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SONG: NEW MUSIC FROM SMARTMOUF'S ACE DA VINCI "IMAGODEI" AND L11'S ORGANIC HEMP

Smart Mouf is an art collective based in Chicago, IL featuring seven members that practice dance, rhythm, blues, soul, hip hop, and instrumentation, and the King and Queen, Ace Da Vinci, and L11 have been busy this month. Both have new song releases, and we even have a music video to share featuring other SmartMouf fam off of Da Vinci's popular song that errbody fux with, "ImagoDei," which is a "theological term, applied uniquely to humans, which denotes the symbolical relation between God and humanity."

The video has some dark themes, and has a carnival freak show feel as it is set in a school bus with a glow in the dark interior, and some angry musical activists. The video begins by stating "no white people were harmed in the making of this video," referring to the blind folded man Ace and his crew metaphorically torture.

Da Vinci says he is tired of the politics and that he is dedicated to inspiring his culture, saying he says "no patience with any opposition." That definitely comes across in this video, not to mention the song goes harder than any protest lyrically and production wise. Make sure you listen, "things aint the same for a black man" Da Vinci raps, and watch out for Da Vinci cause this song is one of his best to date.

Ace Da Vinci 'Imagodei"

Da Vinci also features on L11's new track "Organic Hemp," a name that came from a "RAW" rolling papers that were on the table of GlassTree studios where L11 recorded with Banks The Genius. L11 has worked closely with artists in the Englewood community to create a work of art for The Streets Festival featuring Brother Ali, Vic Mensa, and Rakim. 

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She says, "with the smooth bars from Ace da Vinci, "Organic Hemp" is what we needed to start the fall and a great introduction to what Smart Mouf is about." Smooth indeed, just like whatever filled those papers. Take a listen below!

L11 feat. Ace Da Vinci "Organic Hemp"

 


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