Posts tagged ‘Don DiGiorgio’

January 31, 2012

Don DiGiorgio – Donomatopoeia (purchase)

Donomatopoeia is Don DiGiorgio’s first album since changing his name (formerly Kotix) back in 2010.  His most personal work to date, Donomatopoeia touches on his maturation over the years following college with subjects including his transition into fatherhood (“My Son Rise”) and internal struggles (“Only One Man” & “Beyond My Grave”).  The album is intricately weaved with wordplay throughout but really shines on tracks like “Elevate,” a Ty Bru-produced track featuring Big Hop of AMSoc and “The Feast.”  Other features include AMSoc family H2okz, Diablo Archer & Mallz as well as Mic Myers (of Addictive Nature), Skleaz and Raw English.  Production comes from L’Orange Productions, Hippie Sabotage, Wonderboy, DJ P’Dough (Produced entire album Feel Good Music), Turn 2 Productions, DJ Battle, Ty Bru & more.  Overall, Donomatopoeia covers a wide range of subject matter and although no two songs really sound the same, the album has a great overall flow.

-Lesa J.

January 6, 2012

Don DiGiorgio – Beyond My Grave (free download)

The third unofficial single from Donomatopoeia; “Beyond My Grave” is Don DiGiorgio’s “confessional” about his position in the rap game.  Over sampled production from DJ P’Dough, (see ’80s hair band Cinderella’s “Nobody’s Fool”) Don asks himself, “What’s it really got for me?” in regards to his hard work and dedication to his craft for the past 10 years.  While the first two verses focus on the negative aspects, “Hate and opposition/ so-called peers plotting for my position” and his lack of monetary gain “a little bit of scratch/ pack a venue and get a little bit of cash,” the third verse focuses on the positives “I’ve met a lot of good people throughout my career/ and grew wiser from the fake relations.”  Well worth a second listen, “Beyond My Grave” is an inside look at the mind and thoughts of a lyrical emcee that claims to be “aged way beyond (his) days and spiritually beyond (his) grave.”  Look for more insightful and thought-provoking tracks from the artists’ (formerly Kotix) sophomore effort Donomatopoeia set to drop January 30, 2012

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-Lesa J.