Aight, y’all. Now, I’ll be the first nigga to call another nigga out on not listening to my music recommendation. I’LL BEE DAT. I’ll also be the last nigga to admit when I’m wrong. I’LL BEE DAT TOO. This post tho, it’s about both. Probably the hardest thing I ever had to do *Usher voice and emotion*. This post, ya boy gotta take the L and admit I fucked up.
Let me set the scene for you: Spring 2014. I’m in a math class. I ain’t paying my professor no mind (that’s a lie, I was staring at her big ol Brazilian booty butt. DOT OSS WAS PHOT OOH WEE). My mans tapped me on the shoulder and got me outta my booty daze and asked me if I had any new music I had heard. I told him, I ain’t stumble across some new shit in a minute and asked him the same question. He said nah, but only because he was listening to Johnny Cinco on repeat. Now I had seen his “John Popi” mixtape being promoted on your favorite mixtape blogs and websites but I ain’t listen because I had heard him and the Wealthy Associate Quan had gotten into a lil tiff and naturally, as a Rich Gang supporter (Rich Gang or Don’t Bang), I had to take my guy Affluent Acquaintance Quan’s side. I had never heard of him before so it didn’t sit well with me. So when my guy told me to give it a listen, I gave him the “Yeah, Ima listen” head nod, but what he ain’t see when he turned around was my “Boy, I ain’t listening to no damn Johnny Cinco mixtape” head shake.
Fast forward to this year, once again I see another Johnny Cinco mixtape being promoted and I said to myself, I said “You know what he under Quality Control Music, he can’t be bad”. So when I gave “I Swear” a spin, I was truly surprised when I was ready to call this mixtape a classic by track two. I said this before, but it need reiterating, Johnny Cinco really might be lean personified. Like, you know how humans is like 65% water or some shit? This nigga about 95% lean. “Oh Yeah” my favorite track on the tape, and arguably the best objective track on the tape, is Jonathan Cinquenta at the height of his lean powers. His fake melodies in the back, the playback of every last word, his ad-libs (Side note: Johnny might could have the top three ad-libs in the game right now. The “HOO!” like he just burnt himself from the bars he just spat. The “AH-SKRRT!” like he’s unsure of the sharp turn he tryna take in a car but took it anyway. The “AHH” like a surprised white woman from the 50s. It’s all greatness.), the production, it all makes for one great lean encapsulated dreamland.
Now, I don’t wanna say that Spiffy Global, Johnny Cinco, YFN Kay, & YFN Lucci are the Southern DJ Mustard, DJ Swish, YG, & TY Dolla $ign, but Spiffy Global, Johnny Cinco, YFN Kay, & YFN Lucci are the Southern DJ Mustard, DJ Swish, YG, & TY Dolla $ign. Not for any reason other than the fact that it’s always magic when there’s at least two of them on a track. Luckily, Spiffy does a lot of tracks for Juanny Five, so it’s always gonna be at least six songs you can rock with on a mixtape. Take for example “Liv”. I ain’t never in my 22 years of living wanted to hit a Whip. I’m a grown ass man from Southside Jamaica, Queens (Southside, We OUTSIDE!), only whips I know is Beamers, Benzes, & Bentleys (Sike. More like Buses, Trains, & Dollar Vans) but after hearing John Boy and Quavo of Migos (#FreeTheGang) absolutely, positively float on this track, I definitely been practicing. Now, just because they’re batting 1.000 or shooting 100% from the field or what have you, doesn’t mean my guy Five can’t do his thing on someone else’s beat. Best example is “Understand Me”.
I told y’all I would take the L for not listening to Jean Cinq soon enough and this post proves it. I can’t say enough about “I Swear” I could say the same for “Cinco”, “John Popi, & “Trap Religious” I been bumping his shit all year. Don’t make the same mistake I did, hit up your fav mixtape website, tell them Stacks Breadup sent you, and download away. If you don’t, I’ll kill you.
– Dondré aka Stacks Breadup aka Jawn Popi aka Chosé Guapo aka Travis Thot aka WHO?!