Mixtape Review-Fuk What They Talkin’ Bout by Tyga

Mixtape Review-Fuk What They Talkin’ Bout by Tyga by Dan-O I didn’t realize that I hated Tyga until I came across some internet list about hip hop’s most punchable faces and he was number one. I spoke to some wise music people in my circle and they confirmed…they would love to punch Tyga in theContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Fuk What They Talkin’ Bout by Tyga”

Song of The Year- Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd

Song of The Year- Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd by Dan-O I am very excited to sit back and watch all the critics who buried The Weeknd two years ago do a pirouette into Abel Tesfaye appreciation. Compare him to Michael Jackson or Prince if you want. You should never have given upContinue reading “Song of The Year- Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd”

Free Album Review-Fuck The Money by Talib Kweli

Free Album Review-Fuck The Money by Talib Kweli by Dan-O At his worst Talib Kweli is still a tremendous talent. He’s just an unlistenable unlikable one. In the very lowest stages of his career you would find him stiff and professorial; determined to teach you how OPEC really works. At his best he is howContinue reading “Free Album Review-Fuck The Money by Talib Kweli”

Sample Snitch-The Look of Love by Isaac Hayes: connecting Jay-z & Irv Gotti to Burt Bacharach

Sample Snitch-The Look of Love by Isaac Hayes: connecting Jay-z & Irv Gotti to Burt Bacharach by Dan-O Isaac Hayes is a goldmine if you get over how weird the situation is. This is the guy who wrote nearly all the important Stax records radio hits but nearly all of his important solo tracks areContinue reading “Sample Snitch-The Look of Love by Isaac Hayes: connecting Jay-z & Irv Gotti to Burt Bacharach”

Mixtape Review-Biggie Smalls EP by IAMSU & AkaFrank

Mixtape Review-Biggie Smalls EP by IAMSU & AkaFrank by Dan-O The first lie of art is that you should always work harder on your weakness than your strength. Sounds good for a teacher to tell a kid but it’s not reasonable for a grown up at all. Why would you spend most of your energyContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Biggie Smalls EP by IAMSU & AkaFrank”

Throwback Thursday-Love Is Blind by Eve featuring Faith Evans

Throwback Thursday-Love Is Blind by Eve featuring Faith Evans by Dan-O I want no one who ever heard this song to forget it. Just that it existed and we all loved it. Every time a headline runs about how misogynistic this rap music or that rap music is (looking at you Compton) we need toContinue reading “Throwback Thursday-Love Is Blind by Eve featuring Faith Evans”

Mixtape Review-Winter’s Diary 3 by Tink

Mixtape Review-Winter’s Diary 3 by Tink by Dan-O Everyone has something different to say, naturally, but Tink is one of the most promising songwriting talents R&B has seen in years. That’s been there from the start. As far back as you go in her catalog you can find clever, daring songs that twist and turnContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Winter’s Diary 3 by Tink”

Song of The Year-I Serve The Base by Future produced by Metro Boomin’

Song of The Year-I Serve The Base by Future produced by Metro Boomin’ by Dan-O I’ve disliked everything Future put out this year…on first listen. As a listener I was too accustomed to the passionate determination music. Future puts so much of himself into his flow that through the robotic vocal effect you really feelContinue reading “Song of The Year-I Serve The Base by Future produced by Metro Boomin’”

Free Album review-Star Wars by Wilco

Preface by Dan-O I hold accountability for everything published on freemusicempire. That editorial responsibility means that any guest blogger has to be 100% dependable. Not a critic (although he has written as a reviewer) who is funny and good at diagraming how something fits in the narrative. I need an artist who knows what itContinue reading “Free Album review-Star Wars by Wilco”