Song of the year-Ace by Noname featuring Smino & Saba

Song of the year-Ace by Noname featuring Smino & Saba by Dan-O   I really do regret not listening to Smino-Blkswn earlier. I missed out on the countless relistens and an orator who seems to have neo-soul finger snap rhythm resonating from the depths of his soul. Every second of a song with Smino onContinue reading “Song of the year-Ace by Noname featuring Smino & Saba”

Song of The Year-Play by Big Freedia featuring Goldiie

Song of The Year-Play by Big Freedia featuring Goldiie by Dan-O When I heard the album Just Be Free in 2014 I must have listened to it the way the kids look at the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park (early part of the movie). Living in Maine I’m sure I expressed wide -eyed tap- the-glass confusionContinue reading “Song of The Year-Play by Big Freedia featuring Goldiie”

Song of The Year-Choosy by 03 Greedo & Nef The Pharaoh featuring Chris O Bannon & ALLBLACK

Song of The Year-Choosy by 03 Greedo & Nef The Pharaoh featuring Chris  O Bannon & ALLBLACK by Dan-O The story of the 03 Greedo X Nef The Pharaoh collaboration EP Porter 2 Grape always points back to the depressing reality that Greedo is going to prison for 20 years for riding extra dirty. GreedoContinue reading “Song of The Year-Choosy by 03 Greedo & Nef The Pharaoh featuring Chris O Bannon & ALLBLACK”

Song of The Year-Nont For Sale by Sudan Archives

Song of The Year-Nont For Sale by Sudan Archives by Dan-O I would bet the artist Sudan Archives knows more about the violin than I know about my family. Nont For Sale is my summer song but also a class I’m enrolled in on how to build a song. The first seven seconds are herContinue reading “Song of The Year-Nont For Sale by Sudan Archives”

Song of The Year-Amen by Bobby Feeno

Song of The Year-Amen by Bobby Feeno by Dan-O I always liked Arian Foster. Even though athletes rapping doesn’t always work out well I was pretty sure Flamingo and Koval (his debut album) would. Yes he did pick a Nintendo 64 lead character name (not for real but it does sound like it) to rap under butContinue reading “Song of The Year-Amen by Bobby Feeno”

Operation Doom Discography/Song of The Year-Phantoms featuring Kendra Morris & Open Mike Eagle produced by 7L

Operation Doom Discography/Song of The Year-Phantoms featuring Kendra Morris & Open Mike Eagle produced by 7L by Dan-O I couldn’t have been luckier than to wrap up the Doom discography run with Czarface Meets Metal Face.  The Czarface supergroup that started in 2013 was directly built upon the legacy of MF Doom. The skits theContinue reading “Operation Doom Discography/Song of The Year-Phantoms featuring Kendra Morris & Open Mike Eagle produced by 7L”

Song of The Year-Keep The Devil Off by Big K.R.I.T. produced by Big K.R.I.T.

Song of The Year-Keep The Devil Off by Big K.R.I.T. produced by Big K.R.I.T. by Dan-O Wherever I have worked, anything I have achieved has been on the strength of who I am to the people around me…not management. I’ve never been able to convince anyone in power that I fit but the co-workers, customers,Continue reading “Song of The Year-Keep The Devil Off by Big K.R.I.T. produced by Big K.R.I.T.”

Song of The Year-Lil Thing by Knox Fortune

Song of The Year-Lil Thing by Knox Fortune By Dan-O Debut albums are so much more complete than they used to be. The death of the music industry happened first with the death of developing talent. At this point signee’s must have already established their sound. So it is no shock when you listen toContinue reading “Song of The Year-Lil Thing by Knox Fortune”

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”

Song of The Year-Survivor by Mary J Blige

Song of The Year-Survivor by Mary J Blige by Dan-O Mary will always have a special place in my heart. When I was away from home for the first time (out of country) in the Army she had one of the three albums I needed in order to survive (D’Angelo-Voodoo, 2pac-Makaveli, Mary-My Life). That wasContinue reading “Song of The Year-Survivor by Mary J Blige”