Song of The Year-Jayraymecofasol​a by Jill Scott

Song of The Year-Jayraymecofasol​a by Jill Scott by Dan-O While it is true that I’ve never known Jill Scott to be a monster charting force (or even the center of the soul narrative the way Badu has been) I’ve also never known an artist who didn’t love her music. Being an artist doesn’t increase theContinue reading “Song of The Year-Jayraymecofasol​a by Jill Scott”

Mixtape Review-Good Day in The Ghetto by ST 2 Lettaz

Mixtape Review-Good Day in The Ghetto by ST 2 Lettaz by Dan-O This project is different. It isn’t just that it features an all-star guest line up (Migos, Stalley, Mic Strange). On Good Day he rhymes “banging my old lady buck nekkid on top of them polo sheets” with “four more weeks til my n_Continue reading “Mixtape Review-Good Day in The Ghetto by ST 2 Lettaz”

Mixtape Review-Politically End Correct by Sy Ari Da Kid x Teauxny

Mixtape Review-Politically End Correct by Sy Ari Da Kid x Teauxny by Dan-O Fans of Sy Ari Da Kid are not in it for the production (typically mid tempo soul sample banger) or wild Jeezy like ad-libs. Sy isn’t trying to make music that plays in the background while you twerk. Those of us thatContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Politically End Correct by Sy Ari Da Kid x Teauxny”

Mixtape Review-2K47 by Hurt Everybody

Mixtape Review-2K47 by Hurt Everybody by Dan-O The first few songs in I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to like 2K47 or Hurt Everybody because they sounded savagely unhappy and that’s not really how I want to be. By the last few…I was very sure I loved 2K47 and Hurt Everybody. The group consistsContinue reading “Mixtape Review-2K47 by Hurt Everybody”

Song Review-Careful by Locksmith produced by Mike Blankenship, The Kid Rated R and Locksmith

Song Review-Careful by Locksmith produced by Mike Blankenship, The Kid Rated R and Locksmith by Dan-O New Locksmith is always something to look forward to. Not only can he brutalize a beat but Lock is a born confessor. When the recording light comes on he’s admitting things you wouldn’t. His new album Lofty Goals teasesContinue reading “Song Review-Careful by Locksmith produced by Mike Blankenship, The Kid Rated R and Locksmith”

Mixtape Review-The Rest Comes Later by Snow Tha Product

Mixtape Review-The Rest Comes Later by Snow Tha Product by Dan-O 2015 is full of projects I could review and many of them are more coherent and cohesive than The Rest Comes Later. The reason I can’t stop writing about Snow Tha Product is the depth of talent on display when she raps. Snow canContinue reading “Mixtape Review-The Rest Comes Later by Snow Tha Product”

Throwback Thursday-Feel It In The Air by Beanie Sigel

Throwback Thursday-Feel It In The Air by Beanie Sigel by Dan-O Beanie has more than enough verses about smacking the face off of losers. He’s good enough at that subject matter to make you reconsider bothering him for an autograph but his most important material is fearful, paranoid and suffering. His second highest point isContinue reading “Throwback Thursday-Feel It In The Air by Beanie Sigel”

Mixtape Review-Finesse The World by Retchy P

Mixtape Review-Finesse The World by Retchy P by Dan-O The easy way to say it is that hip hop needs villains but the statement is incomplete. Hip hop is one of the few genres not just able to readily produce villains but to create albums and mixtapes that speak from the perspective of the villain.Continue reading “Mixtape Review-Finesse The World by Retchy P”

My Star Wars Analogy between Miguel and Leon Bridges

My Star Wars Analogy between Miguel and Leon Bridges by Dan-O Miguel’s new album Wildheart is not short of brilliant. It’s like an intimidating layer cake of sexual pop music that carries Prince’s style with R. Kelly’s nymphomaniacal intention. Leon Bridges Come Home album is on the opposite side of the spectrum but just asContinue reading “My Star Wars Analogy between Miguel and Leon Bridges”