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”

Mixtape Review(Mashup edition)-American Godfather by Jay-Z & DJ Skee

Mixtape Review (Mashup edition)-American Godfather by Jay-Z & DJ Skee by Dan-O It bothers me that the mixtape revolution which gave us hip hop in its modern form is hard to find traces of. You can still scour datpiff archives but when I throw “Kush and OJ” through my Amazon unlimited search bar it comes backContinue reading “Mixtape Review(Mashup edition)-American Godfather by Jay-Z & DJ Skee”

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”

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”

Song Review-If Skillz Sold featuring Siebz produced by Purp Dogg

Song Review-If Skillz Sold featuring Siebz produced by Purp Dogg by Dan-O Moss Da Beast did not release his #IfSkillzSold mixtape to shame the hip hop community for listening to the radio. The title is a way to get the discussion out of the way: Moss might never become popular by comparison to lesser rappersContinue reading “Song Review-If Skillz Sold featuring Siebz produced by Purp Dogg”

Song Review-Bab​y Come Around by IZA produced by Snoop Dogg

Song Review-Bab​y Come Around by IZA produced by Snoop Dogg by Dan-O I could probably get you interested in the mixtape Flower In The Jungle by IZA with a simple tagline. Polish singer does a DJ Skee mixtape produced entirely by Snoop Dogg. Those components alone would make a lot of rap fans press playContinue reading “Song Review-Bab​y Come Around by IZA produced by Snoop Dogg”

Song Review-Rollin’ by The Bobby Effect produced by Ade Cruse

Song Review-Rollin’ by The Bobby Effect produced by Ade Cruse If you’ve never heard The Bobby Effect your first reaction could be the teeth sucking realization that this is another one of those people influenced by Nicki Minaj. The problem with the who-influenced-who game is it always ends with me yelling about how much JayContinue reading “Song Review-Rollin’ by The Bobby Effect produced by Ade Cruse”

Young Moe-Humble Hustle 2 mixtape review

Young Moe-Humble Hustle 2 mixtape review by Dan-O Free Music Empire contributor D.L. aptly characterized the goals of Humble Hustle 1 in the last sentence of his review from April of last year (https://freemusicempire.com/2012/04/16/young-moe-humble-hustle-2012/), “Here is a bizarro gangster Trap Rap mixtape that fills in the gaps left by caricature, and shows a real person’sContinue reading “Young Moe-Humble Hustle 2 mixtape review”

song review-Nite & Day produced by Marco Polo (scratches by Shylow) featuring Big Daddy Kane

Song Review-Nite & Day produced by Marco Polo (scratches by Shylow) featuring Big Daddy Kane by Dan-O This song is off of Marco Polo’s Newport Authority 2 mixtape (a bunch of great songs he couldn’t clear the samples for and put out for free). He’s a Canadian born producer who worked with Rawkus Records atContinue reading “song review-Nite & Day produced by Marco Polo (scratches by Shylow) featuring Big Daddy Kane”

Hologram Kizzie(aka Psalm One)-Free Hugs mixtape review

Hologram Kizzie(aka Psalm One)-Free Hugs mixtape review by Dan-O Psalm One has always been an immeasurable talent. When she broke out a fickle hip hop underground built her to be something they wanted. I believe the comparison that always followed her 2006 debut The Death of Frequent Flier was “a mix between Lupe Fiasco andContinue reading “Hologram Kizzie(aka Psalm One)-Free Hugs mixtape review”