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
http://www.mynameizlaw.com 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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Teez – R.E.N.O (Real Everything No Ops)

Tongan rap artist Taholo Vainuku aka Teez is set to release his powerful debut album R.E.N.O (Real Everything No Ops) on Friday, September 27th via tastemaker label Mensch House Records! Teez has dived into the core of the rap and hip-hop genre, mentally cultivating his lyrical style, and ambitiously, yet quietly, focusing on the development of his craft: a craft to set him apart from the crowd. Teez recently dropped a new single ‘Lit Bae,” “a bouncy upbeat single for the ladies,” according to Underground Hip Hop.

Through childhood in a Reno project, music served as a safe haven for Teez, allowing him to ride into an escape on the beats and lyrics, often of the legends, Tupac and Bob Marley. It wasn’t until the age of 14 that he realized just how musically inclined he was, through his ability to write lyrics.

Teez has since released several mixtapes on SoundCloud. In 2016, he revealed the first installment of the KILLSHIT mixtape series, hosted by the highly respected DJ Carisma.

 

My Thoughts on the project:

Now that the P.R. fluff is over let’s get right into the project and what I think.

Mona Lessuh– This song goes hard and I can tell why it was chosen to start the project off.

Mood– I definitely like this song. It’s a song you can bob your head to and sing along with.

Lit Bae– This song is about a girl obviously. A rap love song so to speak. He talks about how lit his bae is.

Hustle Up– As the title suggests this song is all about Teez’s hustle and struggle. It’s his story on how he made it thus far in the game.

Drop– The beat on this track is a bit funky and challenges Teez’s ability to properly spit. I think he does it well and gets his point across.

Dog Filter– I got a kick out of the song title. The song describes how fake social media can be and how people portray themselves. Teez just doesn’t want anything to do with the bullshit and I agree with him. Everyone has a fake ass persona and you never know what’s real or fake nowadays.

Not Over– This is a heartbreaking song. It’s all about a break-up and we all know those sucks. He has a feature on this track. It doesn’t sound like either of them wants this to be over. They want to get back to where they were but is that even possible?

Buggy– The delivery on this track is different than the previous tracks and it definitely works. Teez is showing us all his skills throughout this project.

Murda– This is an upbeat track even with the underlying murda topic. I love the contradiction so much. I also caught the island vibes in the background. Just like he says in the song, everything he does he murdas. I legit can’t get over this track, it’s so fun.

Outro– Waves crash and we know we’ve reached the end of our trip with Teez. It’s a peaceful send off that slowly brings you back to this world after visiting R.E.N.O.

The project drops today so follow him and stayed tuned for more music. As always if you want to be featured on the top 100 hip hop blogs send a submission to mellystarzsubmissions@gmail.com or visit the contact form. Stay tuned for new music reviews every Friday.