DaVinci represents the Fillmore passionately. The rapper claims roots in the area going back to his grandmother's time, and has traced the changes in the blocks he grew up on through songs like “What You Finna Do.” So before he lights up the stage at 330 Ritch with Freddie Gibbs this Wednesday evening (Nov. 16) — supporting his great new EP, Feast or Famine — we got him to reminisce about five fond memories of growing up in the Fillmore.
“I was one of those kids who would hang out all over the place. I had a little Mongoose bike that I rode around on. A good friend got it for me for Christmas. I'd ride that everywhere — to the beach, to hang out in front of the BBQ pits… And I was the king of wheelies! I could do them for days! I could also jump my bike in the air and spin my back tire around to knock a garbage can over. But then someone stole my bike and I had to get like a $50 bike from Toys R Us to replace it.”