This emcee from the NYC, in my opinion has a silky flow that surely distinguishes him along the flood of talent that there is in New York. The Kid Daytona contains the lyrical intuition of many legendary rap pioneers from his native hometown, but at the same time possesses the skill as to not pigeon-hole his sound. To all newcomers to his musicianship he has been considered a burgeoning talent, and this forward-thinking rapper has also been kept in heaving rotation for all those familiar with his story.
Daytona got his name from the South Bronx neighborhood in which he grew up in. When he was around the age of 15 one of his friends had a master key to all 1987 Toyota Camry’s, and one night they took one out on a joyride, and as he was driving he thought he saw something in the road and ended up smashing the car into a row of three to four parked cars. After the accident he got out of the car and ran away. From then on everyone around the block started calling him Daytona 500.
In 2006 Kid Daytona released his mixtape A Tribe Called Freshâ with famed radio personality Cipha Sounds. He also released a free album called Come Fly With Me that features the vocal talents of Amanda Diva, Bun B, and Karidan Offishall amongst others, as well as production contributions from 6th Sense, and Double O from Kidz In The Hall. He came back in 2010 and aligned himself with the cutting edge fashion company Lifted Research group (LRG). With that partnership he was placed in not only high-art advertisements, but also served a marquee model in their 2011 Spring Collection.
He also hit us with The Interlude LP in 2010 which he took subtle interludes from storied albums from the likes of Kanye West, Pete Rock, and Dr. Dre which manifested into one of the few lyrical driven projects of 2010. It also was placed on several 2010 Best of List. This kid is definitely ready to blow, and just needs somebody to light the fire!