#Bandcampgold-The Professionals by Madlib & Oh No

#Bandcampgold-The Professionals by Madlib & Oh No by Dan-O It’s impossible to fairly discuss Madlib. If you like any of the levels of rap below pop superstardom, he is everywhere you go. He produced most of the important songs on my favorite Mos Def album (2009’s The Ecstatic) not to mention MF Doom’s high pointContinue reading “#Bandcampgold-The Professionals by Madlib & Oh No”

Song of The Year-Palmolive Featuring Pusha T and Killer Mike produced by Madlib by Freddie Gibbs

Song of The Year-Palmolive Featuring Pusha T and Killer Mike produced by Madlib by Freddie Gibbs by Dan-O In 2014 when Madlib and Freddie Gibbs produced Pinata I thought the two were magnificently matched. A song like Deeper is just not possible without the mutilated soul Madlib feeds Freddie. For some rappers soul sample based beats (Madlib,Continue reading “Song of The Year-Palmolive Featuring Pusha T and Killer Mike produced by Madlib by Freddie Gibbs”

#Bandcampgold-Resistance by Brandon Coleman

#Bandcampgold-Resistance by Brandon Coleman by Dan-O Albums have hearts and souls. I need all of them. My favorite Freddie Gibbs album is ESGN because he was so angry at Jeezy and his old label for mismanaging him that his mind was spiraling down the most angry heinous pathways possible and some days I’m there with him. That albumContinue reading “#Bandcampgold-Resistance by Brandon Coleman”

Mixtape Review-AD & Sorry Jaynari-By The Way

Mixtape Review-AD & Sorry Jaynari-By The Way by Dan-O Energy creates energy. No matter how popular the grim and gritty brooding album is (for showing the wounded humanity of its narrator) to a fan base desperate to connect with dark secrets; it lives that way in contrast to energy projects and it will always needContinue reading “Mixtape Review-AD & Sorry Jaynari-By The Way”

Song of The Year-Extradite by Freddie Gibbs featuring Black Thought produced by Mikhail

Song of The Year-Extradite by Freddie Gibbs featuring Black Thought produced by Mikhail by Dan-O Rap music is so hopelessly cool that the effect a new star has is inebriating. A new talent comes out of nowhere and changes the world…at least your world. So every critic has their own best-flow-in-the-business candidate and it usuallyContinue reading “Song of The Year-Extradite by Freddie Gibbs featuring Black Thought produced by Mikhail”

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-Bit​tersweet Victory by Noelz Vedere

Mixtape Review-Bit​tersweet Victory by Noelz Vedere by Dan-O So a really long and interesting Wiz Khalifa mixtape drops (28 Grams) that redefines his persona yet again, Gucci Mane sends out his best mixtape in months (Brick Factory) and I’m talking about Noelz Vedere. When the music was all in one massive playlist my very firstContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Bit​tersweet Victory by Noelz Vedere”

Song of The Year-Knicks by Freddie Gibbs produced by Madlib

http://songs.to/#!pl=4c4fbb0394559d3120f10d23be2f957854a05ca4 Song of The Year-Knicks by Freddie Gibbs produced by Madlib by Dan-O When the full album collaboration between these two forces was announced some aspects of it were certain. The lyrics were going to be tough. Gibbs has a range of toughness that runs anywhere from Rambo going back in Vietnam to win itContinue reading “Song of The Year-Knicks by Freddie Gibbs produced by Madlib”

Mixtape Review-King Chip-44108

Mixtape Review-King Chip-44108 by Dan-O Who is King Chip? He’s the sound coming through the weed smoke in fleets of Fleetwoods, the head nodding stimuli in clusters of Caddy’s all throughout the Midwest. Before his new mixtape 44108 came out I felt like it was going to be important. I was nervous. Chip is notContinue reading “Mixtape Review-King Chip-44108”

Song of the Year-Easts​ide Moonwalker by Freddie Gibbs produced by GMF

Song of the Year-Easts​ide Moonwalker by Freddie Gibbs produced by GMF by Dan-O All of the debate about Kanye West’s new album Yeezus versus Jay-z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail obscures the real best rap album of 2013 so far from its rightful spotlight….and that’s Freddie Gibbs #ESGN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally). If you want theContinue reading “Song of the Year-Easts​ide Moonwalker by Freddie Gibbs produced by GMF”