On his latest project, ‘5 Points,’ Daniel Payne enlists the help of Big K.R.I.T., G Perico, and Freddie Gibbs, to create a project that is memorable, entertaining, and powerful.
Daniel Payne, a rapper from Birmingham, Alabama’s Five Points West neighborhood, recently dropped a dope new album including some of the finest artists from the golden age of hip hop. 5 Points is a new project that includes high-profile appearances from Freddie Gibbs, Big K.R.I.T, and G Precio. The 6-track project sets the tone for what’s next for Payne, and proves him as someone to keep an eye on as he makes his strides in the music industry.
With 5 Points, Daniel Payne creates a vintage southern hood classic, delivering vibes throughout the project and lyrical hooks each time. Each song on the project has something unique to offer, such as narrating a hood story on “Let Me Ride” with Freddie Gibbs, spitting bars on “Royalty” with Big K.R.I.T, building up momentum on “Benz” with G Perico, and providing a distinct rhythm on “Bond,” the project’s most captivating tune.
5 Points is a varied effort that puts Daniel Payne in his own lane, as his overall delivery is smooth and classic — coupled with his lyricism and vision for the project which is guaranteed to amaze.
Payne’s ability to combine and blend trap and soul music, samples, raw raps, singing, and harmonies with captivating lyrics can be heard throughout the record. Payne’s lyrical prowess is on display throughout the album, but especially in his closing single “Let Me Ride,” which features Freddie Gibbs, as the song has a distinct soul and spirit to it, blending with both Payne and Gibbs’ hood life/mentality. Both musicians take a deep and insightful look at their lives and communities on the tune.
The album has a nostalgic feel to it, with flows, rhythms, and subject matter that harken back to a classic vintage Southern trap vibe.
“I always wanted to make sure I left my mark on the world,” Daniel Payne said in a recent interview. “Art never dies and I want my art to stay implanted in life’s timeline. People can always find information and culture from music and I wanted to be a part of that. Also, it can be a good stream of income.”
Payne’s project is a must-listen since it delves into his life and offers an insightful glimpse into the life of a Southern playa. With 5 Points, Daniel and DJ Burn One created something unique, as it encapsulates the Southern ghetto lifestyle that is replicated across the country.
Make sure to follow Daniel Payne on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Tik Tok as @iamdanielpayne. Daniel is set to release another project, Playas Only, very soon, so keep an eye on his social media for updates.
In the meantime you can stream 5 Points by Daniel Payne below.