Five Song Guide to Weird Prince Music

Five Song Guide to Weird Prince Music by Dan-O Everybody loves Prince. I am not gonna waste full sentences telling you what makes 1999 or Purple Rain great. That is on you to figure out. One of the great things about Prince is how much crazy stuff he has out there and how darn good it is. All ofContinue reading “Five Song Guide to Weird Prince Music”

#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”

Sample Snitch-Chaka Khan, Simply Red, 8ball, & MJG

  Sample Snitch-Chaka Khan, Simply Red, 8ball, & MJG by Dan-O So UGK dropped their first album Too Hard To Swallow in 1992 stacked with old soul samples. The sample listing includes Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, and the Isley Brothers. I’ve already written a previous Sample Snitch about the Isley connection with UGK. A year laterContinue reading “Sample Snitch-Chaka Khan, Simply Red, 8ball, & MJG”

#SampleSnitch-You are Who You Sample: Isley Brothers to UGK

#SampleSnitch-You are who you sample: Isley Brothers to UGK by Dan-O If a rapper who produces is selecting the same artist to sample over the course of their career you start to see the connection. The latest example is Kanye West and Nina Simone (http://www.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/kanye-west-sings-blues/ great in depth article on that) the two share that kindContinue reading “#SampleSnitch-You are Who You Sample: Isley Brothers to UGK”