The case for Schoolboy Q as a top 3 lyricist in 2018

The case for Schoolboy Q as a top 3 lyricist in 2018 by Dan-O I’m not doing the “he’s no Kool Moe Dee” all time argument with you Fuzzy Kangol Truthers. Save his place in history for later down the line right now we are talking about right now. The other thing to get out ofContinue reading “The case for Schoolboy Q as a top 3 lyricist in 2018”

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.”

Free Album Review-Fuck The Money by Talib Kweli

Free Album Review-Fuck The Money by Talib Kweli by Dan-O At his worst Talib Kweli is still a tremendous talent. He’s just an unlistenable unlikable one. In the very lowest stages of his career you would find him stiff and professorial; determined to teach you how OPEC really works. At his best he is howContinue reading “Free Album Review-Fuck The Money by Talib Kweli”

Song of The Year-Sadderdaze by CJ Fly featuring Ab-Soul produced by BrandUn DeShay

Song of The Year-Sadderdaze by CJ Fly featuring Ab-Soul produced by BrandUn DeShay by Dan-O If you told me at the beginning of the year that CJ Fly would put out a mixtape (Thee Way Eye See It) so considerably better than the one Joey Bad@$$ would put out (Summer Knights) that it would feelContinue reading “Song of The Year-Sadderdaze by CJ Fly featuring Ab-Soul produced by BrandUn DeShay”

Chance the Rapper-Acid Rap mixtape review

Chance the Rapper-Acid Rap mixtape review by Dan-O Acid Rap is a startling first listen. I guess the prerequisite is being able to enjoy the playfully childish nasally delivery Chance the Rapper brings to every song. If you do, every verse comes out as an amorphous blob that seems like it could end and becomeContinue reading “Chance the Rapper-Acid Rap mixtape review”

Song of the year-Book of Soul by Ab-Soul

Song of the year-Book of Soul by Ab-Soul by Dan-O When I was deployed to assist an infantry training unit in the early 2000’s the Nas v. Jay debate was at its literal height. Stillmatic had just dropped and Blueprint had already changed the way beats were made. The entire platoon broke in half andContinue reading “Song of the year-Book of Soul by Ab-Soul”