Mixtape Review-Kidnapped by Wara from The NBHD

Mixtape Review-Kidnapped by Wara from The NBHD by Dan-O Artistic intelligence is in the craft. In hip hop it’s the ability to create density dexterity or engaging content while delivering it in a way people will understand. The best rappers of all time are often called overrated because their artistic intelligence is so high thatContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Kidnapped by Wara from The NBHD”

Song Review-Promises featuring Miyagi and Namiko by Jhene Aiko produced by No ID

Song Review-Promises featuring Miyagi and Namiko  by Jhene Aiko produced by No ID by Dan-O Jhene Aiko is hands down the sexiest voice in the world of R&B. Every discussion I have about her starts with “she has that phone sex voice…” her vocal register is entirely in the key of the sex pot singer from oneContinue reading “Song Review-Promises featuring Miyagi and Namiko by Jhene Aiko produced by No ID”

Mixtape Review-Allegiance by Ya Boy Rich Rocka

Mixtape Review-Allegiance by Ya Boy Rich Rocka by Dan-O Nothing separates the coal from the diamonds like the grind. Every time you see an artist hit with a hot debut you can chart their tumble out of the spotlight as they realize the pressure of following up that content while building up a touring audience.Continue reading “Mixtape Review-Allegiance by Ya Boy Rich Rocka”

Song of The Year-Seen It All by Jeezy featuring Jay-z produced by Cardo

Song of The Year-Seen It All by Jeezy featuring Jay-Z produced by Cardo by Cardo The Snowman’s new album Seen It All: The Autobiography is definitely a disjointed listen. A lot of that is because of how unhinged and emotional it is. Consider how similar Jay and Jeezy’s position is. Jeezy is looking out onContinue reading “Song of The Year-Seen It All by Jeezy featuring Jay-z produced by Cardo”

Mixtape Review-Summer Breeze by William Bolton

Mixtape Review-Summer Breeze by William Bolton by Dan-O Whenever music is too referential it becomes a distraction. Usher is in love with Michael Jackson; Robin Thicke has a Marvin Gaye fixation that makes him sound like Tom Jones doing Marvin Gaye. The list goes on and on. One of the things I love most aboutContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Summer Breeze by William Bolton”

Song Review-Struggle Rapper by Quest

Song Review-Struggle Rapper by Quest By Dan-O I have been a Quest fan for years and years. His projects are never easy to prepare meals, don’t get me wrong. The difference is Quest is an emcee who really emotes. Most of the rappers people think of as good at this are really just expounding uponContinue reading “Song Review-Struggle Rapper by Quest”

Mixtape Review-Culdesac by Childish Gambino

Mixtape Review-Culdesac by Childish Gambino by Dan-O Before you begin to critique Childish Gambino music you have to give a disclaimer. Since Childish Gambino is really wildly successful comedian/actor/writer Donald Glover rap is kind of his low paying second job. That might sound weird but think about it. 60% of his audience is going toContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Culdesac by Childish Gambino”

Song Review-1990 by Daryn Alexus

Song Review-1990 by Daryn Alexus by Dan-O R&B as a genre in the current musical environment is a lot like Daryn Alexus. Both seem to bubble over with energy, enthusiasm and ideas. Her new mixtape GREEN extends itself in as many directions as it can with a spread of sonic landscape that includes Go WildContinue reading “Song Review-1990 by Daryn Alexus”