Song of the Year-Too Ill For The Law by Lakutis produced by HGHWND

Song of the Year-Too Ill For The Law by Lakutis produced by HGHWND by Dan-O One of the things I hoped to achieve with this site was NOT writing about Das Racist or anyone affiliated with it. The think piece generating insincere crew of moderately talented mc’s captured the imagination of people I am forcedContinue reading “Song of the Year-Too Ill For The Law by Lakutis produced by HGHWND”

Song of the year-Hell Of A Night by Schoolboy Q produced by DJ Dahi

Song of the year-Hell Of A Night by Schoolboy Q produced by DJ Dahi by Dan-O Every important boxer, important enough to have every other boxer wanting to fight them, had someone they just flat out didn’t want to fight. Sugar Ray Robinson ended his career with one hundred and seventy three wins but heContinue reading “Song of the year-Hell Of A Night by Schoolboy Q produced by DJ Dahi”

Song of The Year-Contemporary Man by Action Bronson produced by Party Supplies

Song of The Year-Contemporary Man by Action Bronson produced by Party Supplies by Dan-O Action Bronson has trotted his oddball lyricism around hip hop working with the very best producers in the world (Alchemist, Harry Fraud) so its anyone’s guess why the stream of consciousness strange sample meets off the top of the dome barsContinue reading “Song of The Year-Contemporary Man by Action Bronson produced by Party Supplies”

Song of The Year-Daily Betrayal by Lloyd Banks produced by Tha Jerm

Song of The Year-Daily Betrayal by Lloyd Banks produced by Tha Jerm by Dan-O The Banks music I’ve come to love reminds me in some way of old Mobb Deep bangers that make you scrunch your face up and see your breath in the cold air. This write up is probably going to be aContinue reading “Song of The Year-Daily Betrayal by Lloyd Banks produced by Tha Jerm”

SOTY-Peace Akhi by KA (AOTY The Night’s Gambit)

SOTY-Peace Akhi by KA (AOTY The Night’s Gambit) by Dan-O The reason I loved KA’s 2012 lp Grief Pedigree is that he sounded like a war worn weary ex-criminal grandfather blazing street tale after street tale through visceral poetic imagery. If Grief Pedigree is the work of a retired street soldier, The Night’s Gambit isContinue reading “SOTY-Peace Akhi by KA (AOTY The Night’s Gambit)”

Song of the year-Jay-z Blue produced by Timbaland

Song of the year-Jay-z Blue produced by Timbaland by Dan-O Jay-z’s new album Magna Carta Holy Grail is easy to dislike. On it he name-checks Basquiat like most rappers do molly (too darn much), he even brings his sand to the beach because his beach is better. It’s a gloriously snobby album and we’re onlyContinue reading “Song of the year-Jay-z Blue produced by Timbaland”