G.O.A.T. Components-Lil Wayne

G.O.A.T. Components-Lil Wayne by Dan-O Albums (Classics and numbers)-I revisited Wayne’s place all time after his 2020 release Funeral. It is superb but let’s look at how good it is in context. Funeral is twenty four songs and Carter five is 23. That means from September 2018 to January 2020 he’s released 47 songs. Funeral went #1 which gives him aContinue reading “G.O.A.T. Components-Lil Wayne”

Mixtape Review-#TDT by Big K.R.I.T.

Mixtape Review-#TDT by Big K.R.I.T. by Dan-O I would love to talk to Drake. When he went on Lebron James HBO show The Shop he was asked about the legacy of a truly great artist namely how to assess the ups and downs. The point he made has stuck with me, for Drake, a great artistContinue reading “Mixtape Review-#TDT by Big K.R.I.T.”

#BandcampGold-Stuck by Nickelus F

#BandcampGold-Stuck by Nickelus F by Dan-O On the first real song(Sleazie Wonder) of his new album STUCK, Nickelus F says “Shoulda got a mixtape award but peace to Justo.” He’s absolutely right. In 2013 he released one of my favorite mixtapes of all time (Vices). I listened to it constantly and scoured the internet looking forContinue reading “#BandcampGold-Stuck by Nickelus F”

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”

Song of The Year-The Season/Carry Me by Anderson Paak

Song of The Year-The Season/Carry Me by Anderson Paak by Dan-O When Drake first exploded onto the scene some interesting comparisons were made between him and Lebron James. The same way purist’s frothed venom as Lebron chomped on his fingernails on the sidelines; Drake felt like the cloying hip hop version. So much talent butContinue reading “Song of The Year-The Season/Carry Me by Anderson Paak”

Song of The Year-Other Guys by ILoveMakonnen

Song of The Year-Other Guys by ILoveMakonnen by Dan-O I’m probably addicted to ILoveMakonnen but I’m not alone. His new mixtape Drink More Water 5 starts with a freestyle under the same name that is a train wreck. It’s more clear than ever from his new output that Makonnen is that weird character in theContinue reading “Song of The Year-Other Guys by ILoveMakonnen”

Song of The Year-Jungle by Drake produced by 40

Song of The Year-Jungle by Drake produced by 40 by Dan-O Right as the anniversary of So Far Gone approached Drake was planning a mixtape that went retail and I was writing about how So Far Gone changed masculinity in hip hop. I wish I could tell you I planned it this way. Who knewContinue reading “Song of The Year-Jungle by Drake produced by 40”

Mixtape retrospective: looking back on Drake’s So Far Gone

Mixtape retrospective: looking back on Drake’s So Far Gone by Dan-O So Far Gone is like a mixtape rubik’s cube. I keep picking it up and listening and getting confused; how do people like this? It seems needy and emotional but not thoughtful. Drake was constantly referencing women but not with any distinct intelligent thingsContinue reading “Mixtape retrospective: looking back on Drake’s So Far Gone”

Song Review-Shit by Lil Wayne

Song Review-Shit by Lil Wayne by Dan-O I like my Wayne desperate and angry. The difference between stagnant Wayne and enraged ,in the zone, Wayne is shockingly vast. On Sorry 4 The Wait 2 damn near every song references the fact that Cash Money is holding back The Carter 5. On this song alone heContinue reading “Song Review-Shit by Lil Wayne”