Mixtape Review-In Tune We Trust by Lil Wayne

Mixtape Review-In Tune We Trust by Lil Wayne by Dan-O Looking back on what Wayne accomplished is shocking, even if you start at 2007. By the end of 2008 he had sold 2.88 million copies of Carter III and changed how pop rap albums sound forever. He created the pop mixtape market with his DedicationContinue reading “Mixtape Review-In Tune We Trust by Lil Wayne”

Kendrick to Ice Cube: Damn is the Death Certificate of his catalog

Kendrick to Ice Cube: Damn is the Death Certificate of his catalog by Dan-O It is very well established that To Pimp A Butterfly has a direct connection to Tupac’s Me Against The World.  If you don’t believe it go to https://freemusicempire.com/2016/06/09/nihilism-in-rap-music-2pac-shakur-me-against-the-world/ and do the full podcast run. I think Kendrick has a different baseContinue reading “Kendrick to Ice Cube: Damn is the Death Certificate of his catalog”

Top 5 Takeaways from 2 Future Albums in 2 Weeks

Top 5 Takeaways from 2 Future Albums in 2 Weeks by Dan-O Future just released back to back #1 albums (Future and HNDRXX). I wanted to provide five things to think about as you digest this mass of content. Are these in order of importance? Don’t be a nerd. No one cares. Who is Dre Moon?Continue reading “Top 5 Takeaways from 2 Future Albums in 2 Weeks”

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”

Mixtape Review-Necessary Evil: The Preface by Yung Joey

Mixtape Review-Necessary Evil: The Preface by Yung Joey by Dan-O However you feel about the trap and drill section of the rap universe when you see a mixtape with production credits that include Southside, 808 Mafia, Metro Boomin, Mike Will Made It and features from LL Cool J and Dej Loaf…you have to take notice. InsteadContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Necessary Evil: The Preface by Yung Joey”

Mixtape Review-Blue Dream & Lean 2 by Juicy J

Mixtape Review-Blue Dream & Lean 2 by Juicy J by Dan-O If you don’t like Juicy J Blue Dream & Lean 2 is not going to change your mind. If you are a fan of the raucous king of repugnant imagery and gleeful mischief this is a must hear. Juicy doesn’t just give you theContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Blue Dream & Lean 2 by Juicy J”

Song Review-Money Counter by Two-9 produced by Charlie Heat

Song Review-Money Counter by Two-9 produced by Charlie Heat by Dan-O This whole who-killed-who-on-the-track way of thinking is post-Eminem v. Jay on Renegade(on The Blueprint). That’s not how we listened to rap music when real groups existed. To be honest my favorite groups were the ones where I never thought about whose verse I wasContinue reading “Song Review-Money Counter by Two-9 produced by Charlie Heat”

Mixtape Review-Drive By from Cartie

Mixtape Review-Drive By from Cartie by Dan-O Its not just concise, tough and gigantic sounding; Drive By is also the soundtrack to losing your cool and maybe your mind. Every mixtape Don Cannon is involved with ends up turned all the way up into an event and this project is no different. Cartie marches throughContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Drive By from Cartie”

GUCCI MANE IS FME’S MVP OF 2012!!!

The only thing that is tiresome about Gucci Mane is the narrative that Rap critics have created for him.  If there isn’t a reference to his ill-advised facial tattoo, his multiple stints in the clink, his one time stint in the mental hospital, or his altercation with a woman that resulted in her being ejectedContinue reading “GUCCI MANE IS FME’S MVP OF 2012!!!”