Digga D storms out with Gothic 'P4DP' visuals, aside Double Tap Diaries
Digga has achieved incredible success with ‘No Diet’ (our write up here) - doubling his Monthly Listeners on Spotify (Chartmetric, 2019) alongside presumably a helpful, bit of promo from Zac Efron. The rapper has also released the much anticipated Double Tap Diaries today, and thus, set visuals for the projects first track: ‘P4DP’.
The Ladbroke Grove rapper must have a lowkey attraction to churches or Gothic architecture, as the music video is set around such a place; similar to the ‘Who’ visuals. Additionally, the font used to state the title is a similar Gothic style. Whether this is Digga’s design or the director’s it definitely creates for interesting, thriller-esque videos. The sinister settings mainly introduce us to a funeral, potentially “the pagans” that this song is referencing; potentially someone of importance to the creepy Damien (The Omen) acting kid. This yout proceeds to choke out a toy baby doll, which has some witchcraft voodoo madness hold over one of the women attending the funeral. To add to the creepiness, the future psychopath gently rocks the doll, like it’s falling asleep (i.e. heads up, it means dying). Imagine this brudda at 16 - menace! No idea what that lady did to the devilish kid, but she gets taken out. Joke’s aside, this may be Digga’s portrayal of how he controls the drill scene - with the ability to manipulate settings, and create impacts where he chooses to.
Frequent collaborator, M1 on the Beat crafts the instrumental, as it delivers us eerie and calmly threatening sounds that Digga regularly uses. We can assume that the focus of the record - P4DP (pray for the pagans/play for the pagans) - is a salute and follow on from a previous record the drill artist was on that got removed from Youtube, ‘Play For The Pagans’ alsongide his 1011 team.
“I ain’t got no patience, pray for the pagans, man gets smoked like weed (Bu-bu).
I ain’t got no patience, play for the pagans, man gets smoked like weed (Amen).”
His lyrics contain typical bars that would be expected on a track against “pagans”, and some are just as sinister and violent as the visuals. Aside from the dark topic of the track, Digga D continues to prove his skillful lyricism amongst clever rhyming patterns and the linking of consecutive bars that seems to go on for days. He creates the entire first verse around the ‘o’ and ‘oo’ sounds, and absolutely destroys it.
“Step out on wings on my solo, YOLO, I don't know nuttin’ 'bout Volvo. Bro-bro up and down, no yo-yo, all for awards in the trap, no MOBO. Oh no, bank up bro, there's po-po, I ain’t tryna lose these funds like Kojo. Loco, coca ain't mediocre, play with the yola, stay off the low-low.
Just got bail, three shootings. I ain't gotta call up Pacman to go up to country to do some bootings. Tryna aim for your head, pronounce man dead, pull up and zoot him. Tarrus Riley, old like Smiley, rootin', lootin', need me a new ting. I roll with a Russian, not Vladimir Putin.”
Check the visuals below and be sure to listen to the whole DTD project. Although touching on subjects that not all of us know or agree with, what is agreed is that this young artist is incredibly talented and hopefully has a bright future ahead in music.