Top 5 Takeaways from 2 Future Albums in 2 Weeks

Top 5 Takeaways from 2 Future Albums in 2 Weeks by Dan-O Future just released back to back #1 albums (Future and HNDRXX). I wanted to provide five things to think about as you digest this mass of content. Are these in order of importance? Don’t be a nerd. No one cares. Who is Dre Moon?Continue reading “Top 5 Takeaways from 2 Future Albums in 2 Weeks”

FME 2016 MVP HONORABLE MENTION-YG

FME 2016 MVP HONORABLE MENTION-YG by Dan-O We used to crown “mixtape MVP” but the distinction between mixtape and album is unimportant at this point. Everyone has streaming services and no one pays per album, it is a heartless profit starved reality but it is our reality. YG was almost my pick for 2016 MVPContinue reading “FME 2016 MVP HONORABLE MENTION-YG”

Mixtape Review-Summer on Sunset by Wale

Mixtape Review-Summer on Sunset by Wale by Dan-O The tastemakers (a relatively small group of middle aged white dudes) decided a long time ago to wash their hands of Wale. Post-backpacker he embraced more of the uncomfortable/odd/off-putting elements of himself. Going to Maybach Music allowed him to make weird (maybe weird isn’t strong enough) sex jokes andContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Summer on Sunset by Wale”

Mixtape Review-Drunk Uncle by N.O.R.E.

Mixtape Review-Drunk Uncle by N.O.R.E. by Dan-O I am a pretty passionate hip hop head. I hate pet peeve artists I’ve never met worse than family or friends that have slighted me, but I’ve never really had an opinion on N.O.R.E. Never been able to call him wack because he swings in on tracks andContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Drunk Uncle by N.O.R.E.”

Mixtape Review-Mailbox Money by Nipsey Hussle

Mixtape Review-Mailbox Money by Nipsey Hussle by Dan-O I have said things about Nipsey Hussle like “If he broke in the 90’s he would be just another West Coast Gangsta rapper,” or “I don’t know why everyone cares so much about Nipsey Hussle?” Scarface turned it all around for me. In an interview he didContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Mailbox Money by Nipsey Hussle”

Song Review-Bompton by YG produced by DJ Mustard

Song Review-Bompton by YG produced by DJ Mustard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-RIYI3z2xs by Dan-O This sounds worse than it is but a lot of music people simply thought of YG as an appendage of DJ Mustard. He can organize the Mustard sound with his energy and flow but without it he’s ok at best. This all changed withContinue reading “Song Review-Bompton by YG produced by DJ Mustard”

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”

Chuck D, Basketball, Word Choice, and the Ludacris song Hell Of A Night by DJ Mustard

Chuck D, Basketball, Word Choice, and the Ludacris song Hell Of A Night by DJ Mustard by Dan-O If you are a hip hop head your first follow on twitter should be Chuck D. It doesn’t matter what you think about his music, he’s as thoughtful and well-schooled a voice as the genre has. IContinue reading “Chuck D, Basketball, Word Choice, and the Ludacris song Hell Of A Night by DJ Mustard”