#BandcampGold-Never Hated I Just Waited by Chris Crack

#BandcampGold-Never Hated I Just Waited by Chris Crack by Dan-O Best way to think of Chicago Rap is like one of those old Shaw Brothers martial arts films. Surreal things happen, good and evil magic. Different clans represent divergent schools of thought with powers and weaknesses as specific as they are out of this world.Continue reading “#BandcampGold-Never Hated I Just Waited by Chris Crack”

Song of the year-Ace by Noname featuring Smino & Saba

Song of the year-Ace by Noname featuring Smino & Saba by Dan-O   I really do regret not listening to Smino-Blkswn earlier. I missed out on the countless relistens and an orator who seems to have neo-soul finger snap rhythm resonating from the depths of his soul. Every second of a song with Smino onContinue reading “Song of the year-Ace by Noname featuring Smino & Saba”

#Bandcampgold-Brick Body Kids Still Daydream by Open Mike Eagle

#Bandcampgold-Brick Body Kids Still Daydream by Open Mike Eagle by Dan-O I am so much more excited about BBKSD than my circle. Everyone likes it. People at this point have heard of Open Mike Eagle due to the breakout success of 2014’s Dark Comedy (and 2016’s huge improvement Hella Personal Film Festival). He is officiallyContinue reading “#Bandcampgold-Brick Body Kids Still Daydream by Open Mike Eagle”

#BandcampGold-A Common Wonder by Amerigo Gazaway, Stevie Wonder & Common

#BandcampGold-A Common Wonder by Amerigo Gazaway, Stevie Wonder, & Common By Dan-O Amerigo Gazaway is the best mash up dude in the world right now because when he picks two artists he doesn’t just jam them together he weaves them together. He’s paired Fela Kuti with De La Soul, Mos Def with Marvin Gaye allContinue reading “#BandcampGold-A Common Wonder by Amerigo Gazaway, Stevie Wonder & Common”

Song of The Year-Casket Pretty by Noname Gypsy

Song of The Year-Casket Pretty by Noname Gypsy https://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=3R58DzceXeg I am very worried we are going to end up on the wrong side of history. At a party where the age average was two generations older and everyone was white; I started asking who they voted for in 1960. Kennedy? Nixon? Most of them saidContinue reading “Song of The Year-Casket Pretty by Noname Gypsy”

Mixtape Review-Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper

Mixtape Review-Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper by Dan-O Coloring Book is a testimony but it’s also a test. No one disputes Chance’s skill level in regards to flow, delivery, and wordplay… moving the crowd to keep it simple.  A few critiques of the project have already started to form and I think they portray theContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper”

Mixtape Review-2K47 by Hurt Everybody

Mixtape Review-2K47 by Hurt Everybody by Dan-O The first few songs in I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to like 2K47 or Hurt Everybody because they sounded savagely unhappy and that’s not really how I want to be. By the last few…I was very sure I loved 2K47 and Hurt Everybody. The group consistsContinue reading “Mixtape Review-2K47 by Hurt Everybody”

Mixtape Review-Surf by Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment

Mixtape Review-Surf by Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment by Dan-O As massive and overwhelming as Surf felt on the first listen, the more I come back the bigger it feels. I find myself listening to songs I’ve heard lots of times and grunting in awe at how sharply and warmly resonant each moment is.Continue reading “Mixtape Review-Surf by Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment”

Song of The Year-City G.O.D. by King Louie featuring Fetty Wap & KD produced by DJ L

Song of The Year-City G.O.D. by King Louie featuring Fetty Wap & KD produced by DJ L by Dan-O I would have to confess that as much as I LOVE Chicago hip hop in its current form…I would not miss Drill if it left hip hop. I would be more than happy to see itContinue reading “Song of The Year-City G.O.D. by King Louie featuring Fetty Wap & KD produced by DJ L”

Mixtape Review-High N’ Love by Alier Johnson

Mixtape Review-High N’ Love by Alier Johnson by Dan-O Alier Johnson is a Chicago native raised in Oakland and his new mixtape, High N’ Love (presented by Thizzler), really sticks to you. It provides images like “But still when I go put the pen to the pad I can picture all you hatin’” on L.T.N.T.Continue reading “Mixtape Review-High N’ Love by Alier Johnson”