The Davinci Playlist

Choice of Toons By: Emanuel Mesa

Join the Renaissance Man, DJ Davinci

Dropping one of the hottest soundtracks of all time, Leonardo Da Vinci takes us into a journey of his mind and life's works.

Dedications From the Point of View of Da Vinci

My life's work has been wide in variety and great in magnitude. Since the age of 14 when I first began my studies with Verrocchio I felt this great passion for knowledge and the truth. My great passion is due to the people that have been a great part of my life. That is why I would like to thank them now in this playlist of music. I would like to thank God and the Catholic Church for all their blessings upon my life. Secondly, I would like to thank my mother, father, and stepmothers . A peasant woman conceiving a son out of wedlock with the wealthy Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci were the conditions for my birth into this world. I would also like to thank my teacher Verrocchio whom apprenticed me. I would also like to thank Cesare Borgia and other employers for all the employment they have enriched me with. I thank all of my pupils whom have studied under me for having the thirst of knowledge I wish for all of mankind to embrace. These are the people I dedicate this music to.

Song 1: Kids by MGMT 6:07

This song is included into Da Vinci's playlist, because the song sort of connects with his childhood occurrences of climbing into a cave and being terrified of a monster.
MGMT - Kids

Song 2: I Love College by Asher Roth 4:11

I chose this song to be included, because I could imagine the enjoyment Leonardo must have had while studying under the Florentine painter Verrocchio.
Asher Roth - I Love College

Song 3: Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z & Alicia Keys 4:41

Studying in the workshops of Florence as a young man was probably one of the most exciting things to do during Leonardo's time period. The capital of trade and commerce probably helped feed the ambitions of his hunt for truth and curiosity.
"Empire State of Mind" JAY Z | Alicia Keys [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Song 4: Forgot About Dre by Dr. Dre & Eminem 5:12

This song is on Da Vinci's playlist, because metaphorically speaking Verrocchia was Dr. Dre and Leonardo Da Vinci was Eminem.
Dr. Dre - Forgot About Dre ft. Eminem, Hittman

Song 5: Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO 3:24

The reason this song is included in Da Vinci's playlist because it is said that he had great physical strength, infinite grace, regal spirit, and a tremendous breath of mind. This song is the anthem for people of that description.
LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It

Song 6: Why I Love You by Kanye West and Jay-Z 3:24

This song connects with one of Leonardo's greatest masterpieces, The Last Supper. A song about betrayal that parallels with the betrayal of the biblical last supper event.
Why I Love You - Kanye West, Jay- Z Music video (HD)

Song 7: A Milli by Lil Wayne 4:13

The Catholic Church and many wealthy men of nobility would spend large amounts of money to prove their magnificence by paying Renaissance painters great sums of money for beautiful masterpieces. I'm sure Leonardo didn't mind.
Lil Wayne-A Milli (OFFICAL VIDEO) HD

Song 8: Lazy Song by Bruno Mars 3:29

It is said that Leonardo was often prone to chronic procrastination. For this reason many of his works and paintings took years to finalize.
Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Song 9: Guilty Until Proven Innocent by Jay-Z & R. Kelly 6:03

This song is included in Da Vinci's playlist, because he was charged and acquitted with sodomy. This incident happened when he was 22 years old and for two years after that his whereabouts went undocumented.
JAY-Z - Guilty Until Proven Innocent ft. R. Kelly

Song 10: Hustler's Ambition by 50 Cent 4:54

"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death"- Leonardo Da Vinci. Leonardo would probably admire 50 cent after he came back from being shot nine times to becoming a very successful man.

50 Cent - Hustler's Ambition

Song 11: My Hitta by Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan 3:56

This song is about the closeness of two friends. It describes the relationship between two bros that are loyal to one another. It is said that Leonardo and the king of France were so close that Leonardo's head rested in the kings hands when he died.
YG - My Hitta ft. Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan

Song 12: I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly 5:26

This song has been added to Leonardo's legacy playlist, because even though the song is not talking about actually flying, Leonardo's greatest wish was to invent a machine to allow men to fly. He once wrote "I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly."
R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly