#BandcampGold-Late Start by Bully Mammoth

#BandcampGold-Late Start by Bully Mammoth by Dan-O I attended the album release of the new Bully Mammoth album Late Start but it was a strange decision, a gamble for me. Bully are described as noise rock and that is not my area of expertise. The four songs they allowed to sample before their album wasContinue reading “#BandcampGold-Late Start by Bully Mammoth”

Song of The Year-Extradite by Freddie Gibbs featuring Black Thought produced by Mikhail

Song of The Year-Extradite by Freddie Gibbs featuring Black Thought produced by Mikhail by Dan-O Rap music is so hopelessly cool that the effect a new star has is inebriating. A new talent comes out of nowhere and changes the world…at least your world. So every critic has their own best-flow-in-the-business candidate and it usuallyContinue reading “Song of The Year-Extradite by Freddie Gibbs featuring Black Thought produced by Mikhail”

Mixtape Review-MMM by Diddy

Mixtape Review-MMM by Diddy by Dan-O Diddy is a human tapeworm. His musical career is characterized by the systematic withdrawal of artistic vitality from those he worked with; G. Dep, Black Rob, Shyne, Loon, Craig Mack and on and on. The distaste I have for Diddy is both cavernous and voluminous in ways that shouldContinue reading “Mixtape Review-MMM by Diddy”

Song of The Year-Just Win by Jeezy produced by Cassius Jay

Song of The Year-Just Win by Jeezy produced by Cassius Jay by Dan-O Thinking about how much Jeezy has changed, without altering his aesthetic universe in the slightest, is baffling. During his breakout Thug Motivation 101/Trap or Die phase he was openly mocking lyricism, loudly declaring his allegiance to the hustle and the hustle alone.Continue reading “Song of The Year-Just Win by Jeezy produced by Cassius Jay”

Throwback Thursday (Mixtape Mashup edition)-The Billprint

Throwback Thursday (Mixtape Mashup edition)-The Billprint by Dan-O Mash up mixtapes are my favorite thing because when you flip the beat from a classic song, you hear the lyrics naked again on that first listen. Without the sonic universe seemingly fated for these words you hear them differently and feel yourself entering something new. WhenContinue reading “Throwback Thursday (Mixtape Mashup edition)-The Billprint”

Mixtape Review-Medicated Consumption by Chris Rivers

Mixtape Review-Medicated Consumption by Chris Rivers by Dan-O Can’t tell you how proud I am that the first Chris Rivers review I did for this site was written not knowing he was Big Pun’s son ( I live in Maine). I was able to talk about his talents and opportunities frankly and without any weirdContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Medicated Consumption by Chris Rivers”

Song Review-Brokeland by Kirk Knight produced by Kirk Knight

Song Review-Brokeland by Kirk Knight produced by Kirk Knight by Dan-O I’m so glad that we can all trust the Pro Era clique to be smarter than the narrative. While all of them have shown profound artistic talent, we all had reasonable concerns about the sound. The glorious 90’s nostalgia of Joey Bada$$ 1999 gaveContinue reading “Song Review-Brokeland by Kirk Knight produced by Kirk Knight”