Marvin Gaye made A P.O.W. Christmas song YOU NEED to hear

Marvin Gaye made A P.O.W. Christmas song YOU NEED to hear by Dan-O You need to follow Questlove of The Roots on all social media platforms. He ranked every Prince album release (including unreleased stuff to that point), and it is because of him that I found out Marvin Gaye had an unreleased album called You’reContinue reading “Marvin Gaye made A P.O.W. Christmas song YOU NEED to hear”

My Favorite and Least Favorite sexual song of 2019

My Favorite and Least Favorite sexual song of 2019 by Dan-O I love moments. A song is sometimes a story but other times just a series of moments. A vividly rendered song allows you to be in those moments. The interesting part about my favorite and least favorite sexual songs of 2019 is that bothContinue reading “My Favorite and Least Favorite sexual song of 2019”

Rap Radar Podcast can teach you how a song gets made.

Rap Radar Podcast can teach you how a song gets made. by Dan-O Rap Radar Pod has interviewed every important artist in hip hop this year (or it feels like that). During the December interview of Burna Boy he showcases the coolest accent ever. He’s got a deep voice with a Nigerian/UK combo accent. NineteenContinue reading “Rap Radar Podcast can teach you how a song gets made.”

FME MVP HONORABLE MENTION

FME MVP HONORABLE MENTION by Dan-O No matter what the run time is, a Billy Woods song is a meal. You can spend some real time lost in his lyrics. Read the only full verse from the last song(Stranger In The Village) on his second album of the year, Terror Management. (Per Genius) Came throughContinue reading “FME MVP HONORABLE MENTION”

FIVE QUESTIONS FOR BILLY WOODS

Intro and questions by Dan-O Answers by Billy Woods It has been very difficult this to year to pick an MVP. So many artists committed to their vision on a very high level. I will reveal the Honorable Mention next week and roll out the OFFICIAL MVP post the week after that. In the meantime,Continue reading “FIVE QUESTIONS FOR BILLY WOODS”

The Greatest Name-Checker in Rap History

The Greatest Name-Checker in Rap History by Dan-O The Game put out a new album(Born 2 Rap) that is not great. He takes samples from high profile songs and says Nicki’s name a bunch because he wants to have sex with her still (he’s been saying thirsty things about Nicki for YEARS). He talks aboutContinue reading “The Greatest Name-Checker in Rap History”

What If The Grammy’s Didn’t Completely suck? And why they do.

What If The Grammy’s Didn’t Completely suck? And why they do. by Dan-O I remember being angry about how much the Grammy’s suck since grade school. It was just a sad naked reality. A giant bloated out of touch parent leaning over and saying “That Will Smith, huh?! Best rapper alive.” Interestingly, their problem isContinue reading “What If The Grammy’s Didn’t Completely suck? And why they do.”

#Bandcampgold-Kiwanuka by Michael Kiwanuka produced by Danger Mouse

#Bandcampgold-Kiwanuka by Michael Kiwanuka  produced by Danger Mouse by Dan-O An albums first song needs to put you squarely in their world, so the rest of the songs can expand it. Think about how important it is to start Eric B & Rakim’s Paid In Full with I Ain’t No Joke. My go-to favorite first song-off-an-album this year was CuzContinue reading “#Bandcampgold-Kiwanuka by Michael Kiwanuka produced by Danger Mouse”

My Favorite Album of 2019

My Favorite Album of 2019 by Dan-O How much do I love Jidenna? I’m not even worried about what drops in the rest of November and December. Bring Frank Ocean, Drake, bring a thousand Future features! None of it will replace the uniquely fly experience of listening to 85 To Africa. My excitement for his music mightContinue reading “My Favorite Album of 2019”