The first time I heard about Adam Vida, the San Francisco-bred emcee was spilling verses from the passenger seat in a TeamBackPack cypher under his former moniker, A-1. Needless to say, I was heavily impressed by his combo of intricate wordplay and rhyme patterns, both channeled by his buttery flow.
Aside from a few singles, Adam has kept fairly quiet in terms of releases following his Thurlian project, but returns today with the first taste of his forthcoming 2017 EP. “I’m Juiced” features production from one of his close collaborators, Mr. Carmack, for an upbeat track that’s oozing with confidence. Adam’s honed skills on the mic shine throughout, topped with Carmack’s echoing plucks and bouncy groove.
Throw on “I’m Juiced” (with your elbows up) below.