Song of The Year-College Girls by P-Lo featuring Skizzy Mars

Song of The Year-College Girls by P-Lo featuring Skizzy Mars By Dan-O People who love fun hip pop music were a little let down by Lil Yachty’s debut album Teenage Emotions which turned out to be oppressively long and confusingly muddled with several elements that don’t serve Yachty well. If you are looking for theContinue reading “Song of The Year-College Girls by P-Lo featuring Skizzy Mars”

FME 2016 MVP HONORABLE MENTION-YG

FME 2016 MVP HONORABLE MENTION-YG by Dan-O We used to crown “mixtape MVP” but the distinction between mixtape and album is unimportant at this point. Everyone has streaming services and no one pays per album, it is a heartless profit starved reality but it is our reality. YG was almost my pick for 2016 MVPContinue reading “FME 2016 MVP HONORABLE MENTION-YG”

Mixtape Review-The Rest Comes Later by Snow Tha Product

Mixtape Review-The Rest Comes Later by Snow Tha Product by Dan-O 2015 is full of projects I could review and many of them are more coherent and cohesive than The Rest Comes Later. The reason I can’t stop writing about Snow Tha Product is the depth of talent on display when she raps. Snow canContinue reading “Mixtape Review-The Rest Comes Later by Snow Tha Product”

Mixtape Review-Roachy Balboa 4 by Roach Gigz

Mixtape Review-Roachy Balboa 4 by Roach Gigz by Dan-O The mental picture created when listening to Roach Gigz is that of a race car driver or X Games participant. He seems to have a flow faster than his mind if that makes sense. He doesn’t just surprise listeners with odd entertaining imagery at times heContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Roachy Balboa 4 by Roach Gigz”

Song Review-Bompton by YG produced by DJ Mustard

Song Review-Bompton by YG produced by DJ Mustard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-RIYI3z2xs by Dan-O This sounds worse than it is but a lot of music people simply thought of YG as an appendage of DJ Mustard. He can organize the Mustard sound with his energy and flow but without it he’s ok at best. This all changed withContinue reading “Song Review-Bompton by YG produced by DJ Mustard”

Song Review-N The Traffic by Droop-E, J Stalin, and Nite Jewel

Song Review-N The Traffic by Droop-E, J Stalin, and Nite Jewel by Dan-O The first four times you listen to this song off of Droop-E’s Itunes EP Hungry and Humble you may only be able to focus on the beat. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind. He’s one of the best producers in hip hop todayContinue reading “Song Review-N The Traffic by Droop-E, J Stalin, and Nite Jewel”

Mixtape Review-HBK Gang-Gang Forever

Mixtape Review-HBK Gang-Gang Forever by Dan-O I can think of a lot of things the HBK Gang compilation isn’t. It’s not a taut concept record, something that feels like an album given for free. At the same time it’s certainly not a lazy collection of freestyles. The only thing I can think to compare itContinue reading “Mixtape Review-HBK Gang-Gang Forever”

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”

Problem & IAMSU! –Million Dollar Afro mixtape review

Problem & IAMSU! –Million Dollar Afro mixtape review by Dan-O One of the truly awesome things about having your own site is that you can dictate when, where, and why you do things. No deadlines. When the two young leaders of the California ratchet movement (Problem and IAMSU!) teamed up and dropped a mixtape IContinue reading “Problem & IAMSU! –Million Dollar Afro mixtape review”

Songs of the Year: CJ-Set It On Fire

Songs of the Year: CJ-Set It On Fire by Dan-O IAMSU! heads a group called the HBK Gang from the bay area and they are a ratchet music factory. If you are not familiar with the term it is what we all agreed to call the residual effects of Hyphy on bay area music. TheContinue reading “Songs of the Year: CJ-Set It On Fire”