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”

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.”

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”

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”

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”

Mixtape Review-Candy, Diamonds & Pills by Gangsta Boo

Mixtape Review-Candy, Diamonds & Pills by Gangsta Boo by Dan-O Gangsta Boo has been insinuating this point for years in interviews but let me just state it frankly. Do not compare Boo against other rappers; male rappers, female rappers it doesn’t matter. She has lived an entirely different journey; a better comparison would be againstContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Candy, Diamonds & Pills by Gangsta Boo”

EP Review-Coming Home To Texas by Leon Bridges and Mick

EP Review-Coming Home To Texas by Leon Bridges and Mick by Dan-O The most exciting thing about the Mick Boogie Leon Bridges Texas remake of Bridges album Come Home (now Coming Home To Texas) is that it proves how wonderfully durable this set of songs are. Bridges is wearing the revivalist tag and I’m notContinue reading “EP Review-Coming Home To Texas by Leon Bridges and Mick”

Mixtape Review-Black Dollar by Rick Ross

Mixtape Review-Black Dollar by Rick Ross by Dan-O Rick Ross has been artistically splitting in half recently.  The dirty Miami bass of Hood Billionaire v. the wordy luxury of God Forgives, I Don’t. The smooth J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Yacht Club sound of Deeper Than Rap v. the deep growling muscle of Lex Luger’s production on TheContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Black Dollar by Rick Ross”

Mixtape Review-Necessary Evil: The Preface by Yung Joey

Mixtape Review-Necessary Evil: The Preface by Yung Joey by Dan-O However you feel about the trap and drill section of the rap universe when you see a mixtape with production credits that include Southside, 808 Mafia, Metro Boomin, Mike Will Made It and features from LL Cool J and Dej Loaf…you have to take notice. InsteadContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Necessary Evil: The Preface by Yung Joey”