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.

You can stream the album on all platforms:

You can follow the duo on Instagram:

John Fifth: https://www.instagram.com/johnfifth/

G DaVinci: https://www.instagram.com/g_davinci/

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.

If you are an underground hip hop artists and want the chance to be featured send me a submission.

Hartman- Lost File[$]

Hartman Lost Files Album Cover

 

About Hartman

Hartman is a hip hop artist based out of Kingston, On, Canada. He spends his time honing his craft in the studio and at open mics throughout Toronto. Although this is his latest project he has been on the scene for a number of years. His lyricism is insane and every word is part of a bigger message. I’m excited to see what else Hartman has in store for us. This is only the beginning for him.

My Thoughts on the Project:

When I first started playing the project, I was apprehensive to feature it because it didn’t capture me at first. However, I came back to it a few days later after as I usually do with all submissions and this time it caught me. My family was caught up on the first listen and even compared him to Eminem. So here’s the breakdown of the tape:

Lost File[$]- We start things off smooth. The beat is a Lo-Fi style, and Hartman’s delivery compliments the beat, not distracts.

Pick a Side- This song reminds me of driving around the city trying to make a statement. Hartman is definitely making a statement with his lyrics on this one. What is he saying to you?

Pools of Sand- This isn’t my favorite track due to the delivery. The lyrics were great but some moments were offbeat. The chorus was on point and again so is the message.

Swim- This is one of those throwback songs, reminiscing on the simpler days. Looking back on how far you’ve come and if you should keep going. Are any of us doing this entertainment thing right?

Fall for Fun- This is the shortest song off the album and it’s a fun, feel-good track. It’s a carefree track which I love.

Miss Me- This song talks about how people have the tendency to only pay attention to you when you have success and not when you’re trying to build that success. Then they want to pop up like “I miss you.” I really rock with this song and it may even be my favorite off the tape.

The Ways- This song is very lyrical on a dark beat. The juxtaposition is interesting and unique, to say the least. He’s just trying to figure out the ways to live this life. Which, aren’t we all?

Carpe Diem- This is a great song, I love all of the references and political statements that are made. It looks like the U.S. isn’t the only fucked up country in the world. Essentially, fuck the system. The samples add a special touch to the track.

Gone with the Wind- The story in this song we can all relate to, we think we have time and poof it’s gone with the wind. Then we look back and wonder where the time went. Hartman has a few humblebrags in the song and acknowledges the fact that he is a voice for the voiceless through his art.

Small Town Big Dreams- This song talks about Hartman’s story and hustle with his rap career. We all make excuses for not having enough time but he refuses to let that get in the way. Keep working towards your dreams, we all go through things but never give up on those dreams. Like Hartman says, “life is a maze.”

What Do We Know?- This song is a bit trippy but it has a great underlying story. Let me know what you got from it.

Faces- You can tell Hartman has a lot to say and he tries to say it on this track. I’ll let you jam to this one without giving too much away because the track is just one that you have to hear for yourself. It is a great way to end the album.

Finding Hartman

If you want to listen to the tape and find Hartman and his Lost File[$] check out the following links. Link for tape – https://ampl.ink/71yNX

Follow him on social media here:
twitter @Hart_ManRRG
Instagram @hartman___

Hartman is a rising underground hip hop artist and he knows how to do his research and get noticed by the best hip hop blogs. There will be nothing but great things in his future especially in the way he approaches media personalities. Getting exposure from a music reviews site is one stepping stone and it has been great working with Hartman. If you are looking to have your new hip hop music release featured head over to the contact the Starz page and send in a submission.