Song of The Year-Hit My Phone by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Kehlani

Song of The Year-Hit My Phone by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Kehlani by Dan-O You just can’t beat the kind of collaboration that unites two fabulously interesting artists coming off their best work. In 2019, Kehlani dropped the elegant and well crafted While We Wait while Megan Thee Stallion was everywhere. She dropped her Fever project, dropped some killerContinue reading “Song of The Year-Hit My Phone by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Kehlani”

Song Review-Same As by Marc E Bassy featuring Mozzy

Song Review-Same As by Marc E Bassy featuring Mozzy by Dan-O Marc E Bassy cannot become a pop star with pop songs. I’ve heard every project he’s ever made including his new independent album PMD. When he makes pop songs they don’t have any character and feel like they could have been written or performed by any numberContinue reading “Song Review-Same As by Marc E Bassy featuring Mozzy”

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”

#Bandcampgold-G-Worthy(G-Perico & Jay Worthy) produced by Cardo

#Bandcampgold-G-Worthy (G-Perico & Jay Worthy) produced by Cardo by Dan-O Can I tell you what separates Cardo from his peers at the very top of hip hop production? The Neptunes make anyone sound cool from Kelis to Timberlake to Pusha and Malice to Britney Spears. Not everyone sounds cool on a Cardo beat. Cardo beatsContinue reading “#Bandcampgold-G-Worthy(G-Perico & Jay Worthy) produced by Cardo”

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”

Song Review-California by Childish Gambino produced by Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson

Song Review-California by Childish Gambino produced by Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson by Dan-O Don’t ever take “talented” as a compliment. It is not specific enough to call what you do valuable. Donald Glover spent his whole career fighting this designation. He could have kept putting out projects like Camp full of punch lines andContinue reading “Song Review-California by Childish Gambino produced by Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson”

Song of the New Year-See You Down by King Chip

Song of the New Year-See You Down by King Chip by Dan-O I would like to present King Chip with The Pretty Tony award for hidden gems. Pretty Tony is easily the second best solo album Ghostface Killah ever produced (I love me some Fishscale guys I’m just saying), the problem was he produced itContinue reading “Song of the New Year-See You Down by King Chip”