Song Review-Heard Dat by Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud

Song Review-Heard Dat by Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud by Dan-O When a sound is described as “nostalgic” no part of that is complimentary. They are inferring that it spins its wheels by replicating an old sound that we all miss and want back without moving at all into the future. It gets tossedContinue reading “Song Review-Heard Dat by Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud”

Mixtape Review-MMM by Diddy

Mixtape Review-MMM by Diddy by Dan-O Diddy is a human tapeworm. His musical career is characterized by the systematic withdrawal of artistic vitality from those he worked with; G. Dep, Black Rob, Shyne, Loon, Craig Mack and on and on. The distaste I have for Diddy is both cavernous and voluminous in ways that shouldContinue reading “Mixtape Review-MMM by Diddy”

Free Album Review-Pilot Talk 3 by Curren$y

Free Album Review-Pilot Talk 3 by Curren$y by Dan-O On the Opening Credits (the first track) of Pilot Talk 3 Curren$y references his lost relationship to savagely independent hip hop mogul Dame Dash “then I tried to start a business with Damon…charge that to the game, learned some things…” he implies the money wasn’t right.Continue reading “Free Album Review-Pilot Talk 3 by Curren$y”

Mixtape Review-Prohibition by Berner & B-Real

Mixtape Review-Prohibition by Berner & B-Real by Dan-O Mixtapes give upcoming artists a chance to put together something that purely reflects them; not vetted by record executives and plotted for the radio. It also gives the major and middle class artists a chance to drop something cool out of nowhere. Prohibition falls into the secondContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Prohibition by Berner & B-Real”

Song Review-How U Feel by Fat Trel produced by Harry Fraud

Song Review-How U Feel by Fat Trel produced by Harry Fraud by Dan-O Trel’s new mixtape Gleesh feels like the proving ground for the number one Maybach Music question: does the luxuriously clean production style of the label fit the gritty goon content of the roster? Fat Trel is full of violent bluster with aContinue reading “Song Review-How U Feel by Fat Trel produced by Harry Fraud”

Free EP Review- The Stage by Curren$y & Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud

Free EP Review- The Stage by Curren$y & Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud by Dan-O As a supporter of the Jet Life movement I’ve always been realistic. Like most prolific artists Curren$y can sound listless at times; possibly a product of doing too much or the constant experimenting with different collaborators and producers. SometimesContinue reading “Free EP Review- The Stage by Curren$y & Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud”

Song of the year-Strictly 4 My Jeeps by Action Bronson produced by Harry Fraud

Song of the year-Strictly 4 My Jeeps by Action Bronson produced by Harry Fraud by Dan-O I am one of these dudes that can’t help but talk about hip hop with whoever can converse about it. The discussions are the best part, arguments over Das Racist or Rick Ross help me understand other people’s perspectiveContinue reading “Song of the year-Strictly 4 My Jeeps by Action Bronson produced by Harry Fraud”

French Montana-Ma​c & Cheese 3 mixtape review

French Montana-Ma​c & Cheese 3 mixtape review  by Dan-O French Montana’s new mixtape Mac & Cheese 3 might be the most aptly named tape of the year. It’s cheap, digestible, and enjoyable even, but not at all your best food possibility (in a financial boon).  Montana makes the best case for guilty pleasure an artistContinue reading “French Montana-Ma​c & Cheese 3 mixtape review”

songs of the year-Turnbuckle Music

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Smoke Dza featuring Action Bronson-Turnbuckle Music

I’m not sure what I love more, the deadpan Action Bronson first line “Once again this the quintessential stud muffin” or the fact that at some point in the process of making the years best pro-wrestling inspired song Smoke Dza and Bronson agreed that they REALLY needed a nonsensical reggae intro/outro to complete this song. The thick, muddy groaning Harry Fraud beat, the Run-Dmc style back and forth chorus, Marty Janetty reference, it doesn’t get much better. This is track nine off of Smoke Dza’s Rugby Thompson album which is full of excitement. If you ran into me I’ve told you about it.