Brooklyn rap artist David Stones dropped his project The Steppin’ Stone: All Or Nothin’ , back in November of 2012. With this being a Brooklyn based blog we had to show some love and take a listen to what the man had to deliver. No lie it’s a solid project. This is the first time Iv’e heard of David Stones and I must say I wanted to take an ear to his other songs/projects. The sound of the album is really good. It feels like the hood was transformed into a handful of songs and placed neatly on this mixtape.
It’s not just a blabbering bunch of random words said with in varying cadences either. His flow is consistent, and he speaks on real s***. The production on this is really good. Some ride in the whip worthy tracks are there. A lot of projects you may feel aren’t worth your time. Especially when it comes to the vast legions of underground New York artists. I can almost guarantee that you’ll give this man a chance.
So what tracks should the new to David Stones listener check out? First should be “The Highest”, that track go hard. “The truth”, “Live @ The Ramada”, and “System Bumpin” are some pretty dope tracks not taking away from any of the others but those seemed to stand out. The instrumentals are something you could catch 50 Cent, The Game, Pusha T, or Ace Hood on.
If your looking for something gritty but not completely coarse, David Stones has something for you. With some hard tracks, some reflective tracks, some cruise in the car tracks, The Steppin’ Stone: All Or Nothin has something worth playing a few times. Mix your music up a little and throw this in. You wont regret it. Take a listen to it below. Download if your feeling it.