#Bandcampgold= Jidenna-The Chief

Bandcampgold=Jidenna-The Chief by Dan-O The Netflix series Luke Cage did a fantastic job maximizing the musical environment it presented. One of the show stopping performances was Jidenna who absolutely tore it down. My wife looked at me and said “That guy is GOOD.” All I could do was shrug. I don’t listen to the radioContinue reading “#Bandcampgold= Jidenna-The Chief”

#SpotifyTidalAppleMusicgold-Songs.4.People.Who.Break.Promises by Niko Is

#SpotifyTidalAppleMusicgold-Songs.4.People.Who.Break.Promises by Niko Is by Dan-O As dominant as the genre is, it suffers. Post- Kid Cudi it shifted from being a musical form crafted by hustlers and drug dealers to drug addicts going through the crash/rebirth cycle. It reignited things for a while(giving a different perspective) but these aren’t cocaine addicts shouting and twitching thisContinue reading “#SpotifyTidalAppleMusicgold-Songs.4.People.Who.Break.Promises by Niko Is”

They call these things mixtapes but we have to pay for them?

They call these things mixtapes but we have to pay for them? by Dan-O Whenever people look at me and say the mixtape doesn’t exist anymore; no difference exists between albums and mixtapes…I have to look at them confused. What do you mean? I know it’s an album because I paid for the thing. ThisContinue reading “They call these things mixtapes but we have to pay for them?”

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”

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”

The Art of Spiderwebbing p.1: Dreamer’s Block by Suede Jury

The Art of Spiderwebbing p.1: Dreamer’s Block by Suede Jury by Dan-O Spiderwebbing is the only way I know to learn things. It’s just the art of asking questions. I guess it’s most important when listening to Jazz because it’s such a team effort. You start researching every beautiful song. Who is playing bass? IsContinue reading “The Art of Spiderwebbing p.1: Dreamer’s Block by Suede Jury”

Song of The Year-GA Dialect(feat. Couleen Lagon) produced by DJ Burn One and Cy Fyre

Song of The Year-GA Dialect(feat. Couleen Lagon) produced by DJ Burn One and Cy Fyre by Dan-O Scotty is another artist who I thought I didn’t like but the more I saw the cover of his #FAITH mixtape on the coming soon section of Livemixtapes.com the more I found myself looking forward too it. BeingContinue reading “Song of The Year-GA Dialect(feat. Couleen Lagon) produced by DJ Burn One and Cy Fyre”

My favorite Snoop Dogg song

Editorial Snoop Dogg featuring Kurupt and Charlie wilson-Up Jump Tha Boogie by Dan-O I grew up in the era of Snoop Dogg. The anticipation on his sophomore album was unrivaled. He dominated the Chronic and his first album was coming out of every headphone in my school, parents hated him and that helped. You knowContinue reading “My favorite Snoop Dogg song”

Young Gully-HM(Hustla Movement)5 mixtape review

Young Gully-HM(Hustla Movement)5 mixtape review by Dan-O Talib Kweli did an NPR interview where he put Drake and Kendrick Lamar in the same category as rappers just talking about “sex, drinking, and partying” holding himself up as the single shining example of consciousness in hip hop. It was surprising cause Kweli has a great earContinue reading “Young Gully-HM(Hustla Movement)5 mixtape review”

Song of the year-Future featuring Rocko-Chosen One

Song of the year-Future featuring Rocko-Chosen One by Dan-O It’s easy to hate the hottest artists. It’s like that commercial you love the first time and despise the 85th time. I totally get that. What shouldn’t get lost is the effort it takes to be everywhere, the talent it takes. This is certainly the caseContinue reading “Song of the year-Future featuring Rocko-Chosen One”