Rockie Fresh-Elec​tric Highway Mixtape Review

Rockie Fresh-Elec​tric Highway Mixtape Review by Dan-O The first thing to know about Maybach Music is that it’s not a crew but a sound; a clean club friendly sound. The next thing to understand is that not everyone adapts to it naturally.Rick Ross himself gets tugged in different directions between the gutter bounce of RichContinue reading “Rockie Fresh-Elec​tric Highway Mixtape Review”

From Freestyles to Free albums: the songs that got us there(Saigon edition)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sToT5sup2DI Freestyles to Free albums: the songs that got us there Saigon-Desperado by Dan-O The difference between the history of rap and the history of mixtapes is a lot like the difference between college basketball history and pro basketball history. Christian Laettner and Larry Bird could share space in a college hall of fame butContinue reading “From Freestyles to Free albums: the songs that got us there(Saigon edition)”

DJ Burn One x AC -Steady Dabbin mixtape review

The need to review a mixtape isn’t just based on affection for it. If that were the case you would be able to find a review for every DJ Burn One mixtape on this site. A review for the DJ Burn One and AC-Steady Dabbin mixtape is happening because on top of it being wellContinue reading “DJ Burn One x AC -Steady Dabbin mixtape review”

From Freestyles to Free albums: the songs that got us there…China White by Kool G Rap featuring Joell Ortiz

From Freestyles to Free albums: the songs that got us there…China White by Kool G Rap featuring Joell Ortiz by Dan-O https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3-S-Bfbii0&playnext=1&list=PL87CB4E83FC079286&feature=results_video Most people aren’t lucky enough to have a moment when all the interested parties surrounding you take notice. Ortiz is that lucky and that good. The legend of G Rap is undisputable. AnyContinue reading “From Freestyles to Free albums: the songs that got us there…China White by Kool G Rap featuring Joell Ortiz”

A story of two compilatio​ns

A story of two compilatio​ns by Dan-O Try to remember the last hip hop compilation album anyone was impressed by. The Self-Made series just seem to highlight how artificially put together MMG feels, if you go back to the G-Unit compilation it was the first indicator of how limited G-unit was conceptually. Preconceptions destroy the compilation;Continue reading “A story of two compilatio​ns”

Freestyles to free albums:the songs that got us there

Freestyles to free albums:the songs that got us there by Dan-O If you know Tru Life it could be for the wrong reason, stabbings in 2009, a fatalists relationship to beef dvds. You might remember Jay-Z signing him as Dipset protection never with any intentions to help his career. Tru Life did for a brief time moveContinue reading “Freestyles to free albums:the songs that got us there”

Starlito-F​unerals and Court Dates Mixtape review

Starlito-F​unerals & Court Dates Mixtape review by Dan-O It’s become pretty commonplace to hear a rapper call out that they make movies. Projecting that big screen cinematic larger-than-life story can draw in a lot of fans. Starlito’s new mixtape Funerals and Court Dates feels more like a play, spotlight on him as the sad clown Pagliacci oscillatingContinue reading “Starlito-F​unerals and Court Dates Mixtape review”

GUCCI MANE IS FME’S MVP OF 2012!!!

The only thing that is tiresome about Gucci Mane is the narrative that Rap critics have created for him.  If there isn’t a reference to his ill-advised facial tattoo, his multiple stints in the clink, his one time stint in the mental hospital, or his altercation with a woman that resulted in her being ejectedContinue reading “GUCCI MANE IS FME’S MVP OF 2012!!!”

Freestyles to free albums:the songs that got us there

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV0uWzrp_e4 Freestyles to free albums:the songs that got us there I-95 by Styles P by Dan-O I imagine if you bumped into 50 cent he would not only claim to have created the modern mixtape but the stapler and the cotton gin. In reality 50 used mixtapes to become popular which is how they wereContinue reading “Freestyles to free albums:the songs that got us there”

My Case for The Most Improved Artist of 2012

My Case for The Most Improved Artist of 2012 by Dan-O I wrote one of the most unkind reviews I’ve ever done about GLC’s I Know Who You Pimped Last Summer 2011 mixtape. Music is not mathematics where the components combined will always equal the same thing, so I have no problem stating GLC isContinue reading “My Case for The Most Improved Artist of 2012”