Mixtape Review-Insomnia Addict by Starlito

Mixtape Review-Insomnia Addict by Starlito by Dan-O When Stalito drops a project you don’t jam out or bump it you study it like a treasure map. He’s one of maybe five active rap artists who drops treasure maps you have to walk with to find the precious gems in his verses. Kevin Gates appears onContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Insomnia Addict by Starlito”

Song Review- Paper, Rock, Scissors by Starlito & Don Trip produced by BarNone & Street Symphony

Song Review- Paper, Rock, Scissors by Starlito & Don Trip produced by BarNone & Street Symphony by Dan-O This is my favorite opening song of 2013. All the folks (like us) who impatiently waited for the two punch line Jedi masters to come together again for a sequel to Step Brothers, breathed a deep sighContinue reading “Song Review- Paper, Rock, Scissors by Starlito & Don Trip produced by BarNone & Street Symphony”

FME 2013 Mixtape MVP-Three 6 Mafia

FME 2013 Mixtape MVP-Three 6 Mafia by Dan-O Even the most hardcore Rawkus Records loving East Coaster respected Three 6 Mafia from afar. From the birthplace of hip hop all the gold grill crunk seemed silly and most times got looked down upon but Three 6 was independent, hardcore and uncompromising. No one ever purchasedContinue reading “FME 2013 Mixtape MVP-Three 6 Mafia”

FME Mixtape MVP 2013 Honorable Mention-Troy Ave

FME Mixtape MVP 2013 Honorable Mention-Troy Ave by Dan-O In a year of very disparate hip hop narratives you could always count on Troy Ave. I mean that in the most literal way. So much of this year featured high profile datpiff crashing mixtapes that didn’t warrant space on anyone’s computer. Product v. expectations wasContinue reading “FME Mixtape MVP 2013 Honorable Mention-Troy Ave”

Mixtape Review-Its Tha World 2 by Young Jeezy

Mixtape Review-Its Tha World 2 by Young Jeezy by Dan-O If Its Tha World 2 was a vehicle it wouldn’t be a minivan. The eight track smash mouth Young Jeezy and company mixtape would be a muscle car riding at top speed along a dirt road, leaving trails of dust on the competition. Young JeezyContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Its Tha World 2 by Young Jeezy”

Song of The Year-Contemporary Man by Action Bronson produced by Party Supplies

Song of The Year-Contemporary Man by Action Bronson produced by Party Supplies by Dan-O Action Bronson has trotted his oddball lyricism around hip hop working with the very best producers in the world (Alchemist, Harry Fraud) so its anyone’s guess why the stream of consciousness strange sample meets off the top of the dome barsContinue reading “Song of The Year-Contemporary Man by Action Bronson produced by Party Supplies”