Mixtape Review-By Any Means by Kevin Gates

Mixtape Review-By Any Means by Kevin Gates by Dan-O A cynical person would probably say that Kevin Gates is a product of the modern rap landscape. A lot of his songs have to do with longing for female companionship or trapping and the melody in everything he says might be considered a post-Juvenile trait. AsContinue reading “Mixtape Review-By Any Means by Kevin Gates”

Song of the Year-Too Ill For The Law by Lakutis produced by HGHWND

Song of the Year-Too Ill For The Law by Lakutis produced by HGHWND by Dan-O One of the things I hoped to achieve with this site was NOT writing about Das Racist or anyone affiliated with it. The think piece generating insincere crew of moderately talented mc’s captured the imagination of people I am forcedContinue reading “Song of the Year-Too Ill For The Law by Lakutis produced by HGHWND”

Mixtape Review-Good Blood by Niko Is

Mixtape Review-Good Blood by Niko Is   by Dan-O   It wasn’t until yesterday that I realized I had been listening to Niko Is new mixtape Good Blood every day since it came out. As good as Niko Is at creating arresting imagery (example) “Eating blowfish sushi with Japanese golfers (Green Tomato Coupe)” this isContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Good Blood by Niko Is”

Song of the year-Hell Of A Night by Schoolboy Q produced by DJ Dahi

Song of the year-Hell Of A Night by Schoolboy Q produced by DJ Dahi by Dan-O Every important boxer, important enough to have every other boxer wanting to fight them, had someone they just flat out didn’t want to fight. Sugar Ray Robinson ended his career with one hundred and seventy three wins but heContinue reading “Song of the year-Hell Of A Night by Schoolboy Q produced by DJ Dahi”

Mixtape Review-The Drive In Theatre by Curren$y

Mixtape Review-The Drive In Theatre by Curren$y by Dan-O After reviewing music from the New Orleans juggernaut Curren$y for years I’ve become guilty of a cardinal musical sin. I realized after my second listening of his new mixtape The Drive In Theatre that he had spoiled me. The run of projects he has had inContinue reading “Mixtape Review-The Drive In Theatre by Curren$y”

Song Review-Dick Walk by DPGC

Song Review-Dick Walk by DPGC by Dan-O Why would grown men make a song called Dick Walk? Why would another grown man write about it? Life is full of interesting questions. Honestly, I was chomping at the bit to write about Snoop Dogg who post-Snoop Lion has been making some very interesting music. He teamedContinue reading “Song Review-Dick Walk by DPGC”

Mixtape Review-Young Jefe by Shy Glizzy

Mixtape Review-Young Jefe by Shy Glizzy by Dan-O A weird voice cuts two ways; one mans innovation in intonation is another’s fingernails down the chalkboard. I have to warn you about this because Glizzy has a whine flow all his own that might shut you down before you even get the chance to think aboutContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Young Jefe by Shy Glizzy”

Song Review-Mandela by Cyhi The Prynce produced by Sekou Muhammed & TEC Beatz

Song Review-Mandela by Cyhi The Prynce produced by Sekou Muhammed & TEC Beatz by Dan-O Cyhi The Prynce is the kind of talent that can be painful. The wit that staggers with lines like “and I don’t need a beat cause I can easily speak to these N’s through the frequencies…” can’t help but getContinue reading “Song Review-Mandela by Cyhi The Prynce produced by Sekou Muhammed & TEC Beatz”

Mixtape Review-Beautiful Pimp 2 by Rome Fortune

Mixtape Review-Beautiful Pimp 2 by Rome Fortune by Dan-O Nothing that has come out in 2014 is as comprehensively arresting as Beautiful Pimp 2. It doesn’t exhibit any of the cool calculation of a pimp mixtape or any of the depth that an introspective one provides. On Money Memories his flow moves like a slinky,Continue reading “Mixtape Review-Beautiful Pimp 2 by Rome Fortune”