Song Review-Mi Encanta by Husalah

Song Review-Mi Encanta by Husalah by Dan-O I love the new Husalah album H the way I love watching Jason Statham carve through the world in Transporter 2. It is a lot of fun and more than a bit silly.  He says bitch four or five times more than is logistically manageable (to say nothingContinue reading “Song Review-Mi Encanta by Husalah”

Mixtape Review-Spiritual Conversations by Mozzy

Mixtape Review-Spiritual Conversations by Mozzy by Dan-O Mozzy is amazing and proof that we are living in amazing times.  My favorite part of Black Panther is when we flash back to 1992 and pan slowly across the basketball court, his voice surfs over the beat and a smile wears my face.  The moment blew myContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Spiritual Conversations by Mozzy”

Song of The Year-G.R.E.E.D. by Berner produced by Scott Storch

Song of The Year-G.R.E.E.D. by Berner produced by Scott Storch by Dan-O As a hip hop fan I feel like Berner is one of those good friends I check in with from time to time. He’s always doing well. Most of the time having a great time with a killer guest list.  No one hasContinue reading “Song of The Year-G.R.E.E.D. by Berner produced by Scott Storch”

Way Too In-Depth Song Review-I Had It In A Drought by E-40 featuring Stresmatic produced by ProHoeZak

Way Too In-Depth Song Review-I Had It In A Drought by E-40 featuring Stresmatic produced by ProHoeZak by Dan-O Art is not a measurement of the works distance from perfection. It is instead an engagement with personality, one built brick by brick by vivid slices of perception. This is one of the reasons everyone hasContinue reading “Way Too In-Depth Song Review-I Had It In A Drought by E-40 featuring Stresmatic produced by ProHoeZak”

Mixtape Review-Biggie Smalls EP by IAMSU & AkaFrank

Mixtape Review-Biggie Smalls EP by IAMSU & AkaFrank by Dan-O The first lie of art is that you should always work harder on your weakness than your strength. Sounds good for a teacher to tell a kid but it’s not reasonable for a grown up at all. Why would you spend most of your energyContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Biggie Smalls EP by IAMSU & AkaFrank”

Mixtape Review-Wheel Power by Remedy

Mixtape Review-Wheel Power by Remedy by Dan-O I listened to last years Lord Wheelin mixtape so much that it might have been the most debated project of 2013 for me. It was so solid but somehow didn’t feel great and I always made a pledge to myself that the only things worth reviewing or readingContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Wheel Power by Remedy”

Mixtape Review-Allegiance by Ya Boy Rich Rocka

Mixtape Review-Allegiance by Ya Boy Rich Rocka by Dan-O Nothing separates the coal from the diamonds like the grind. Every time you see an artist hit with a hot debut you can chart their tumble out of the spotlight as they realize the pressure of following up that content while building up a touring audience.Continue reading “Mixtape Review-Allegiance by Ya Boy Rich Rocka”

Mixtape Review-Roachy Balboa 4 by Roach Gigz

Mixtape Review-Roachy Balboa 4 by Roach Gigz by Dan-O The mental picture created when listening to Roach Gigz is that of a race car driver or X Games participant. He seems to have a flow faster than his mind if that makes sense. He doesn’t just surprise listeners with odd entertaining imagery at times heContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Roachy Balboa 4 by Roach Gigz”

Song Review-Home Again by E-40 featuring Mike Marshall

Song Review-Home Again by E-40 featuring Mike Marshall by Dan-O Criticism by its very nature is reductive, by writing an “angle” or “theme” into a review you cut away all the other rough edges that don’t fit. It’s been a gift and a curse for E-40. Being from the East Coast I always knew youContinue reading “Song Review-Home Again by E-40 featuring Mike Marshall”

Song Review-N The Traffic by Droop-E, J Stalin, and Nite Jewel

Song Review-N The Traffic by Droop-E, J Stalin, and Nite Jewel by Dan-O The first four times you listen to this song off of Droop-E’s Itunes EP Hungry and Humble you may only be able to focus on the beat. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind. He’s one of the best producers in hip hop todayContinue reading “Song Review-N The Traffic by Droop-E, J Stalin, and Nite Jewel”