EP Review-Coming Home To Texas by Leon Bridges and Mick

EP Review-Coming Home To Texas by Leon Bridges and Mick by Dan-O The most exciting thing about the Mick Boogie Leon Bridges Texas remake of Bridges album Come Home (now Coming Home To Texas) is that it proves how wonderfully durable this set of songs are. Bridges is wearing the revivalist tag and I’m notContinue reading “EP Review-Coming Home To Texas by Leon Bridges and Mick”

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”

Song Review-Bad Man by Anthony Flammia

Song Review-Bad Man by Anthony Flammia by Dan-O I want everyone to check out The Looper by Anthony Flammia but it’s going to sound silly when I explain what it is. The Looper is a live r&b beatboxing mixtape and that might sound like something gimmicky that would wear out its welcome after three songs,Continue reading “Song Review-Bad Man by Anthony Flammia”

How audiomack links taught me to relax and embrace Dom Kennedy p.3

The Yellow Album ————————————————————————————————————————————— by Dan-O For proof positive that you are listening to an artist with the potential for pop rap stardom not just hip hop notoriety press play; The Yellow Album sounds like a platinum seller that should be in every Target you step in. An easy to way to judge this isContinue reading “How audiomack links taught me to relax and embrace Dom Kennedy p.3”

Mixtape Review-Summer Breeze by William Bolton

Mixtape Review-Summer Breeze by William Bolton by Dan-O Whenever music is too referential it becomes a distraction. Usher is in love with Michael Jackson; Robin Thicke has a Marvin Gaye fixation that makes him sound like Tom Jones doing Marvin Gaye. The list goes on and on. One of the things I love most aboutContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Summer Breeze by William Bolton”

Song Review-What You Need (The Weeknd Cover) by Kwamie Liv

Song Review-What You Need (The Weeknd Cover) by Kwamie Liv by Dan-O The 7 song Lost in The Girl EP is more proof that this is the year of the R&B mixtape release. Kwamie Liv pushes her alluring voice in all kinds of cool directions. Lots of the songs have beats that shift and changeContinue reading “Song Review-What You Need (The Weeknd Cover) by Kwamie Liv”

Song of the year-Higher by G-Side featuring Joi Tiffany produced by Block Beattaz

Song of the year-Higher by G-Side featuring Joi Tiffany produced by Block Beattaz by Dan-O It’s not over. That’s the explanation you get for why G-Side got back together. ST 2 Lettaz, Yung Clova and Block Beattaz have worked relentlessly for over a decade to write their story into hip hop’s sordid/splendid universe and theyContinue reading “Song of the year-Higher by G-Side featuring Joi Tiffany produced by Block Beattaz”

Song Review-Lisa by Sonny Shotz featuring OnCue

Song Review-Lisa by Sonny Shotz featuring OnCue Sonny Shotz new mixtape American Summer feels bigger than fourteen tracks. Every song has a specific place within it and a unique experience that it provides. A full listening can make you feel spread beyond where you thought the end was. Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts Sonny talks aboutContinue reading “Song Review-Lisa by Sonny Shotz featuring OnCue”

Mixtape Review-Long Live The King by King Mez

Mixtape Review-Long Live The King by King Mez by Dan-O Long Live The King is a buried treasure mixtape. On its surface you think you miss the overwhelming bang, rumble or finger snap. The braggadocio is strong funny and well placed “Well I’m Reggie Miller…pull up with the range (Reggie Miller)!” but most of theContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Long Live The King by King Mez”

Mixtape Review-Good Blood by Niko Is

Mixtape Review-Good Blood by Niko Is   by Dan-O   It wasn’t until yesterday that I realized I had been listening to Niko Is new mixtape Good Blood every day since it came out. As good as Niko Is at creating arresting imagery (example) “Eating blowfish sushi with Japanese golfers (Green Tomato Coupe)” this isContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Good Blood by Niko Is”