Weekly Hip Hop-up

Weekly Hip Hop-up by Dan-O This week I digested a bunch of promising projects at very different stages of satisfaction. Let’s go over them. Sean Brown-Solitude Autotune is a gift with two curses attached, misuse and overuse. While Sean Brown’s nine track project Solitude has the weeks most fascinating and promising individual songs it has some realContinue reading “Weekly Hip Hop-up”

Song review-See a Key(Ki’) by Skyzoo featuring Jadakiss produced by Thelonius Martin

Song review-See a Key(Ki’) by Skyzoo featuring Jadakiss produced by Thelonius Martin by Dan-O The narrative that NY hip hop is dead has been bolstered by the poor sales of Troy Ave’s album Major Without A Deal (which you won’t catch me writing about, I don’t kick people when they are down), but it’s stillContinue reading “Song review-See a Key(Ki’) by Skyzoo featuring Jadakiss produced by Thelonius Martin”

Mixtape Review-Thought Waves by Sky.P

Mixtape Review-Thought Waves by Sky.P by Dan-O Thought Waves is a young collection of music. It’s a project Sky.P will look back on and chuckle at when he’s older and has thicker skin but he’ll always value it, probably for the same reasons I do. It’s not just skillfully produced with pitch perfect temperament andContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Thought Waves by Sky.P”

Throwback Thursday-Make Up Your Mind by Kool Keith

Throwback Thursday-Make Up Your Mind by Kool Keith by Dan-O It’s not just that we didn’t anticipate rap music becoming as weird as it is now; the kind of weird where Kid Cudi is normal. A lot of people who love hip hop, grew up on it, are not comfortable with how weird things areContinue reading “Throwback Thursday-Make Up Your Mind by Kool Keith”

Mixtape Review-Surf by Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment

Mixtape Review-Surf by Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment by Dan-O As massive and overwhelming as Surf felt on the first listen, the more I come back the bigger it feels. I find myself listening to songs I’ve heard lots of times and grunting in awe at how sharply and warmly resonant each moment is.Continue reading “Mixtape Review-Surf by Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment”

Song of The Year-City G.O.D. by King Louie featuring Fetty Wap & KD produced by DJ L

Song of The Year-City G.O.D. by King Louie featuring Fetty Wap & KD produced by DJ L by Dan-O I would have to confess that as much as I LOVE Chicago hip hop in its current form…I would not miss Drill if it left hip hop. I would be more than happy to see itContinue reading “Song of The Year-City G.O.D. by King Louie featuring Fetty Wap & KD produced by DJ L”

Mixtape Review-Murder For Hire by Kevin Gates

Mixtape Review-Murder For Hire by Kevin Gates by Dan-O My Kevin Gates honeymoon period was so great. Listening to the Luca Brasi mixtape was like seeing Manny Pacquiao take Marco Antonio Barrera apart piece by piece(in 2003) and thinking “who is this kid?”No feeling quite like being floored by the pure versatility and talent onContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Murder For Hire by Kevin Gates”

Throwback Thursday-Back In The Day by Missy Elliott featuring Jay-z

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIc-sz7O_nA Throwback Thursday-Back In The Day by Missy Elliott featuring Jay-z by Dan-O We all know now that Missy was a creative freak, mastermind of both music video and lose your mind dancefloor hip hop. When we go back to those hits we shouldn’t lose track of what she was overcoming. She wasn’t hailed asContinue reading “Throwback Thursday-Back In The Day by Missy Elliott featuring Jay-z”