all the same - with one's back up against the wall, the quest for financial sustenance leads down many different paths. Such a message is made clear by lyrics such as, "You got your mind on your money / And you climbing in deep / Well just remember who the King of the Streets / Clockin' cold hard cash / Running fast from police / Hey you running with the King of the Streets." This track off of DaVinci's debut ablum, The Day The Turf Stood Still, is now available both for purchase and free download via SWTBRDS Creative Collective.

Watch the video here: http://vimeo.com/11100802
Alt Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brLXnACtoc4

To Download DaVinci's The Day The Turf Stood Still, please visit: http://www.swtbrds.com/davinci
Alt Link: http://swtbrds.bandcamp.com/album/the-day-the-turf-stood-still

Streams:

"Ben":
http://vimeo.com/11100802
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brLXnACtoc4

TheSmokingSection Interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8CFKa_fgfE

D2S/Top Billin' "Ben" Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUMDno2Z2NE

"Gettin' Money In My Sleep":
http://media.audibletreats.com/DaVinci-Gettin_Money_In_My_Sleep.mp3

Igantwitted Interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuTiXeS1hpE

Thizzler On The Roof Interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCxEHnafRT4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL83pLxr1HM

"Idle Mind" (Studio Footage Video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8a5QzVIaFo
http://vimeo.com/10251291

"Hustler's Theme" (Prod. By Blunt):
http://media.audibletreats.com/DaVinci-Hustlers_Theme_Prod_By_Blunt.mp3

24KMilkCrate.Com TV: DaVinci Interview Pt. 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJVELfOPNA0

24KMilkCrate.Com TV: DaVinci Interview Pt. 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uLGeNy9dS0

"Real N*ggaz Remix" Feat. Kaz Kyzah and ROD:
http://media.audibletreats.com/DaVinci-Real_Niggaz_Remix_Feat_Kaz_Kyzah.mp3

Video montage:
http://vimeo.com/88705653
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icopGNwzXGg

"Trickle Down" Prod. By Blunt:
http://media.audibletreats.com/DaVinci-Trickle_Down_Prod_By_Blunt.mp3

"It's On Me" Prod. By Blunt:
http://media.audibletreats.com/DaVinci-Its_On_Me_Prod_By_Blunt.mp3

Bio, pictures, and streams available here:
http://www.audibletreats.com/download/davinci/

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/donjohnDaVINCI
http://twitter.com/sweetbreadscc

MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/jdavinci

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweetbreads-Creative-Collective/46070018327

Official Site:
http://music.swtbrds.com/artists/davinci/

Label Site:
http://music.swtbrds.com/



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