Song Review-10 Piece by Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa produced by Dame Grease

  Song Review-10 Piece by Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa produced by Dame Grease by Dan-O The mixtape era taught artists how to sell themselves post-music industry collapse. When Wiz & Curren$y dropped How Fly they outlined their rap and lifestyle values without any A & R influence or board meetings to approve. They sent it right toContinue reading “Song Review-10 Piece by Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa produced by Dame Grease”

Song Review-Figure It Out by Wiz Khalifa produced by Sledgren & Cookin’ Soul

Song Review-Figure It Out by Wiz Khalifa produced by Sledgren & Cookin’ Soul by Dan-O I love Wiz Khalifa’s first album Show and Prove released in 2006. He was a 19 year old kid spitting fire and I loved his bars. It was not always an easy process watching him become this generations Snoop. ByContinue reading “Song Review-Figure It Out by Wiz Khalifa produced by Sledgren & Cookin’ Soul”

Mixtape Review-The Motivational Speech by Curren$y & Lex Luger

Mixtape Review-The Motivational Speech by Curren$y & Lex Luger by Dan-O Simple story: 2 critically important figures in the history of hip hop link up and prove to the world why they had the power to change it in the first place. If you roll back through Luger’s best beats none of them are timestampedContinue reading “Mixtape Review-The Motivational Speech by Curren$y & Lex Luger”

Mixtape Review-The Owners Manual by Curren$y

Mixtape Review-The Owners Manual by Curren$y by Dan-O It has not been easy to review mixtapes lately. While a lot of people are pleased as punch to see the upcoming on datpiff become available a lot of it sounds the same. Putting together daily playlists of new mixtapes I have more often than ever hadContinue reading “Mixtape Review-The Owners Manual by Curren$y”

Mixtape Review-Capolavoro by Fiend

Mixtape Review-Capolavoro by Fiend by Dan-O If someone asked me why I love Fiends music so much I would be forced to flip the question. How could you not? If you hate Southern rap because you can’t forage through the heavy drawl of artists like Big KRIT you don’t need to worry about that. DoContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Capolavoro by Fiend”

Mixtape Review-Route the Ruler by Young Roddy

Mixtape Review-Route the Ruler by Young Roddy by Dan-O Rappers always want to join prestigious crews but imagine the reality of it. You run with the Jet Life crew underneath the guidance of Curren$y who has been making music so long he was signed to Moses (and dope back then). Meanwhile Smoke Dza is snarlingContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Route the Ruler by Young Roddy”

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”

Fiend-Lil Ghetto Boy mixtape review

Fiend-Lil Ghetto Boy mixtape review by Dan-O When Fiend made his full on comeback by releasing 5 mixtapes in 2011 under his International Jones (rap game James Bond) character we here at FME were all in. The engaging parts of the comeback broke down like this a) a new flow out of nowhere that soundedContinue reading “Fiend-Lil Ghetto Boy mixtape review”

Curren$y-New Jet City review

Curren$y-New Jet City review by Dan-O So many rappers have claimed a link between their lyrics and the novels of Donald Goines. I don’t think any of them do it as a shallow reputation boost, Goines is still the biggest selling African American author in history…a jailed genius who spun ghetto landscape into Shakespearean tragedy.Continue reading “Curren$y-New Jet City review”

Smoke Dza-KONY review

Smoke Dza-KONY review by Dan-O Seeing Smoke Dza live is one of my most unforgettable concert experiences. It was a few years ago and he was opening for Curren$y, Fiend and the Jet Life crew. At that time I had him pegged as a weirdo, a NY rapper with a strange southern delivery who neverContinue reading “Smoke Dza-KONY review”