Dave Amigo’s voice has a piercing, resonant melodic twist and he raps in vivid detail and with incredible charisma about life around him. His passion and feeling drips from his lines with the way his voice quivers and elongates when necessary, forcing the listener to feel the same vibe and emotions that he’s pouring out. It actually makes perfect sense that he is the type of modern artist that should capture attention within a minute. Dave Amigo is an emerging artist out of York, PA. While doing most of his musical acts in Philadelphia, alongside of R1, He has curated a strong presence in Pennsylvania’s untapped underworld of the music scene.
Dave Amigo has seen a steady progression since he dropped “In My Bag” in 2018. He’s made a few more releases since, including, and in each one he’s grown more into his voice, carving out a distinct sound while experimenting with his style in subtle ways. The single “Lil Baby” is meant to be his big moment, and it comes just before his album, “Love Letter2 My$elf”.
“Lil Baby” sees a clear growth in Dave Amigo skillset, and the track seems him at his best, steering the song relentlessly, and breathlessly down his outspoken conscious mind with complete focus and unabashed abandon. He maps the direction of his ambition, grind and struggles, in a sort of open and honest statement to someone. His voice is in high-energy mode, rolling out rhymes without pause.
“And I don’t care if I shine lil’ baby. Niggas living they life too lazy. One day I’ll have my Mercedes. On my grind where you’ll find me baby. Wish a nigga would try to take me. You ain’t win ‘til you try me baby. Trap-A-Holics might sign me baby. “Damn Son” where they find me baby,” exclaims Dave Amigo, making his position and mindset clear.
“Lil Baby” is a good example of the best version of Dave Amigo, lyrically intense, melodically inclined, and totally engaging. Jumping from lines about his grind, and burying it into relationship complexities. “I had to take time lil’ baby. I’m back on my grind lil’ baby. When you call I decline lil’ baby. Really hope you don’t mind lil’ baby. I’ve done lost my mind lil’ baby. All these niggas is behind me baby.”
The vocal gymnastics and mutable flow that Dave Amigo brings, categorizes him into the new wave of rap, which is characterized by its hypnotic beats and flows. Sonically and lyrically captivating, “Lil Baby” is tenacious in its concept and execution.
The metaphorical meaning which lies in the lyrics and subject matter seems clear: To achieve anything of value, above working hard, you need to have a ferociously clear vision, avoid distractions, make painful sacrifices, and completely ignore naysayers.
While this concept of self-interest has problematic implications, and may appear at first egoistical, any listener hard on their daily grind to achieve something, will soon begin to empathize with Dave Amigo’s narrative in “Lil Baby”.