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Liner Notes: DaVinci
In August on KALW, Max Jacobs, co-creator of the "Bay Area Beats" series on Crosscurrents, presents four pilots of a new program he's calling Liner Notes. Liner Notes invites today's musicians to explore the inspirations behind their work. In each hour, Max sits down with a musician to spin the records that made them want to make music. Whether it's the first song they heard their grandmother sing or an unexpected guilty pleasure, you'll hear the stories of the music that matters to them and how it's shaped them.
On this week's Liner Notes he was joined by San Francisco rapper DaVinci. Raised in the Fillmore, DaVinci paints a portrait of the City now and then: from struggling amidst crime and poverty to urban renewal and gentrification. His favorite records tell a story of hope and struggle as a young black man in San Francisco.
Tune in next Wednesday August 27 for the last installment or stream live at 11 pm right after Fog City Blues on KALW 91.7 fm.