Song of The Year-The Pines by 070 Shake

Song of The Year-The Pines by 070 Shake by Dan-O Leadbelly would be pretty excited about the 2020 Cover of one of his favorite songs, Where Did You Sleep Last Night? It comes on 070 Shake’s new album Modus Vivendi. She makes it a completely modern experience with heavy autotune and synths, but Shake and her team(MikeContinue reading “Song of The Year-The Pines by 070 Shake”

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-The Space Program by A Tribe Called Quest

Song of The Year-The Space Program by A Tribe Called Quest by Dan-O 2016 is full of classic artists finding new footing: Common, Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, and now Tribe Called Quest. Each one of them when asked is clear that they are inspired by this new generation and wants back in the game. IfContinue reading “Song of The Year-The Space Program by A Tribe Called Quest”

Song of The Year-Casket Pretty by Noname Gypsy

Song of The Year-Casket Pretty by Noname Gypsy https://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=3R58DzceXeg I am very worried we are going to end up on the wrong side of history. At a party where the age average was two generations older and everyone was white; I started asking who they voted for in 1960. Kennedy? Nixon? Most of them saidContinue reading “Song of The Year-Casket Pretty by Noname Gypsy”

Song of The Year-Holy Key by DJ Khaled featuring Kendrick Lamar & Big Sean

Song of The Year-Holy Key by DJ Khaled featuring Kendrick Lamar & Big Sean by Dan-O A lot of people consider Khaled any number of things: hilarious, vicious self-promotor, someone who flips on his friends in favor of newer, hotter names. His new album Major Key is absolutely the hip hop light show it setContinue reading “Song of The Year-Holy Key by DJ Khaled featuring Kendrick Lamar & Big Sean”

Song of The Year-Winner$ by Scotty ATL featuring Cyhi The Prince produced by Toomp

Song of The Year-Winner$ by Scotty ATL featuring Cyhi The Prince produced by Toomp by Dan-O If someone asked me (no one ever asks me questions this specific) who the next hip hop mega-star from Atlanta will be I would answer Scotty ATL. I’m not saying he’s going to be a name; he’s already aContinue reading “Song of The Year-Winner$ by Scotty ATL featuring Cyhi The Prince produced by Toomp”

Throwback Thursday-The self-destructive finale of Mobb Deep

Throwback Thursday-The self-destructive finale of Mobb Deep by Dan-O So its 2005. Last year Mobb Deep put out Amerikaz Nightmare which was a superb album but destroyed internally by Jay-z who pulled strings to keep the radio/video play down. 50 Cent signs Mobb Deep which is a pretty big deal because his first album inContinue reading “Throwback Thursday-The self-destructive finale of Mobb Deep”

Song of The Year-Super Crip by Snoop Dogg produced by Just Blaze

Song of The Year-Super Crip by Snoop Dogg produced by Just Blaze by Dan-O I’m not going to waste any time trying to convince you that Snoop Dogg’s new album Coolaid is remarkable and one of the best albums of 2016. If you’re reading this it’s likely that your image of Snoop is very closeContinue reading “Song of The Year-Super Crip by Snoop Dogg produced by Just Blaze”

Worst Song of The Year-Juice by Future

Worst Song of The Year-Juice by Future by Dan-O Future released his new mixtape Project E.T. it’s a DJ Esco mixtape but it’s obviously Future.  Stereogum and Pitchfork (& others) are saying that Future sounds tired. This is code. He doesn’t actually sound like he needs to catch 8 more hours under silk sheets orContinue reading “Worst Song of The Year-Juice by Future”

Song of The Year-In Fashion by Gregory Porter

Song of The Year-In Fashion by Gregory Porter by Dan-O Your relationship with Gregory Porters music depends entirely on how much skip you need in your step. Music isn’t necessarily logical or linear in understanding so some people wake up to Pantera and function on the passionate antagonism in that kind of music. For peopleContinue reading “Song of The Year-In Fashion by Gregory Porter”