Best Albums of 2019 Spotlight: This Is How You Smile by Helado Negro

Best Albums of 2019 Spotlight: This Is How You Smile by Helado Negro by Dan-O A man in a yellow shirt with a sloppy 70’s-bank-heist afro greeted us warmly, joking and then announcing he would play his new album from beginning to end. I remember feeling relieved. This Is How You Smile should be heard together. TheContinue reading “Best Albums of 2019 Spotlight: This Is How You Smile by Helado Negro”

Song of The Year-Speedboat by Denzel Curry produced by Rugah Rahj

Song of The Year-Speedboat by Denzel Curry produced by Rugah Rahj by Dan-O Very few people do what Denzel Curry does. That is what struck me when I listened to his new album ZUU and heard him rapping with Rick Ross over a crunchy jagged industrial beat. If you are an old school hip hop headContinue reading “Song of The Year-Speedboat by Denzel Curry produced by Rugah Rahj”

#BandcampGold-Never Hated I Just Waited by Chris Crack

#BandcampGold-Never Hated I Just Waited by Chris Crack by Dan-O Best way to think of Chicago Rap is like one of those old Shaw Brothers martial arts films. Surreal things happen, good and evil magic. Different clans represent divergent schools of thought with powers and weaknesses as specific as they are out of this world.Continue reading “#BandcampGold-Never Hated I Just Waited by Chris Crack”