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”

Sample Snitch: The exciting G Funk perfection of All Eyez On Me

Sample Snitch: The exciting G Funk perfection of All Eyez On Me by Dan-O All Eyez On Me is the best double album in the history of hip hop. That is not a hot take.  If you listen very carefully it is not the dark foreboding cryptic record Makaveli is perceived to be. It isContinue reading “Sample Snitch: The exciting G Funk perfection of All Eyez On Me”

Kendrick to Ice Cube: Damn is the Death Certificate of his catalog

Kendrick to Ice Cube: Damn is the Death Certificate of his catalog by Dan-O It is very well established that To Pimp A Butterfly has a direct connection to Tupac’s Me Against The World.  If you don’t believe it go to https://freemusicempire.com/2016/06/09/nihilism-in-rap-music-2pac-shakur-me-against-the-world/ and do the full podcast run. I think Kendrick has a different baseContinue reading “Kendrick to Ice Cube: Damn is the Death Certificate of his catalog”

Nihilism in Rap Music: 2pac Shakur-Me Against The World

by Dan-O This is more of an FYI. I don’t like to bother freemusicempire readers with my other projects but I do co-host a philosophy podcast called The Overly Examined Life where we take subjects in real life that may not be deeply analyzed and fully explore them. Nihilism in Rap was really my babyContinue reading “Nihilism in Rap Music: 2pac Shakur-Me Against The World”

FREE ALBUM REVIEW- Run The Jewels 2 by El-P x Killer Mike

FREE ALBUM REVIEW- Run The Jewels 2 by El-P x Killer Mike by Dan-O Everyone has come up to me the last few weeks asking what I think of the event album Run The Jewels 2. Honestly, I had no idea what to say but at this point I’m willing to take a go atContinue reading “FREE ALBUM REVIEW- Run The Jewels 2 by El-P x Killer Mike”

Mixtape Review- Alley Shakur: The Soul of a Runaway Slave by Alley Boy

Mixtape Review- Alley Shakur: The Soul of a Runaway Slave by Alley Boy by Dan-O I think a lot of us are conditioned (through Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix examples) to believe that our most important artists burn brightly for a short moment and then leave the stage forever. It’s only as you get older thatContinue reading “Mixtape Review- Alley Shakur: The Soul of a Runaway Slave by Alley Boy”