When the Warriors hired David Kelly away from the Chicago law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman to be the team’s vice president and general counsel, they weren’t just getting somebody who’s an accomplished attorney; they were also getting somebody who’s an accomplished hip-hop artist.
Kelly, who goes by the name Cap D for his MC’ing, has been making music since the late 80’s. He’s released four records with his group All Natural. The group even got signed to a subsidiary of EMI in 1995, but the label folded before the band could release a record. Taking the solo route, Cap D has released four albums. His latest, entitled “PolyMath,” was named by the Chicago Tribune as the top independent album by a Chicago artist in 2010.
“With this record, I was trying to get at a lot of things,” he told the Wall Street Journal. “Trying to deal with a lot of issues that young, black men deal with like racism and addiction, in all its various forms. But a lot of the album is just playful and personal, too.”
According to Kelly’s bio, he’s also performed around the world. He told WSJ that he plans to release another album, but, ultimately, he considers his music a “glorified hobby.”
It’s a shame Stephen Jackson isn’t still with the Warriors. A Stak5 vs. Cap D rap battle has potential for being an absolutely amazing display.
Here’s one of Cap D’s songs from “PolyMath”: