“Fake It Til You Make It” (preview)
Rapper Cinco has been kind of a quiet as of late. However, he recently ended his silence with a brand new single. It’s titled “Fake It Til You Make It” and was produced by Tony Fadd. It serves as the first leak off of his upcoming album First & Last Impressions. Also, it makes quite a statement about the glamorized lifestyles that rappers oversell in songs, videos, and media. The production here is grand. The subtle bass, deliberate pace, groovy ingredients, and mellow vibe work rightly together. The hook is adequate. The delivery has an unique melodic aspect to it. However, it could have been a little more polished sonically. The lyrics are gripping. The verses are ace. Cinco comes with a well-defined flow, shrewd wordplay, and concrete rhymes. He goes in on the artificial elements that exist in the world of music. Some memorable lines include: “Then I tip the maid and I be on my way. To a party. I was invited by a couple actresses. They’re so excited that I could make it. B–tch I’m famous. And I’m a rapper why would I fake this. Haha, that’s a joke right? You know most artists are really broke right? And the ones that are famous, they don’t write. They use a ghost-write(r) but we think they so tight. Cause we believe in what they’re feeding. Spoon fed with Jesus pieces. Believe to think that, that’s what we’re needing. We’ll strive for it but we’ll never achieve it.” One has to respect the sarcasm and intellect found in those bars right there. Overall, this was an epic way for Cinco to end his hiatus.
**My Two Cents: This is probably my favorite track lyrically by Cinco. He made some really valid points and presented everything in a slick manner. And the production was pretty sharp as well. If this is a sample of what First & Last Impressions has in store, I can’t wait to hear it. Readers can locate Cinco online via his website and Facebook Page. -MinM