Song of The Year-Born To Shine by Big Boi & Phantogram featuring Run The Jewels produced by Phantogram

http://www.audiomack.com/embed4-large/grabmyweedle/born-to-shine-feat-run-the-jewels Song of The Year-Born To Shine by Big Boi & Phantogram featuring Run The Jewels produced by Phantogram by Dan-O Run The Jewels might be the most exciting thing happening in rap music right now and it’s probably, at some level, Big Boi’s fault. El-P’s flow going back to the Rawkus Records days wasContinue reading “Song of The Year-Born To Shine by Big Boi & Phantogram featuring Run The Jewels produced by Phantogram”

Mixtape Review-Candy, Diamonds & Pills by Gangsta Boo

Mixtape Review-Candy, Diamonds & Pills by Gangsta Boo by Dan-O Gangsta Boo has been insinuating this point for years in interviews but let me just state it frankly. Do not compare Boo against other rappers; male rappers, female rappers it doesn’t matter. She has lived an entirely different journey; a better comparison would be againstContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Candy, Diamonds & Pills by Gangsta Boo”

Song Review (Missed It Edition)-More by Cormega produced by Large Professor

Song Review (Missed It Edition) –More by Cormega produced by Large Professor by Dan-O Cormega did a full album with Large Professor last year aptly titled Mega Philosophy and it was just too much for me. Mega has been through ups and downs in his lengthy career (part of The Firm down with Nas, outContinue reading “Song Review (Missed It Edition)-More by Cormega produced by Large Professor”

EP Review-Coming Home To Texas by Leon Bridges and Mick

EP Review-Coming Home To Texas by Leon Bridges and Mick by Dan-O The most exciting thing about the Mick Boogie Leon Bridges Texas remake of Bridges album Come Home (now Coming Home To Texas) is that it proves how wonderfully durable this set of songs are. Bridges is wearing the revivalist tag and I’m notContinue reading “EP Review-Coming Home To Texas by Leon Bridges and Mick”

Mixtape Review-Black Dollar by Rick Ross

Mixtape Review-Black Dollar by Rick Ross by Dan-O Rick Ross has been artistically splitting in half recently.  The dirty Miami bass of Hood Billionaire v. the wordy luxury of God Forgives, I Don’t. The smooth J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Yacht Club sound of Deeper Than Rap v. the deep growling muscle of Lex Luger’s production on TheContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Black Dollar by Rick Ross”

Mixtape Review-Necessary Evil: The Preface by Yung Joey

Mixtape Review-Necessary Evil: The Preface by Yung Joey by Dan-O However you feel about the trap and drill section of the rap universe when you see a mixtape with production credits that include Southside, 808 Mafia, Metro Boomin, Mike Will Made It and features from LL Cool J and Dej Loaf…you have to take notice. InsteadContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Necessary Evil: The Preface by Yung Joey”

Song Review-Violet Vibrato by B.O.B.

Song Review-Violet Vibrato by B.O.B. by Dan-O B.O.B. is rebuilding himself and he’s going to have to do it much like Mac Miller did; brick by brick with no one’s help. From the very first collection of songs he put out B.O.B. has been musically endearing, lacing songs full of buttery melody and upbeat syrupyContinue reading “Song Review-Violet Vibrato by B.O.B.”