Oakland emcee Do D.A.T., formerly of underground hip-hop group The Attik, continues to make diverse and expansive music. We recently saw him as a feature emcee as part of The Great Migration, a classical/hip-hop hybrid performance with Ensemble Mik Nawooj. That amazing hip-hop symphony composed by JooWan Kim and based upon his spiritual post-apocalyptic story will continue to grow, but DAT has his hands in other pots too.
Do D.A.T.’s forthcoming collaborative album with DJ Malicious Lee is called Golden Age: Cassette Culture, and is a raw 90s influenced work based on dirty boom-bap tape samples. And tonight, Do D.A.T. is unveiling his latest solo work, The Skinny 2: Bare Bones. For those of you who were privy to DAT or 38thnotes back in 2009, you’ll know that the first incarnation of The Skinny was one of the dopest releases of that year.
We’re looking forward to fresh music from the Oakland In Blue emcee. Come out tonight to pick up his new release, watch the debut of a new video and the man perform as well. You won’t be disappointed. DAT is an intelligent artist with a gift of gab and an investment in spreading good music in a variety of forms. Come out tonight at 8pm to Beti Ono for the release of The Skinny 2.
Below, listen to a cut from the new album.
And here is a more brash selection from the recent Bay collab album Grind & Shine.