Bridgeport Connecticut native daFinchi has always been remarkably candid about his story, and has never tried to disguise the fact that he’s also a personal injury lawyer or the challenges he’s faced, while trying to balance the two halves of his life. All he wants people to know that he is as determined on behalf of his clients as he is on the microphone. Regardless of what he’s doing, he’s puts his whole heart and soul into it.
In his new single, ‘Seeds’, daFinchi lays out in two emotional verses his life story: his upbringing, his family, his love of hip-hop and his pursuit of rap mastery, his twin careers, his sacrifices, his self-assurance, his fundamental optimism about the path he’s chosen to follow. His is a journey that has taken him to country clubs, suburban lawns, courtrooms, city streets, corporate boardrooms, and sound studios, and he’s not close to the finish line yet. He’s assisted in his storytelling by New Haven R&B singer Janay Saxon, who has also had plenty to say about hip-hop culture in Connecticut — a much more complicated place than its reputation and one that’s often misunderstood by outsiders.
Of course, as in all rap songs, there’s some good old fashioned boasting. In his many years in the industry — and as the host of the independent talk show ‘Live with Pete Finch’ — daFinchi has crossed paths with many of the greats. On ‘Seeds’, he’s naming them. T-Pain backstage, Nipsey Hussle on the rooftops, sage advice from Nas: he’s surrounded himself with the best, learned from them, and honours their struggle as he raps about his own. The ‘Seeds’ video is replete with old pictures and footage of daFinchi alongside rap legends, sometimes talking, sometimes chilling, but always looking comfortable and confident in the presence of royalty. In the rest of the clip, he and Janay Saxon enjoy a different kind of opulence — a sunny Connecticut garden at the height of summer, decorated with flowerbeds and vines.
Watch ‘Seeds’ below. Check out daFinchi and his music online on Facebook.