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”

Three Reasons to Bang Ric Flair by Killer Mike

Three Reasons to Bang Ric Flair by Killer Mike by Dan-O Killer Mike is front and center as a loud and proud community voice. The first hip hop name anyone calls to interview about a political issue. All the people rabidly supporting the current Mike should walk backwards into his discography and here is threeContinue reading “Three Reasons to Bang Ric Flair by Killer Mike”

How audiomack links taught me to relax and embrace Dom Kennedy p.1

How audiomack links taught me to relax and embrace Dom Kennedy p.1 by Dan-O The first thing I ever knew about LA MC Dom Kennedy was EVERYONE loves this guy. He features on SchoolBoy Q’s album, Freddie Gibbs mixtape, Smoke Dza takes time to rap about conversations with Dom that changed his life. Curren$y doesContinue reading “How audiomack links taught me to relax and embrace Dom Kennedy p.1”

Mixtape Review-Route the Ruler by Young Roddy

Mixtape Review-Route the Ruler by Young Roddy by Dan-O Rappers always want to join prestigious crews but imagine the reality of it. You run with the Jet Life crew underneath the guidance of Curren$y who has been making music so long he was signed to Moses (and dope back then). Meanwhile Smoke Dza is snarlingContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Route the Ruler by Young Roddy”

Mixtape Review-The Drive In Theatre by Curren$y

Mixtape Review-The Drive In Theatre by Curren$y by Dan-O After reviewing music from the New Orleans juggernaut Curren$y for years I’ve become guilty of a cardinal musical sin. I realized after my second listening of his new mixtape The Drive In Theatre that he had spoiled me. The run of projects he has had inContinue reading “Mixtape Review-The Drive In Theatre by Curren$y”

Free EP Review- The Stage by Curren$y & Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud

Free EP Review- The Stage by Curren$y & Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud by Dan-O As a supporter of the Jet Life movement I’ve always been realistic. Like most prolific artists Curren$y can sound listless at times; possibly a product of doing too much or the constant experimenting with different collaborators and producers. SometimesContinue reading “Free EP Review- The Stage by Curren$y & Smoke Dza produced by Harry Fraud”

Smoke Dza-KONY review

Smoke Dza-KONY review by Dan-O Seeing Smoke Dza live is one of my most unforgettable concert experiences. It was a few years ago and he was opening for Curren$y, Fiend and the Jet Life crew. At that time I had him pegged as a weirdo, a NY rapper with a strange southern delivery who neverContinue reading “Smoke Dza-KONY review”

songs of the year-Turnbuckle Music

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Smoke Dza featuring Action Bronson-Turnbuckle Music

I’m not sure what I love more, the deadpan Action Bronson first line “Once again this the quintessential stud muffin” or the fact that at some point in the process of making the years best pro-wrestling inspired song Smoke Dza and Bronson agreed that they REALLY needed a nonsensical reggae intro/outro to complete this song. The thick, muddy groaning Harry Fraud beat, the Run-Dmc style back and forth chorus, Marty Janetty reference, it doesn’t get much better. This is track nine off of Smoke Dza’s Rugby Thompson album which is full of excitement. If you ran into me I’ve told you about it.