Song Review-Old Street by Allen Poe featuring Emma Shaheen produced by Jaze Baqti

Song Review-Old Street by Allen Poe featuring Emma Shaheen produced by Jaze Baqti by Dan-O I was always going to do a song highlight for Allen Poe’s mixtape Pocket Full of Ohms. My original thought was the song Gina which is a classic hit-on-the-hot-chick-she-turns-you-down song. It’s a lot of fun as Von Pea and BasementContinue reading “Song Review-Old Street by Allen Poe featuring Emma Shaheen produced by Jaze Baqti”

From The Inbox….

From The Inbox…. Soulmate by Moss Da Beast by Dan-O Moss Da Beast-Soulmate mixtape submission is a great indicator of the evolution our FME submission mailbox has undergone. While at first most of our submissions were NYU students stringing together their most intricate phrasing and vocabulary we now have the full spread; sophisticated political rappersContinue reading “From The Inbox….”

Song of The Year- Double Up and Rewind by 2 $ Fabo produced by King Dominus

Song of The Year- Double Up and Rewind by 2 $ Fabo produced by King Dominus by Dan-O I don’t believe that any trend in music is without a valid foundation. That’s why things are so cyclical. As maligned and mocked as the crunk trend became the most popular and best mixtape of 2014 soContinue reading “Song of The Year- Double Up and Rewind by 2 $ Fabo produced by King Dominus”

Mixtape Review-Winters Diary 2 by Tink

Mixtape Review-Winters Diary 2 by Tink by Dan-O The unquestionable sincerity of emotion that runs right through the center of Winters Diary 2 holds it together despite all other limitations. The fact that her voice doesn’t have that Beyonce or Jennifer Hudson range actually turns into a positive. She sings in an affectionate coo throughoutContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Winters Diary 2 by Tink”

Song Review-Home Again by E-40 featuring Mike Marshall

Song Review-Home Again by E-40 featuring Mike Marshall by Dan-O Criticism by its very nature is reductive, by writing an “angle” or “theme” into a review you cut away all the other rough edges that don’t fit. It’s been a gift and a curse for E-40. Being from the East Coast I always knew youContinue reading “Song Review-Home Again by E-40 featuring Mike Marshall”

Mixtape Review-Iller Than Most by Del Tha Funkee Homosapien

Mixtape Review-Iller Than Most by Del Tha Funkee Homosapien by Dan-O Del Tha Funkee Homosapien is the answer to the question; who is the person I have seen closest to death because of drugs. I saw him live in Boston and his eyes were never less than three fourths closed the entire time; his skinContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Iller Than Most by Del Tha Funkee Homosapien”

Song Review-N The Traffic by Droop-E, J Stalin, and Nite Jewel

Song Review-N The Traffic by Droop-E, J Stalin, and Nite Jewel by Dan-O The first four times you listen to this song off of Droop-E’s Itunes EP Hungry and Humble you may only be able to focus on the beat. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind. He’s one of the best producers in hip hop todayContinue reading “Song Review-N The Traffic by Droop-E, J Stalin, and Nite Jewel”

Classic Relisten: A Kid Named Cudi by Kid Cudi

Classic Relisten: A Kid Named Cudi by Kid Cudi by Dan-O It sounds strange to say that a mixtape can be a classic regardless of whether or not its quality merits that title. I’m speaking of course of influence and given a thorough re-evaluation of the mixtape that made Cudi a household name…it becomes apparentContinue reading “Classic Relisten: A Kid Named Cudi by Kid Cudi”

Song Review-The Constant by PHZ-Sicks featuring Lyriciss produced by Best Kept Secret

Song Review-The Constant by PHZ-Sicks featuring Lyriciss produced by Best Kept Secret by Dan-O PHZ-Sicks (Physics, get it? Could be worse…could be Lil PHZ-Sicks) new mixtape The Moment has some moments but none as penetratingly arresting as this song. It’s a song I hadn’t thought of reviewing until I realized how much I kept comingContinue reading “Song Review-The Constant by PHZ-Sicks featuring Lyriciss produced by Best Kept Secret”