Mixtape Review-I Am King by Trae The Truth

Mixtape Review-I Am King by Trae The Truth by Dan-O The sound most affiliated with Houston hip hop is the one we all remember from Mike Jones (and Paul Wall). The gleeful gold grilled riding music that Drake has brought back into every stereo. A lot of the country knows the name DJ Screw butContinue reading “Mixtape Review-I Am King by Trae The Truth”

Free EP Review- The Stage by Curren$y & Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud

Free EP Review- The Stage by Curren$y & Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud by Dan-O As a supporter of the Jet Life movement I’ve always been realistic. Like most prolific artists Curren$y can sound listless at times; possibly a product of doing too much or the constant experimenting with different collaborators and producers. SometimesContinue reading “Free EP Review- The Stage by Curren$y & Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud”

Mixtape Review-Live Fast, Die Young by Rain

Mixtape Review-Live Fast, Die Young by Rain by Dan-O Having reviewed previous Rain projects I’ve long been under the impression that three variations of the North Carolina MC exist: pimptastic blaxploitation Rain, goin’ in blackout style Rain, and perceptive contemplative Rain. On his new fascinating project Live Fast, Die Young these personas that have alwaysContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Live Fast, Die Young by Rain”

The right way to use Catfish Billy: Black Fall EP edition

The right way to use Catfish Billy: Black Fall EP edition by Dan-O Thankfully I can’t tell you what industry people think. I say that because as a consumer of music a lot of industry decisions don’t make sense. Take Yelawolf whose Shady Records debut caved in on itself going from fist pumping first halfContinue reading “The right way to use Catfish Billy: Black Fall EP edition”

My Case for Most Improved Artist of 2013

My Case for Most Improved Artist of 2013 by Dan-O 2013 hip hop is without a narrative. Trap sputtered out like Drill did. Instead of riding some massive new bubble of a movement we saw a little bit of everything. This makes crowning MVP very difficult but Most Improved is not nearly as hard. NoContinue reading “My Case for Most Improved Artist of 2013”

Song of The Year-Daily Betrayal by Lloyd Banks produced by Tha Jerm

Song of The Year-Daily Betrayal by Lloyd Banks produced by Tha Jerm by Dan-O The Banks music I’ve come to love reminds me in some way of old Mobb Deep bangers that make you scrunch your face up and see your breath in the cold air. This write up is probably going to be aContinue reading “Song of The Year-Daily Betrayal by Lloyd Banks produced by Tha Jerm”

Classic Relisten: The Albert Anastasia EP by Rick Ross

Classic Relisten: The Albert Anastasia EP by Rick Ross by Dan-O I know some very intelligent hip hop fans that can’t comprehend what makes Rick Ross so darn popular. They see the cartoonish imagery of a man wearing a gold medallion of his own face, making up mob stories and passing them all off asContinue reading “Classic Relisten: The Albert Anastasia EP by Rick Ross”

From The Inbox…

From The Inbox… by Dan-O We get some very interesting submissions at Freemusicempire (email freemusicempire@yandex.com). It’s horribly difficult for the submitter because the only promise we make is that what you send will be listened too. If it’s ok it won’t be reviewed, no one wants to read about your ok music. I don’t wantContinue reading “From The Inbox…”

Mixtape Review-Lit Forever II by Nick Jame$

Mixtape Review-Lit Forever II by Nick Jame$ by Dan-O Thizzler.com has become more than a website that posts music. It’s a brand of music. Look no further for evidence of this than Nick Jame$-Lit Forever II mixtape. While Thizzler posts all manner of bay area slap they control a great deal of it, naming freshmanContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Lit Forever II by Nick Jame$”