Three Big Winners from Rapsody’s Eve album

Three Big Winners from Rapsody’s Eve album by Dan-O Albums-With an aggregate score on Metacritic of 91 out of a 100 Rapsody’s new album Eve is not consummable in pop music chunks. While it is sixty two minutes and fifty seven seconds long It is so heavily thematic that every song acts as a vital puzzle piece in theContinue reading “Three Big Winners from Rapsody’s Eve album”

Song of The Year-Whipped Cream by Ari Lennox

Song of The Year-Whipped Cream by Ari Lennox by Dan-O I’m impressed with Dreamville. It’s a talented roster of artists from J.I.D. to Cozz to Bas and Ari Lennox but talent is all over the place. Talent doesn’t surprise me.  Any rap label headed by an artist runs into the same problem: ‘you can beContinue reading “Song of The Year-Whipped Cream by Ari Lennox”

Song of The Year-Westbrook by J.I.D. featuring A$AP FERG produced by Christo

  Song of The Year-Westbrook by J.I.D. featuring A$AP FERG produced by Christo by Dan-O It’s exciting when a new voice comes into full bloom for the public. In March of 2017 when J.I.D. put out his album The Never Story the underground publications sang about it and didn’t stop until the end of the year. ItContinue reading “Song of The Year-Westbrook by J.I.D. featuring A$AP FERG produced by Christo”

Nick Grant and The Hip Hop Cultural Divide

Nick Grant and The Hip Hop Cultural Divide by Dan-O A lot of hip hop’s most important cultural “beefs” are forced onto it from the audience and not actually a problem the artists have. The west coast/east coast beef comes to mind as an example. What is happening right now is the great splitting ofContinue reading “Nick Grant and The Hip Hop Cultural Divide”

Mixtape Review-It’s Better This Way by Big K.R.I.T.

Mixtape Review-It’s Better This Way by Big K.R.I.T. by Dan-O Would it be controversial if I said K.R.I.T. would already be a legend in his own time if he was white? Would it be outrageous for me to say that he would be standing next to Drake in sales if he was from New York?Continue reading “Mixtape Review-It’s Better This Way by Big K.R.I.T.”

Song of The Year-No Sleeep by Janet Jackson featuring J.Cole

Song of The Year-No Sleeep by Janet Jackson featuring J.Cole by Dan-O At the height of her fame Janet was stuck smack in the middle between two of the most important female artists in history. Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey were in a high note arms race, holding the microphone and bending backward belting andContinue reading “Song of The Year-No Sleeep by Janet Jackson featuring J.Cole”

Mixtape Review-Surf by Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment

Mixtape Review-Surf by Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment by Dan-O As massive and overwhelming as Surf felt on the first listen, the more I come back the bigger it feels. I find myself listening to songs I’ve heard lots of times and grunting in awe at how sharply and warmly resonant each moment is.Continue reading “Mixtape Review-Surf by Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment”