I was introduced to D2G when I saw him perform a few months back at Reggies Rock Club. He put on a great set and I was looking forward to hearing some of his work. I try my best to find new talent in the city online every day through submissions or other sites, but somehow D2G had just slipped past my radar. When asked to write a review for his new release, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. July 9th: A Cancer Story is kicked off with a solid intro that deals with the topics of Illumintati and most rappers sounding alike. The immediate track that follows “A Cancer Intro” is his track “I-R.A.N.” that was released prior to the release of the mixtape. It is our first introduction to D.C., who handles a bulk of the production on the new project.
On the track “I Am Him,” D2G feels that he needs to properly introduce himself to listeners. The track will surely be a crowd favorite when performed live due to the catchy hook. The following track is produced by a producer that I was familiar with prior to the release of this project. I believe that Doc Da Mindbenda had some of the best production on the new project. He handles the production on “Drive Down The L.S.,” which features a pretty dope hook from Ben Official and “Reoccurring Nightmares,” which features Alex Brittany. My favorite features on the entire project comes from SaveMoney’s Vic Spencer and Brian Fresco on “Not Sober.” The track is easily one of the best tracks on the project to vibe out to. Vic and Brian also deliver some good verses that add that much more to the song.
The song “Hangover Syndrome” is almost a direct response to “Not Sober.” The B4 La$ers-produced track featuring Angel Davanport reminds people that although they should enjoy their buzz, they should remember that they can’t ignore their problems for too long. D2G touches on a topic that many people can relate to on “If U Hear Me.” He talks about not being able to find a job and having to deal with reality on the track on the D.C.-produced track. Another track that I liked D.C.’s production on aside from “I-R.A.N.” and “If U Hear Me” was “Hood Tales.” D2G gives us his side of the story and the track that immediately follows, “Reoccurring Nightmares,” helps paint a better picture of everyday struggles for someone living in our city.
You can stream D2G’s July 9th: A Cancer Story here.
Key Tracks: I-R.A.N., Not Sober, Hangover Syndrome, Reoccurring Nightmares, A Cancer Intro, If U Hear Me