Mixtape Review-#TDT by Big K.R.I.T.

Mixtape Review-#TDT by Big K.R.I.T. by Dan-O I would love to talk to Drake. When he went on Lebron James HBO show The Shop he was asked about the legacy of a truly great artist namely how to assess the ups and downs. The point he made has stuck with me, for Drake, a great artistContinue reading “Mixtape Review-#TDT by Big K.R.I.T.”

#Bandcampgold-Malik Ruff by Quadry

#Bandcampgold-Malik Ruff by Quadry by Dan-O Malik Ruff is an album I really like. I don’t have it numerically placed on my list of year end albums yet (it just came out November 2nd) but I really like it. The project washes over you. It balances a distinct ambiance that soaks your sonic pace and tempo with a realContinue reading “#Bandcampgold-Malik Ruff by Quadry”

Song of The Year-Recognize by Bun-B featuring TI & Big K.R.I.T. produced by Big K.R.I.T.

Song of The Year-Recognize by Bun-B featuring TI & Big K.R.I.T. produced by Big K.R.I.T. by Dan-O I’ve made the argument that the pop sphere is larger than it has ever been due to the ability to find anything. The gatekeeper role of radio and upper level music executives isn’t anywhere near as important…but I’m willingContinue reading “Song of The Year-Recognize by Bun-B featuring TI & Big K.R.I.T. produced by Big K.R.I.T.”

Song of The Year-Keep The Devil Off by Big K.R.I.T. produced by Big K.R.I.T.

Song of The Year-Keep The Devil Off by Big K.R.I.T. produced by Big K.R.I.T. by Dan-O Wherever I have worked, anything I have achieved has been on the strength of who I am to the people around me…not management. I’ve never been able to convince anyone in power that I fit but the co-workers, customers,Continue reading “Song of The Year-Keep The Devil Off by Big K.R.I.T. produced by Big K.R.I.T.”

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-Traffic Jamz by Scotty ATL

Mixtape Review-Traffic  Jamz by Scotty ATL by Dan-O When Scotty ATL is about to go to sleep and he’s alone just gazing into the ceiling with his private thoughts, he has nothing to regret about how he has attained his success. He doesn’t have to wonder if his evolution into the spotlight is due toContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Traffic Jamz by Scotty ATL”

Mixtape Review-The Iron Way by T-Pain

Mixtape Review-The Iron Way by T-Pain by Dan-O T-Pain is the Mozart of strip club music. No matter how many changes he has gone through I’ve never given up on him because I know that to be true. I know he is capable of stifling musical intelligence and flawless execution on very silly songs aboutContinue reading “Mixtape Review-The Iron Way by T-Pain”

Mixtape Review-Real Nigga Shit by Kolley

Mixtape Review-Real Nigga Shit by Kolley While it’s easier to be a Southern rapper than it ever has been, it really depends on how Southern you are considered. UGK and Outkast are deeply embedded in the public mind as architects of the south. If you ask the same hip hop elitist who reps these groupsContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Real Nigga Shit by Kolley”

Mixtape Review-Its Tha World 2 by Young Jeezy

Mixtape Review-Its Tha World 2 by Young Jeezy by Dan-O If Its Tha World 2 was a vehicle it wouldn’t be a minivan. The eight track smash mouth Young Jeezy and company mixtape would be a muscle car riding at top speed along a dirt road, leaving trails of dust on the competition. Young JeezyContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Its Tha World 2 by Young Jeezy”

Free EP Review- The Stage by Curren$y & Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud

Free EP Review- The Stage by Curren$y & Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud by Dan-O As a supporter of the Jet Life movement I’ve always been realistic. Like most prolific artists Curren$y can sound listless at times; possibly a product of doing too much or the constant experimenting with different collaborators and producers. SometimesContinue reading “Free EP Review- The Stage by Curren$y & Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud”