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.”

Contrasting The Unsatisfying with The Satisfying

Contrasting The Unsatisfying with The Satisfying By Dan-O From the first Kehlani song I heard I filed her into my head as an important person. She has world domination pipes and a real versatility to her. Her new album SweetSexySavage was built around her ability to dig into many moods and styles of R&B. SheContinue reading “Contrasting The Unsatisfying with The Satisfying”

Song of The Year-Ain’t It Funny by Danny Brown produced by Paul White

Song of The Year-Ain’t It Funny by Danny Brown produced by Paul White by Dan-O Atrocity Exhibition is a special album. I accidentally loaded it in my mp3 player twice and I have not corrected that. Whenever I listen I never skip songs. I listen to every one twice & it hasn’t been a problem. Continue reading “Song of The Year-Ain’t It Funny by Danny Brown produced by Paul White”

Song Of The Year-Unconditional Love by Esperanza Spalding

Song Of The Year-Unconditional Love by Esperanza Spalding by Dan-O   Of all the potential large scale album productions we’ve seen from huge names across many genres only two 2016 albums resonate with me this year. Flatbush Zombies released the brilliant 3001: A Laced Odyssey with brazen insane verses, lots of interesting subject matter, andContinue reading “Song Of The Year-Unconditional Love by Esperanza Spalding”

Song of The Year-The Season/Carry Me by Anderson Paak

Song of The Year-The Season/Carry Me by Anderson Paak by Dan-O When Drake first exploded onto the scene some interesting comparisons were made between him and Lebron James. The same way purist’s frothed venom as Lebron chomped on his fingernails on the sidelines; Drake felt like the cloying hip hop version. So much talent butContinue reading “Song of The Year-The Season/Carry Me by Anderson Paak”

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”

SOTY-Peace Akhi by KA (AOTY The Night’s Gambit)

SOTY-Peace Akhi by KA (AOTY The Night’s Gambit) by Dan-O The reason I loved KA’s 2012 lp Grief Pedigree is that he sounded like a war worn weary ex-criminal grandfather blazing street tale after street tale through visceral poetic imagery. If Grief Pedigree is the work of a retired street soldier, The Night’s Gambit isContinue reading “SOTY-Peace Akhi by KA (AOTY The Night’s Gambit)”