Mixtape Review-It’s Better This Way by Big K.R.I.T.

Mixtape Review-It’s Better This Way by Big K.R.I.T. by Dan-O Would it be controversial if I said K.R.I.T. would already be a legend in his own time if he was white? Would it be outrageous for me to say that he would be standing next to Drake in sales if he was from New York?Continue reading “Mixtape Review-It’s Better This Way by Big K.R.I.T.”

#BandcampGold-Bad Moves EP by Cool Tara

#BandcampGold-Bad Moves EP by Cool Tara by Dan-O This three song set kicked off a pretty cool discussion of the most necessary/underrated parts of a rock band in my house. That’s not coincidence either. While Cool Tara sometimes fall back into the anyone-can-do-this two minute punk song(new ep is going to be 7 songs 18Continue reading “#BandcampGold-Bad Moves EP by Cool Tara”

Mixtape Review-Trapzuse by Zuse

Mixtape Review-Trapzuse by Zuse by Dan-O Having a non-traditional flow or style is cooler than it’s ever been. Weirdo rap runs strong not just from Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug but IloveMakonnen and down the line. That doesn’t mean that some things don’t still take some time to get used too. I think itContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Trapzuse by Zuse”

Song of The Year-No Sleeep by Janet Jackson featuring J.Cole

Song of The Year-No Sleeep by Janet Jackson featuring J.Cole by Dan-O At the height of her fame Janet was stuck smack in the middle between two of the most important female artists in history. Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey were in a high note arms race, holding the microphone and bending backward belting andContinue reading “Song of The Year-No Sleeep by Janet Jackson featuring J.Cole”

Mixtape Review-The Cooligan by Scotty ATL

Mixtape Review-The Cooligan by Scotty ATL by Dan-O Being cool has nothing to do with style or taste. The icon of cool for a lot of Americans was Fonz on Happy Days but stylistically he wasn’t cool at all. He was set in the forties during the sixties; he looked silly to that audience. WhatContinue reading “Mixtape Review-The Cooligan by Scotty ATL”

Song Review-Stupid Loud by Black Dave featuring Project Pat produced by Shy Guy

Song Review-Stupid Loud by Black Dave featuring Project Pat produced by Shy Guy by Dan-O Black Dave has a really unique style and his series of mixtapes, Stay Black, have been a solid blueprint on how to make East Coast hip hop that isn’t awkwardly nostalgic or faking its way into other trends. Stay BlackContinue reading “Song Review-Stupid Loud by Black Dave featuring Project Pat produced by Shy Guy”

Bandcamp Gold Album Review-Sara Hallie Richardson-Phoenix

Bandcamp Gold Album Review-Sara Hallie Richardson-Phoenix by Dan-O Being an artist is about growth. By the time you have moved everything you dreamed about doing past the finish line (as much of it as you could get across) new plans have already started to take shape. Artistic growth doesn’t have an end, it’s a bookmarkContinue reading “Bandcamp Gold Album Review-Sara Hallie Richardson-Phoenix”

Mixtape Review-California Livin by YG x Blanco x DB Tha General produced by Cookin’ Soul

Mixtape Review-California Livin by YG x Blanco x DB Tha General produced by Cookin’ Soul by Dan-O The success of the movie Straight Outta Compton is not just due to the heroism bestowed on N.W.A or the nostalgia we all feel for that exciting time in rap. While the movie stays away from the seriousContinue reading “Mixtape Review-California Livin by YG x Blanco x DB Tha General produced by Cookin’ Soul”