“Mari-i-i-a, Chaundon just met a girl named Maria…” Sorry, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to drop a little West Side Story on y’all. And the narrative that unfolds over the course of up-and-coming producer KVBeats’ first feature does bear a few similarities to the classic musical, minus the finger-snapping gangsters and tragic ending. Leaked this past summer but currently being promoted as a single, Maria finds the Copenhagen, Denmark-based beatsmith cooking up a mellow, sampled backdrop (with a dope Latin-guitar breakdown on the back) as the NYC native recounts his blossoming romance with a beautiful “Puerto Rican princess” from the Lower East Side. After a chance encounter on the street, they bond over consecutive nights of deep conversation, Telemundo and Spanish cussing; by the end of the record, their relationship is going so well that the Bronx emcee’s seriously considering going shopping for a ring. Digging this laid-back chronicle of summer love? More dope beats and Booth-approved guests await on KVBeats’ The Résumé LP, out now in stores and online.
Written by richard on 12/6/10
Submit your Rating
Ill Adrenaline Records
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"You Know the Rules" (2014)
Total DJ Booth Features:
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- 1 Listen Album Review: Big Sean’s “Dark Sky Paradise”
- Every Rapper is Going to Die & So Will I
- Rap Quiz: Bet You Can’t Guess The Album Cover Pt. 6
- An Anti-Elitist Guide to Respecting Gucci Mane
- Breaking Down the Sordid Details of the Lil Wayne vs. Cash Money Lawsuit
- Oh My God, If Drake Dies Is He A Legend?
- Fine, You Got Me: Your Favorite Rapper’s First Tweet
- 1 Listen Album Review: Drake’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”
- 2014 Best of the Booth Award Winners (The Complete List)
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.