Mixtape Review-Culture Junky by Translee

Mixtape Review-Culture Junky by Translee by Dan-O If I called Translee a weirdo I’m not sure that would be a good enough summation. You might think of Kool Keith-Black Elvis in Space or Cam’ron dressed up like the Pink Panther. Instead, it would be better to say Translee doesn’t believe in the conventional hip hopContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Culture Junky by Translee”

Song Review-Dead Man’s Float by Sage Francis

Song Review-Dead Man’s Float by Sage Francis produced by Cecil Otter by Dan-O The new Sage Francis album Copper Gone is the oldest album of 2014. It feels like that desperate essay Jack Kerouac wrote about how the hippies misunderstood his writing. It feels like Neil Young yelling that kids listening to mp3’s can’t evenContinue reading “Song Review-Dead Man’s Float by Sage Francis”

Mixtape Review-Trybecca by Death By Icon

Mixtape Review-Trybecca by Death By Icon by Dan-O In order for a region to maintain a trademark sound it not only needs to stay in close connection with it (not abandon it when the spotlight moves on) but challenge it with variation. Chicago established a bleak toughness as its modern sound when drill invaded everyone’sContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Trybecca by Death By Icon”

Song Review-Excellence by Moss Da Beast featuring Bloomfield produced by 1Mind

Song Review-Excellence by Moss Da Beast featuring Bloomfield produced by 1Mind by Dan-O It’s not easy to switch gears. Even the very best Emcee’s build a comfort zone and don’t come out. I was surprised at the gear switch I heard on Moss Da Beasts new mixtape Marley Son 3. When he sent me hisContinue reading “Song Review-Excellence by Moss Da Beast featuring Bloomfield produced by 1Mind”

Mixtape Review-Real Nigga Shit by Kolley

Mixtape Review-Real Nigga Shit by Kolley While it’s easier to be a Southern rapper than it ever has been, it really depends on how Southern you are considered. UGK and Outkast are deeply embedded in the public mind as architects of the south. If you ask the same hip hop elitist who reps these groupsContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Real Nigga Shit by Kolley”

Song of The Year-Blood, Sweat, Tears by Future produced by Katalyst

Song of The Year-Blood, Sweat, Tears by Future produced by Katalyst by Dan-O I’m not sure I understand how respect is metered out in the hip hop community. It’s not just about record sales. Now eyes are on what kind of sunglasses you wear and who you hang out with; not that its complex it’sContinue reading “Song of The Year-Blood, Sweat, Tears by Future produced by Katalyst”

Mixtape Review-Capolavoro by Fiend

Mixtape Review-Capolavoro by Fiend by Dan-O If someone asked me why I love Fiends music so much I would be forced to flip the question. How could you not? If you hate Southern rap because you can’t forage through the heavy drawl of artists like Big KRIT you don’t need to worry about that. DoContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Capolavoro by Fiend”

Song Review-300 Spartans by Sy Ari Da Kid produced by Big Fruit, Will A Fool, Y.I.B. Bobby Kritical & Sy Ari Da Kid featuring D Dash, Translee, K Camp, Scotty ATL, Bo Deal, Verse Simmonds, Stuey Rock, Tha Jocker, Migos, Zuse, Kidd Kidd, John John Da Don, Issa, Doe Boy, Dae Dae, Bambino Gold, Chaz Gotti, Jose Guapo, Que, Nyemiah Supreme, Jacquees, Retro Jace(Two9) and Fort Knox

Song Review-300 Spartans by Sy Ari Da Kid produced by Big Fruit, Will A Fool, Y.I.B. Bobby Kritical & Sy Ari Da Kid featuring D Dash, Translee, K Camp, Scotty ATL, Bo Deal, Verse Simmonds, Stuey Rock, Tha Jocker, Migos, Zuse, Kidd Kidd, John John Da Don, Issa, Doe Boy, Dae Dae, Bambino Gold, ChazContinue reading “Song Review-300 Spartans by Sy Ari Da Kid produced by Big Fruit, Will A Fool, Y.I.B. Bobby Kritical & Sy Ari Da Kid featuring D Dash, Translee, K Camp, Scotty ATL, Bo Deal, Verse Simmonds, Stuey Rock, Tha Jocker, Migos, Zuse, Kidd Kidd, John John Da Don, Issa, Doe Boy, Dae Dae, Bambino Gold, Chaz Gotti, Jose Guapo, Que, Nyemiah Supreme, Jacquees, Retro Jace(Two9) and Fort Knox”

Mixtape Review-Route the Ruler by Young Roddy

Mixtape Review-Route the Ruler by Young Roddy by Dan-O Rappers always want to join prestigious crews but imagine the reality of it. You run with the Jet Life crew underneath the guidance of Curren$y who has been making music so long he was signed to Moses (and dope back then). Meanwhile Smoke Dza is snarlingContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Route the Ruler by Young Roddy”

Song of The Year-OMG by Young Thug

Song of The Year-OMG by Young Thug by Dan-O If you are a Trap-a-holic, DJ Scream, DJ Holiday, Trap aficionado I know you love Young Thug. You must since not much else is going on. Waka, Frenchie and his team have been serving up underwhelming efforts all year while Gucci Mane is a part ofContinue reading “Song of The Year-OMG by Young Thug”