My 5 favorite weird Wu-Tang songs

My 5 favorite weird Wu-Tang songs by Dan-O Showtime dropped a four part documentary series about the Wu-Tang Clan that is everything to anyone who has a place in their heart for the Staten Island pioneers. I am doing promo for it right now because it’s the last I can do for the MC’s whoContinue reading “My 5 favorite weird Wu-Tang songs”

The case for Schoolboy Q as a top 3 lyricist in 2018

The case for Schoolboy Q as a top 3 lyricist in 2018 by Dan-O I’m not doing the “he’s no Kool Moe Dee” all time argument with you Fuzzy Kangol Truthers. Save his place in history for later down the line right now we are talking about right now. The other thing to get out ofContinue reading “The case for Schoolboy Q as a top 3 lyricist in 2018”

Mixtape Review-Drunk Uncle by N.O.R.E.

Mixtape Review-Drunk Uncle by N.O.R.E. by Dan-O I am a pretty passionate hip hop head. I hate pet peeve artists I’ve never met worse than family or friends that have slighted me, but I’ve never really had an opinion on N.O.R.E. Never been able to call him wack because he swings in on tracks andContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Drunk Uncle by N.O.R.E.”

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”

Song review-See a Key(Ki’) by Skyzoo featuring Jadakiss produced by Thelonius Martin

Song review-See a Key(Ki’) by Skyzoo featuring Jadakiss produced by Thelonius Martin by Dan-O The narrative that NY hip hop is dead has been bolstered by the poor sales of Troy Ave’s album Major Without A Deal (which you won’t catch me writing about, I don’t kick people when they are down), but it’s stillContinue reading “Song review-See a Key(Ki’) by Skyzoo featuring Jadakiss produced by Thelonius Martin”

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-Beast Mode by Future x Zaytoven

Mixtape Review-Beast Mode by Future x Zaytoven by Dan-O I’m incorrect but I always think of Future as an amazing raw talent. The way basketball writers must have looked at Wilt Chamberlain. He’s not raw at all. The music always feels that way because of how he attacks it. A new project roll out forContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Beast Mode by Future x Zaytoven”

Mixtape Review-CMG presents Chapter One by Young Gotti & CMG

Mixtape Review-CMG presents Chapter One by Young Gotti & CMG by Dan-O One of the sticky notes slapped on the surface of Southern Hip Hop is the stars that shine brightest rocket upward only to fall into obscurity once the prevailing tide changes or the hit gets old. It’s impossible to make this argument workContinue reading “Mixtape Review-CMG presents Chapter One by Young Gotti & CMG”

Song Review-What Happened by Maino featuring Jadakiss

Song Review-What Happened by Maino featuring Jadakiss by Dan-O Songs like this just need to end. I would love to be talking about how much I enjoyed Maino’s new project K.O.B. but the last bonus track is a song that’s been made a thousand times by a thousand different artists. Every time it comes offContinue reading “Song Review-What Happened by Maino featuring Jadakiss”

Mixtape Review-Vado- Slime Flu 4

Mixtape Review-Vado- Slime Flu 4 by Dan-O If New York hip hop is in recovery it’s a relatively joyless one. While people like Ka and Roc Marciano release great music, the popular sound of New York is the practiced and insincere NY trap of A$ap Ferg and the like. In the world of mixtapes weContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Vado- Slime Flu 4”