Song of The Year-Slapbox by Conway The Machine produced by Daringer

Song of The Year-Slapbox by Conway The Machine produced by Daringer by Dan-O You can’t just call him Conway. He’s The Machine for a reason. When the beat comes on and his mouth starts it feels 100% organic like no pen has been picked up no plans have been made(This isn’t just how he soundsContinue reading “Song of The Year-Slapbox by Conway The Machine produced by Daringer”

R.I.P. Mac Miller playlist

R.I.P. Mac Miller playlist by Dan-O I got the text that he was gone while my son was telling me one of those toddler stories with no start or end. As he kept adding “and then” to extend I braced myself in the doorway and looked out my front door, really struck, trying to figure outContinue reading “R.I.P. Mac Miller playlist”

Song of The Year-Recognize by Bun-B featuring TI & Big K.R.I.T. produced by Big K.R.I.T.

Song of The Year-Recognize by Bun-B featuring TI & Big K.R.I.T. produced by Big K.R.I.T. by Dan-O I’ve made the argument that the pop sphere is larger than it has ever been due to the ability to find anything. The gatekeeper role of radio and upper level music executives isn’t anywhere near as important…but I’m willingContinue reading “Song of The Year-Recognize by Bun-B featuring TI & Big K.R.I.T. produced by Big K.R.I.T.”

Song of The Year-Choosy by 03 Greedo & Nef The Pharaoh featuring Chris O Bannon & ALLBLACK

Song of The Year-Choosy by 03 Greedo & Nef The Pharaoh featuring Chris  O Bannon & ALLBLACK by Dan-O The story of the 03 Greedo X Nef The Pharaoh collaboration EP Porter 2 Grape always points back to the depressing reality that Greedo is going to prison for 20 years for riding extra dirty. GreedoContinue reading “Song of The Year-Choosy by 03 Greedo & Nef The Pharaoh featuring Chris O Bannon & ALLBLACK”

Song of The Year-Amen by Bobby Feeno

Song of The Year-Amen by Bobby Feeno by Dan-O I always liked Arian Foster. Even though athletes rapping doesn’t always work out well I was pretty sure Flamingo and Koval (his debut album) would. Yes he did pick a Nintendo 64 lead character name (not for real but it does sound like it) to rap under butContinue reading “Song of The Year-Amen by Bobby Feeno”

The Vulnerable Layer

The Vulnerable Layer by Dan-O A lot of old school hip hop heads do a fair (or unfair) amount of complaining about pink hair tight pants and tattoos. These new kids on drugs trap beats and repeating words over and over again…are a much smaller percentage of hip hop than you might think. I noticed thisContinue reading “The Vulnerable Layer”

Song of the year-In My Dreams by Kali Uchis produced by and featuring Damon Albarn

Song of the year-In My Dreams by Kali Uchis produced by and featuring Damon Albarn by Dan-O Kali Uchis had a fantastic 2017 popping up and doing great work in important places. On two of my top albums of the year she threw down (See You Again on Tyler, The Creator’s Flower Boy and Get You onContinue reading “Song of the year-In My Dreams by Kali Uchis produced by and featuring Damon Albarn”

Song of The Year-Lil Thing by Knox Fortune

Song of The Year-Lil Thing by Knox Fortune By Dan-O Debut albums are so much more complete than they used to be. The death of the music industry happened first with the death of developing talent. At this point signee’s must have already established their sound. So it is no shock when you listen toContinue reading “Song of The Year-Lil Thing by Knox Fortune”

Goodbye and Thank You-Prodigy

Goodbye and Thank You-Prodigy by Daniel Olney Anger and depression are the most interesting shows to watch they present the adversity that begs the question; how to overcome it. Entertainers are well aware of this and some of our favorite musicians (rappers being no exceptions) are actors digging through the lovely life they have forContinue reading “Goodbye and Thank You-Prodigy”

Mixtape Review-Meekend Music by Meek Mill

Mixtape Review-Meekend Music by Meek Mill by Dan-O The notion that your diss song is better so you kill your opponent’s careers is as real as Santa. Santa is grounded in a real factual dude from who cares how long ago who did stuff for his neighborhood but that dude is gone. The notion thatContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Meekend Music by Meek Mill”