Bronx native Black Dave announced in January 2016 in a now-unavailable Instagram post that he was no longer going to make rap music, which set the table for his new video for punk track “NYPDK” today (Nov. 15).
Now, Dave tells Billboard of his new video, “Ripping through the Brooklyn streets causing havoc with George Gaza and the Travs Crew from Japan — the video is gritty and raw and speaks volumes for the Black Punk movement, with an ode to Larry Clark’s ‘Kids’ at the end. ”
The “NYPDK” video begins with “BLACK PUNK” scrawled across the screen, with a green-masked man behind the words. As soon as the song starts, it is relentless — the heavy instrumentals historically associated with punk rock layered with Black Dave’s verses alternatively coming across in screams and more traditional rapping. Dave and the Travs Crew go around Brooklyn releasing colorful smoke bombs and taking fruit right off a sidewalk stand, just to spit it out.
“NYPDK” is a track from Dave’s most recent album titled Most Hated in New York (Oct. 13). Watch the song’s video exclusively on Billboard below: