Hip Hop History: Never Forget Donald Goines Has an Album

Hip Hop History: Never Forget Donald Goines Has an Album by Dan-O Donald Goines is one of my all-time literary heroes. He applied Shakespearean tragedy to the hood characters I was getting to know through Rap music and instead of lauding them he proved the street eats its babies. He left no one winning and everyContinue reading “Hip Hop History: Never Forget Donald Goines Has an Album”

Thank You Trina (Blue Magic edition)

Thank You Trina (Blue Magic edition) by Dan-O Thank you Trina for being there at a very weird time in my life. In 1999 I heard Trina’s voice for the first time on one of the most outlandishly sexual verses by any female MC. On the smash hit single Nann Nigga Trick Daddy goes crazyContinue reading “Thank You Trina (Blue Magic edition)”

Song of The Year-Slapbox by Conway The Machine produced by Daringer

Song of The Year-Slapbox by Conway The Machine produced by Daringer by Dan-O You can’t just call him Conway. He’s The Machine for a reason. When the beat comes on and his mouth starts it feels 100% organic like no pen has been picked up no plans have been made(This isn’t just how he soundsContinue reading “Song of The Year-Slapbox by Conway The Machine produced by Daringer”