Deniro Farrar-Patriarch II mixtape review

Deniro Farrar-Patriarch II mixtape review by Dan-O The world of hip hop has a whole class of artists who I really do respect and listen to the projects they put out, but don’t like yet. It’s just a matter of understanding what makes an artist great. Some artists are great but I have no ideaContinue reading “Deniro Farrar-Patriarch II mixtape review”

Song of the year-Strictly 4 My Jeeps by Action Bronson produced by Harry Fraud

Song of the year-Strictly 4 My Jeeps by Action Bronson produced by Harry Fraud by Dan-O I am one of these dudes that can’t help but talk about hip hop with whoever can converse about it. The discussions are the best part, arguments over Das Racist or Rick Ross help me understand other people’s perspectiveContinue reading “Song of the year-Strictly 4 My Jeeps by Action Bronson produced by Harry Fraud”

Project Pat-Cheez N Dope mixtape review

Project Pat-Cheez N Dope mixtape review by Dan-O History is not always written by the winners. Sometimes it gets written by random people. For most of my generation all narratives formed about hip hop were written from New York publications, often times about New York Hip Hop. Once Southern hip hop took over the radioContinue reading “Project Pat-Cheez N Dope mixtape review”

Song Review-Rollin’ by The Bobby Effect produced by Ade Cruse

Song Review-Rollin’ by The Bobby Effect produced by Ade Cruse If you’ve never heard The Bobby Effect your first reaction could be the teeth sucking realization that this is another one of those people influenced by Nicki Minaj. The problem with the who-influenced-who game is it always ends with me yelling about how much JayContinue reading “Song Review-Rollin’ by The Bobby Effect produced by Ade Cruse”

Young Moe-Humble Hustle 2 mixtape review

Young Moe-Humble Hustle 2 mixtape review by Dan-O Free Music Empire contributor D.L. aptly characterized the goals of Humble Hustle 1 in the last sentence of his review from April of last year (https://freemusicempire.com/2012/04/16/young-moe-humble-hustle-2012/), “Here is a bizarro gangster Trap Rap mixtape that fills in the gaps left by caricature, and shows a real person’sContinue reading “Young Moe-Humble Hustle 2 mixtape review”

song review-Nite & Day produced by Marco Polo (scratches by Shylow) featuring Big Daddy Kane

Song Review-Nite & Day produced by Marco Polo (scratches by Shylow) featuring Big Daddy Kane by Dan-O This song is off of Marco Polo’s Newport Authority 2 mixtape (a bunch of great songs he couldn’t clear the samples for and put out for free). He’s a Canadian born producer who worked with Rawkus Records atContinue reading “song review-Nite & Day produced by Marco Polo (scratches by Shylow) featuring Big Daddy Kane”

Hologram Kizzie(aka Psalm One)-Free Hugs mixtape review

Hologram Kizzie(aka Psalm One)-Free Hugs mixtape review by Dan-O Psalm One has always been an immeasurable talent. When she broke out a fickle hip hop underground built her to be something they wanted. I believe the comparison that always followed her 2006 debut The Death of Frequent Flier was “a mix between Lupe Fiasco andContinue reading “Hologram Kizzie(aka Psalm One)-Free Hugs mixtape review”

The Art of Spiderwebbing p.2: Champagne Sunday by Niko Is

The Art of Spiderwebbing p.2: Champagne Sunday by Niko Is by Dan-O Whenever I think about who the best pure lyricists in hip hop are, I have a hard time not including Niko Is. After stumbling upon his newest mixtape on DJ Booth (https://freemusicempire.com/2012/12/22/363/) I bookmarked his home site(www.nikoismusic.com) working my way through his catalogContinue reading “The Art of Spiderwebbing p.2: Champagne Sunday by Niko Is”

Chuck D, Basketball, Word Choice, and the Ludacris song Hell Of A Night by DJ Mustard

Chuck D, Basketball, Word Choice, and the Ludacris song Hell Of A Night by DJ Mustard by Dan-O If you are a hip hop head your first follow on twitter should be Chuck D. It doesn’t matter what you think about his music, he’s as thoughtful and well-schooled a voice as the genre has. IContinue reading “Chuck D, Basketball, Word Choice, and the Ludacris song Hell Of A Night by DJ Mustard”