#Bandcampgold-MacGregor Park by Fat Tony

#Bandcampgold-MacGregor Park by Fat Tony by Dan-O The bandcamp description says Fat Tony read a book on Houston hip hop and found out that the first rap single ever released in Houston was called MacGregor Park, which is where the title track and name of this album come from. The resulting eight track project isContinue reading “#Bandcampgold-MacGregor Park by Fat Tony”

Sample Snitch-Rick Ross, Scarface, Ice Cube, The Stylistics and Thom Bell—hip hop’s relationship to the song People Make The World Go Round

Sample Snitch-Rick Ross, Scarface, Ice Cube, The Stylistics and Thom Bell—hip hop’s relationship to the song People Make The World Go Round By Dan-O The name you need to know is Thom Bell. Philadelphia Soul is known for its grand production, the downside being major name producers treated the singers as dispensable. The notion becameContinue reading “Sample Snitch-Rick Ross, Scarface, Ice Cube, The Stylistics and Thom Bell—hip hop’s relationship to the song People Make The World Go Round”

Mixtape Review-Finesse The World by Retchy P

Mixtape Review-Finesse The World by Retchy P by Dan-O The easy way to say it is that hip hop needs villains but the statement is incomplete. Hip hop is one of the few genres not just able to readily produce villains but to create albums and mixtapes that speak from the perspective of the villain.Continue reading “Mixtape Review-Finesse The World by Retchy P”

FME Official Guide to The Five Combat Jack Episodes you need to hear

FME Official Guide to The Five Combat Jack Episodes you need to hear by Dan-O This is not a podcast review. I have never been able to wrap my head around why those exist. I love podcasts and have heard A LOT of them but only two hip hop podcasts are must listen for me(theContinue reading “FME Official Guide to The Five Combat Jack Episodes you need to hear”

Mixtape Review-Mailbox Money by Nipsey Hussle

Mixtape Review-Mailbox Money by Nipsey Hussle by Dan-O I have said things about Nipsey Hussle like “If he broke in the 90’s he would be just another West Coast Gangsta rapper,” or “I don’t know why everyone cares so much about Nipsey Hussle?” Scarface turned it all around for me. In an interview he didContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Mailbox Money by Nipsey Hussle”

FREE ALBUM REVIEW- Run The Jewels 2 by El-P x Killer Mike

FREE ALBUM REVIEW- Run The Jewels 2 by El-P x Killer Mike by Dan-O Everyone has come up to me the last few weeks asking what I think of the event album Run The Jewels 2. Honestly, I had no idea what to say but at this point I’m willing to take a go atContinue reading “FREE ALBUM REVIEW- Run The Jewels 2 by El-P x Killer Mike”

Mixtape Review-King Chip-44108

Mixtape Review-King Chip-44108 by Dan-O Who is King Chip? He’s the sound coming through the weed smoke in fleets of Fleetwoods, the head nodding stimuli in clusters of Caddy’s all throughout the Midwest. Before his new mixtape 44108 came out I felt like it was going to be important. I was nervous. Chip is notContinue reading “Mixtape Review-King Chip-44108”

Mixtape Review-Stalley-Honest Cowboy

Mixtape Review-Stalley-Honest Cowboy by Dan-O Picture rap music as a classroom containing all the personalities we are familiar with. The pretty boy who writes poetry in his free time, the goon who picks a fight every few days just to feel healthy, the smart kid everyone copies off of, the trashy chick the guys pretendContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Stalley-Honest Cowboy”

Songs of the Year-Life by Philthy Rich featuring Scarface&Allen Anthony

Life by Philthy Rich featuring Scarface &Allen Anthony by Dan-O This track is off of Philthy Rich’s Thizzler.com exclusive Not Enough Real N#$%%’s Left mixtape. P. Rich has a pretty chunky flow that can make for hard listening (like walking through mud). Allen Anthony handles the hook and Philthy Rich learns the lesson Jay-z didContinue reading “Songs of the Year-Life by Philthy Rich featuring Scarface&Allen Anthony”

Track Breakdown: Time Machine Edition Scarface “Smile” Feat. 2Pac

Sometimes we are just going to write about something about Hip Hop that we are passionate about. Usually this is because it’s been a slow time for mixtapes for one of us and we still feel the need to update the site. With that in mind, Dan-O comes to the rescue of filling up spaceContinue reading “Track Breakdown: Time Machine Edition Scarface “Smile” Feat. 2Pac”