Rap Radar Podcast can teach you how a song gets made.

Rap Radar Podcast can teach you how a song gets made. by Dan-O Rap Radar Pod has interviewed every important artist in hip hop this year (or it feels like that). During the December interview of Burna Boy he showcases the coolest accent ever. He’s got a deep voice with a Nigerian/UK combo accent. NineteenContinue reading “Rap Radar Podcast can teach you how a song gets made.”

The Greatest Name-Checker in Rap History

The Greatest Name-Checker in Rap History by Dan-O The Game put out a new album(Born 2 Rap) that is not great. He takes samples from high profile songs and says Nicki’s name a bunch because he wants to have sex with her still (he’s been saying thirsty things about Nicki for YEARS). He talks aboutContinue reading “The Greatest Name-Checker in Rap History”

My Favorite Album of 2019

My Favorite Album of 2019 by Dan-O How much do I love Jidenna? I’m not even worried about what drops in the rest of November and December. Bring Frank Ocean, Drake, bring a thousand Future features! None of it will replace the uniquely fly experience of listening to 85 To Africa. My excitement for his music mightContinue reading “My Favorite Album of 2019”

#BandcampGold-1990 by Amerigo Gazaway & Xiomara

#BandcampGold-1990 by Amerigo Gazaway & Xiomara by Dan-O I used to burn cd compilations of 90’s R & B. They were semi-notorious amongst my crew (Army stuff). I called the series “Booty Music” because the 90’s were the first decade where the music said what it meant. As richly political and social as 70’s RContinue reading “#BandcampGold-1990 by Amerigo Gazaway & Xiomara”

#SampleSnitch-Curren$y and Jay Worthy ride with The Stylistics

#SampleSnitch-Curren$y and Jay Worthy ride with The Stylistics by Dan-O The Stylistics are a huge marker in whether you’re talking to a real R & B person. Anyone who has ever heard music can monologue on the importance of Stevie Wonder or Marvin Gaye. Those are pop stars. The self-titled 1971 Stylistics album is betterContinue reading “#SampleSnitch-Curren$y and Jay Worthy ride with The Stylistics”

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-Black Beans by Exile x Choosey

#Bandcampgold-Black Beans by Exile x Choosey by Dan-O The world makes us feel terrible. Mac Miller and Nipsey Hussle are dead. Ogres are in power and they don’t even lie to us about how old evil and full of greed/hate they are. Music is necessary, all kinds of music. Black Beans is a beam of light on theContinue reading “#Bandcampgold-Black Beans by Exile x Choosey”

#Bandcampgold-Cover Art by Anderson Paak

#Bandcampgold-Cover Art by Anderson Paak by Dan-O If you didn’t know who Anderson Paak was after summer 2015 I don’t think you’re a hip hop head. When Dr. Dre came out of his cave August 7th 2015 to release Compton everyone in hip hop noted it. Thumbing through the sixteen tracks listed Paak was on sixContinue reading “#Bandcampgold-Cover Art by Anderson Paak”

Song Review-10 Piece by Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa produced by Dame Grease

  Song Review-10 Piece by Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa produced by Dame Grease by Dan-O The mixtape era taught artists how to sell themselves post-music industry collapse. When Wiz & Curren$y dropped How Fly they outlined their rap and lifestyle values without any A & R influence or board meetings to approve. They sent it right toContinue reading “Song Review-10 Piece by Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa produced by Dame Grease”

#Bandcampgold-Malik Ruff by Quadry

#Bandcampgold-Malik Ruff by Quadry by Dan-O Malik Ruff is an album I really like. I don’t have it numerically placed on my list of year end albums yet (it just came out November 2nd) but I really like it. The project washes over you. It balances a distinct ambiance that soaks your sonic pace and tempo with a realContinue reading “#Bandcampgold-Malik Ruff by Quadry”