The Rare Chandeliers Tour
Sun, November 25, 2012
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pmThe Independent
$18 ADV - $20 DOOR
Tickets Available at the Door
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.theindependentsf.com/event/179401/
Action was born and raised in Flushing, Queens. He is of Albanian descent. He used to be a respected fire-flame gourmet chef in New York City, and frequently raps about food in his songs. But he gave up cooking for a rap career. He has gained notoriety lyrically and stylistically resembling to rapper Ghostface Killah (who he collaborated with, along with friend, and fellow rapper Termanology on a song called “Meteor Hammer” on Wu-Tang Clan’s 2011 album Legendary Weapons). In an interview with HipHopDX, he was asked about how it was to sound like him, and he responded with,
“Yeah, I mean at the end of the day, it’s all good because Ghostface Killah is one of the best rappers alive, so if I sound similar to the best rapper alive then that is fine. To me there is no comparison; he is a legend and I am a newcomer. If I would try and emulate with anyone it would be Kool G Rap, he is the person I look up to the most. I am not upset but at the end of the day I am my own person and no one can take that away from me.”
He released his debut studio album Dr. Lecter in 2011.
Born and raised in San Francisco's Fillmore District, DaVinci represents a neighborhood long recognized as the city’s center of Black culture. As a product of his environment, DaVinci’s words paint vivid portraits of inner-city themes, gentrification, and life as a young Black male in an ever-declining American landscape.
DaVinci's debut album, The Day The Turf Stood Still, has garnered him a great deal of buzz and praise locally and nationwide. Since the release of his album, he has been named HipHopDX's DX Next emcee, was the first SF artist to ever appear on Shade45 (Soul Assassin's The West Wing Radio) and has been on the national radar with features from premier outlets such as XLR8R, Wax Poetics, Fader, Pitchfork, URB, XXL, SF Weekly, The Smoking Section, 2dopeboyz, Nah Right, and AllHipHop, among many others.