FME MVP HONORABLE MENTION by Dan-O No matter what the run time is, a Billy Woods song is a meal. You can spend some real time lost in his lyrics. Read the only full verse from the last song(Stranger In The Village) on his second album of the year, Terror Management. (Per Genius) Came throughContinue reading “FME MVP HONORABLE MENTION”


Intro and questions by Dan-O Answers by Billy Woods It has been very difficult this to year to pick an MVP. So many artists committed to their vision on a very high level. I will reveal the Honorable Mention next week and roll out the OFFICIAL MVP post the week after that. In the meantime,Continue reading “FIVE QUESTIONS FOR BILLY WOODS”

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”

#Bandcampgold-Hiding Places by Billy Woods x Kenny Segal

#Bandcampgold-Hiding Places by Billy Woods x Kenny Segal by Dan-O Biographers live in the world of their subject for years. Can you imagine? In depth talks with family, old letters, review of their work, nailing down different periods of life and what they meant. The subject has to be important enough to fuel the biographer.Continue reading “#Bandcampgold-Hiding Places by Billy Woods x Kenny Segal”


  FREEMUSICEMPIRE MVP OF 2018 IS ROC MARCIANO by Dan-O I was sitting with a table of people I respect. All involved are my age within five years. We were talking about music this year and they launched into how great Eminem is and his beef with MGK. It was difficult to find the wordsContinue reading “FREEMUSICEMPIRE MVP OF 2018 IS ROC MARCIANO”

Song Review-Bamboo by Skyzoo produced by MarcNfinit

Song Review-Bamboo by Skyzoo produced by MarcNfinit by Dan-O Skyzoo is so gifted that at times he’s too much for himself. At points in his discography his high IQ on jazz meets his high IQ pen and he puts out projects no one can understand. His new eight song project Peddler Themes is Skyzoo inContinue reading “Song Review-Bamboo by Skyzoo produced by MarcNfinit”

Mixtape Review-All or Nothing: Live It Up by Lloyd Banks

Mixtape Review-All or Nothing: Live It Up by Lloyd Banks by Dan-O Hillary Clinton and Lloyd Banks are more similar than you might think. In the same way the public looked at Hillary confused for staying with Bill after all the cheating, expecting her to explode in front of us, Lloyd was called out publiclyContinue reading “Mixtape Review-All or Nothing: Live It Up by Lloyd Banks”

Song of the year-Just by KA

Song of the year-Just by KA by Dan-O I wonder how hard most of the reviewers who now lavish praise on KA yearly work to understand what he is saying? It is VERY easy to get spun into his dimension and float on a sea of jagged found sounds (those out of control jingle bellsContinue reading “Song of the year-Just by KA”

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.”

Song Review-R.I.P.C.D by Flatbush Zombies produced by Erick Arc Elliott

Song Review-R.I.P.C.D by Flatbush Zombies produced by Erick Arc Elliott by Dan-O The easiest way to gauge the dopeness level of 3001: A Laced Odyssey by the Flatbush Zombies is to pay attention to the interludes. Listen to the gorgeous piano driven two minute suicide song Fly Away or the soulful head nodding Smoke BreakContinue reading “Song Review-R.I.P.C.D by Flatbush Zombies produced by Erick Arc Elliott”