John Fifth & G DaVinci Vice City

If I had to describe this project in one word, it would be: Masterful. I might be a little bias because I am a fan and have been for quite a few years now. The album artwork is fitting to the title and is beautifully done. There is truly something for everyone on the album. Take a listen for yourself and tell me I’m wrong. I dare you!

Energy– This was a great song to start the album off with. The chorus is mad catchy and the entire song is very smooth. By the title of the track you can guess what it’s about, keeping the same energy.

On Repeat– Yo, the switch with John Fifth and G DaVinci got me tripping the fuck out. John Fifth drops the Travis line and G DaVinci comes in with the antidote line. It was so flawless. I was legit just jamming and then I heard that transition and my jaw dropped, eyes went wide and I was like wtf. So dope. The message from the overall song is repetition whether it be getting money on repeat etc.

Cuffing Season– So all I’m saying is I want someone to dedicate me this song. They each describe how they girl there for them and all her great qualities. I’ll def be using some of these lyrics as insta captions in the near future.

Gang Fifth– Words fail me on this one but I was jamming the fuck out. I can imagine riding down South Beach with this song even though it’s a hustle style song. “I’m a south Florida baby, can’t change nothing from me.”

Overdue– This is all about the future and what they want. “I wanna make 80 thousand a month” What does your future look like and what are you doing to make that happen?

Starting Fifth– We switch up the flow for this song to show their artistic range. The song is full of quotables including my fav: “Know I never switch up like Nintendo.”

My Wave– If you follow John Fifth or G DaVinci, you know their life is wavy. This is a tiny glimpse into their lifestyle. Are you down to ride their wave? They also added a very fitting sample in the song, did you peep it?

Dripping n Different– I was soooo excited for this song. This duo is definitely dripping and different in everything they do. They are gifted and take their craft seriously. They share some of their backstory for us in this song.

Switch Sides– This song is for all the real ones out there. We run across so many fake people who really ain’t bout it and will switch things up when hit isn’t beneficial to them anymore. There are few of us who don’t switch sides regardless, but some of us grew up with that mentality instilled in us. Can’t speak for those who do switch sides.

Publics Sabor– So first, let’s talk about the title to this song. Throwback to my Publix days and if you live in South Florida you know exactly why the title resonates with me. The only thing off the entire album that I would change is the levels on this song. I struggled to hear DaVinci’s lyrics and they are so relevant to the culture. The entire song has local references throughout so tell me what you caught?

Frame– It’s a break up song or at least a relationship struggle. Having a relationship in the industry is tough and it is so easy for the partner who isn’t in the entertainment industry to frame the creative for the relationship falling apart.

Brindis– We have unfortunately made it to the end of the album….noooooo!! But they end us off with some Spanish rap. It was unexpected but a great way to show off those skills. If you don’t know brindis means toast. Although I’m not a fan of Spanish rap I’m a fan of this song and can see it being played at a family gathering during one of the holidays coming up.

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John Fifth and G DaVinci are true artists and musical creatives and they have taken us on a trip with their new hip hop music release. Finding the right talent to showcase on an underground hip hop blog is no easy feet but it’s hard to ignore projects like this.

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Law X: When Day Gets Dark

“When Day Gets Dark” is a street crime drama like Power or Top Boy intertwined with music videos by Law X.  Starring Law X (rap artist/director) Aml Ameen (Yardie, Kidulthood) Ace B-47 (No Limit Master P Artist) and Instagram famous model and actress, Himynamesteee.

The series had me so hype due to the obvious amount of effort, planning, and production that was put into it. From the musical score to the acting to the cinematography. Everything has a purpose. I was highly impressed with how the entire series came together. Here are my thoughts, let me know yours in the comments.

Episode 1

The first episode starts us off with the hustle and bustle of a police station. We head into the interview room where Law X finds himself being interrogated by 5-0. We also see flashbacks here and there of his arrest. It looks like the cops are trying to pin him for murder. Law X’s lawyer shows up and the story really begins. Now we get to see what really happened and this next shoot out scene is so cinematically well done, it’s straight out of a movie. This is also where the music begins, we have the beginning of a backstory and now it’s time to add the musical score. We also have other cut scenes with the lawyer intertwined with scenes of what happened, as the lawyer asks questions. The cliffhanger is when an alleged witness comes into play……… did the witness actually see anything?

Episode 2

The witness says she didn’t see anything and is trying to go home, but detectives are just not letting it go. The detective tries to coerce the witness into identifying Law as the trigger man. Now we get to see what happens after the shoot out. Law switches up his car and then comes a plot twist I’m not sure you’re ready for. I’ll let you watch for yourself and see if you can make the connection. Next, comes the backstory wit Casino which is another insane narrative. Then we get a music video with an additional backstory narrative on the life Law X has been living in throughout the series. The wings imagery is masterful, to say the least.

Episode 3

We begin this episode with so much suspense, will all of our questions be answered? Law X is bringing someone new into the narrative during a flashback scene. We also see a takedown with an undercover. This leads us on a foot chase with a new song to guide us through. We finally get to see the capture of Law X, and how he ended up at the station in Episode 1. Law finally reaches out to his brother, but the conversation isn’t the friendliest, and we are left wondering what’s going to happen next. Law X is getting out of jail, but what is he walking into?

Law X’s fate is uncertain, but now we focus on Marco and he seems to be getting the full picture of what may have happened. Marco is about to open a can of worms no one is ready for………….

The series is phenomenal as you can see. Keep in mind, the series is based on true events. What did you think of the hip hop crime series?

You can see more of Law X’s work on his website or by following him on social media @mynameizlaw . I know I am definitely looking forward to more work from Law and his team. This series is unlike anything else the hip hop scene has ever witnessed.

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