Mixtape Review-Doll Szn by Asian Doll

Mixtape Review-Doll Szn by Asian Doll by Dan-O The intro track (Doll Szn Intro) on the mixtape Doll Szn does a spectacular job establishing who Asian Doll is for anyone coming late to the party. Immediately after you press play she vents and tears away the preconceptions you may bring to this music. She knowsContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Doll Szn by Asian Doll”

Mixtape Review(Mashup edition)-American Godfather by Jay-Z & DJ Skee

Mixtape Review (Mashup edition)-American Godfather by Jay-Z & DJ Skee by Dan-O It bothers me that the mixtape revolution which gave us hip hop in its modern form is hard to find traces of. You can still scour datpiff archives but when I throw “Kush and OJ” through my Amazon unlimited search bar it comes backContinue reading “Mixtape Review(Mashup edition)-American Godfather by Jay-Z & DJ Skee”

Mixtape Review-The Cooligan by Scotty ATL

Mixtape Review-The Cooligan by Scotty ATL by Dan-O Being cool has nothing to do with style or taste. The icon of cool for a lot of Americans was Fonz on Happy Days but stylistically he wasn’t cool at all. He was set in the forties during the sixties; he looked silly to that audience. WhatContinue reading “Mixtape Review-The Cooligan by Scotty ATL”

Mixtape Review-Politically End Correct by Sy Ari Da Kid x Teauxny

Mixtape Review-Politically End Correct by Sy Ari Da Kid x Teauxny by Dan-O Fans of Sy Ari Da Kid are not in it for the production (typically mid tempo soul sample banger) or wild Jeezy like ad-libs. Sy isn’t trying to make music that plays in the background while you twerk. Those of us thatContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Politically End Correct by Sy Ari Da Kid x Teauxny”

Weekly Hip Hop-up

Weekly Hip Hop-up by Dan-O This week I digested a bunch of promising projects at very different stages of satisfaction. Let’s go over them. Sean Brown-Solitude Autotune is a gift with two curses attached, misuse and overuse. While Sean Brown’s nine track project Solitude has the weeks most fascinating and promising individual songs it has some realContinue reading “Weekly Hip Hop-up”

Mixtape Review-The Good Vibe Tribe by Audio Push

Mixtape Review-The Good Vibe Tribe by Audio Push by Dan-O The Good Vibe Tribe mixtape is as close as I am going to get to a return trip into LabCabinCalifornia. Pharcyde were so special because they managed everything, they were passionately fun, aggressively lyrical, excellently produced and always experimenting.  Audio Push don’t just give offContinue reading “Mixtape Review-The Good Vibe Tribe by Audio Push”

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-Humble Hustle 3 by Young Moe

Mixtape Review-Humble Hustle 3 by Young Moe by Dan-O When I tell people that I adore Young Moe’s music they look at me cross-eyed. This is fully attributable to the fact that most people don’t know his music and he has a stupid name. The first time I was told of Moe’s awesomeness I certainlyContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Humble Hustle 3 by Young Moe”

Mixtape Review-Till The End of Summer by Villz

Mixtape Review-Till The End of Summer by Villz By Dan-O The post-Weeknd world of R&B can feel narcissistic and slimy. It’s often the reveling and recollecting of nefarious activities involving drugs, violence, and sex. Even the guilt espoused feels like a bit of brag. ALL THESE WOMEN ALL THIS MONEY; IS THIS LIFE? The weightContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Till The End of Summer by Villz”

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”