Song Review-Marksmen by Roc Marciano featuring Ka produced by Arch Druids

Song Review-Marksmen by Roc Marciano featuring Ka produced by Arch Druids by Dan-O I don’t think any song on the new Joey Bada$$ album (All-Amerikkkan Bada$$) is as important as him going to Hot 97 and telling them NY radio hasn’t grown. He was correct but I would have changed the ageism laced in hisContinue reading “Song Review-Marksmen by Roc Marciano featuring Ka produced by Arch Druids”

Song of The Year-The Space Program by A Tribe Called Quest

Song of The Year-The Space Program by A Tribe Called Quest by Dan-O 2016 is full of classic artists finding new footing: Common, Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, and now Tribe Called Quest. Each one of them when asked is clear that they are inspired by this new generation and wants back in the game. IfContinue reading “Song of The Year-The Space Program by A Tribe Called Quest”

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”

Song Review-Dudley Boyz by Westside Gunn featuring Action Bronson produced by Alchemist

  Song Review-Dudley Boyz by Westside Gunn featuring Action Bronson  produced by Alchemist by Dan-O Have I told you how much I love Westside Gunn’s Flygod album? It has the same crushing sense of hardcore content with a twist of dark humor that Sean Price was so great at creating. In addition, it features productionContinue reading “Song Review-Dudley Boyz by Westside Gunn featuring Action Bronson produced by Alchemist”

Song Review-Heard Dat by Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud

Song Review-Heard Dat by Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud by Dan-O When a sound is described as “nostalgic” no part of that is complimentary. They are inferring that it spins its wheels by replicating an old sound that we all miss and want back without moving at all into the future. It gets tossedContinue reading “Song Review-Heard Dat by Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud”

Mixtape Review-White Christmas 3 by Troy Ave

Mixtape Review-White Christmas 3 by Troy Ave by Dan-O Troy Ave put out his Major Without A Deal album to the lowest sales numbers anyone could imagine. The result was classic ugly internet foolishness; the critics told everyone they knew he didn’t matter the whole time, the twitter comedians were cutting together the funniest meme’sContinue reading “Mixtape Review-White Christmas 3 by Troy Ave”

Song Review (Missed It Edition)-More by Cormega produced by Large Professor

Song Review (Missed It Edition) –More by Cormega produced by Large Professor by Dan-O Cormega did a full album with Large Professor last year aptly titled Mega Philosophy and it was just too much for me. Mega has been through ups and downs in his lengthy career (part of The Firm down with Nas, outContinue reading “Song Review (Missed It Edition)-More by Cormega produced by Large Professor”