April 4 brought the release of King Kavon’s latest track, “Bodega Dreams.” Citing the classic New York staple that is the “bodega,” the Harlem-based rapper shows us his true NY colors with his impressive flow and use of imagery. Novacane Sinatra, credited with production, supplies the simplistic beat that is a suitable foundation for Kavon to spit his shit.
Kavon’s flow on “Bodega Dreams,” is captivating, effortlessly ripping into the beat. Lines such as, “See them J’s on my feet, back then I couldn’t cop these / See some amethyst rocks, you know I gotta rock these / I can turn down pork, chicken beef and steak / But every once in awhile, I might cop a chopped cheese,” do so much for the song and Kavon as a budding act. He ties back to being in the bodega, an experience almost any New Yorker can relate to. Kavon also gives his listeners insight to the kind of person he was and has become. He highlights his Jordans, letting the audience know it wasn’t always like this; he had to grind to get where he is now, another testament to his New York character.
We have not heard much from King Kavon, so “Bodega Dreams” serves as a quick reminder that he is one to be feared in the lyrical underground. A trip to either his Spotify or SoundCloud will show the last project from him is well over a year old, so keep an eye out for fresh Uptown bars. As of right now, listen to “Bodega Dreams” below.