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Blu Spirit- Waves


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Blu Spirit from Syracuse, New York drops his project “Waves” and we are here to dissect it. He draws inspiration from artists such as Nas, JCole and Big L. You can hear the project on SoundCloud and Spotify by following these links:
https://open.spotify.com/album/11CZNDKYyCmW3a6p1eJan8?si=ztdC4cSvQfSVzZM5y6vB3Q
https://soundcloud.com/blu-spirit/sets/waves

Let’s get right into a track by track including some visuals for some of the tracks.

  1. Waves: The visuals are not complete so we won’t touch base on those as it’s a way to get the music on another platform. This is the intro track so it’s short and to the point and has some waves crashing in the background.

2. Look at Me Now: I think Blu Spirit is talented and the lyrics to this song are great. Talks about making it and how people aren’t the most supportive which just adds to the grind. He adds a few pop culture references throughout.

3. Love & Money: This video and song are what made us want to feature Blu Spirit on the site. The video is fun and carefree even thought the subject matter is gritty. The chorus is so hype and this song is single/radio material without a doubt. I want some cotton candy now though.

Love & money – Video https://youtu.be/wpnKcZq9Sd4

4. Everyday: This song Blu spits on the faster side at first. My only critique is that I feel that the levels were a bit off. I felt like the beat overpowered his delivery a bit. Lyrics and delivery were perfect. Blu Spirit is working everyday and we can tell.

5. Pistola: “Death is all around us, tryna stay away from coffins.” That says it all, Blu Spirit is just trying to stay alive in these streets. We always have to stay vigilant. Bullets don’t have names on them when they’re around.

6. On My Waist: The organs were an interesting touch to the beat. Blu Spirit dis his thing lyrically on this song once again. The focus is on having a strap at all times and not trying to catch a case while on the road to getting this money.

7. Do or Die: everyday is do or die. It’s all about the grind and making sure mom is good. A few big industry names are mentioned and i smirk at the references. Let me know what you think of them. K Don comes in at the end and adds a little extra grit to the track. I fuck with this song heavy.

8. Homicide: Interesting, you can tell Blu Spirit doesn’t come from the best of environments and almost caught the homi at 15 according to the song. Art imitates life and vice versa, so what actually happened is up for debate. Either way Blu is ready to kill anybody that gets in his way.

9. Rambo: These visuals are not as fun and carefree as Love and Money. This is that hood anthem track that everyone can relate to. This track and video are a vibe and something many can relate to. You have to be strong to make it out the situation you dealing with.

Rambo video – https://youtu.be/eHP1cwuwmzA

10. Fade-Away: The final track off the project is perfectly crafted. Blu wants to make it another day which is not always promised. He just wants to make it out the projects and that ain’t easy. You have to be grateful for every moment you get in this life even if the situation fucking sucks.

Final Thoughts

We are rooting for Blu Spirit. He puts his pain and experience in his music and it comes across exceptionally well. We hope to see a lot more from him in the future. He has the lyrics, delivery, visuals and the looks. Let’s continue to support him so he doesn’t fade away.

Want More?

If you are feeling the Waves, check out more from Blu Spirit by following him on Instagram & Twitter @blu_spirit_ and check out his music by following these links https://open.spotify.com/album/11CZNDKYyCmW3a6p1eJan8?si=ztdC4cSvQfSVzZM5y6vB3Q
https://soundcloud.com/blu-spirit/sets/waves

If you have a project or song that you want to be featured on one of the bets hip hop blog sites out send an email to mellystarzsubmissions@gmail.com or head over to our contact page.

Artist Promotion

John Fifth & G DaVinci Vice City


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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.

Artist Promotion

Hartman- Lost File[$]


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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.