Song review-Nipsey by Trae The Truth

Song review-Nipsey by Trae The Truth by Dan-O I do not feel well. Generally, I am not a neurotic person. My mind is something I manage assertively but the beat on Trae The Truth’s song Nipsey sounds like the buzzing in my head ever since Nip passed. The light piano is the ever-present weeping ofContinue reading “Song review-Nipsey by Trae The Truth”

#Bandcampgold-Malik Ruff by Quadry

#Bandcampgold-Malik Ruff by Quadry by Dan-O Malik Ruff is an album I really like. I don’t have it numerically placed on my list of year end albums yet (it just came out November 2nd) but I really like it. The project washes over you. It balances a distinct ambiance that soaks your sonic pace and tempo with a realContinue reading “#Bandcampgold-Malik Ruff by Quadry”

Sample Snitch-Chaka Khan, Simply Red, 8ball, & MJG

  Sample Snitch-Chaka Khan, Simply Red, 8ball, & MJG by Dan-O So UGK dropped their first album Too Hard To Swallow in 1992 stacked with old soul samples. The sample listing includes Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, and the Isley Brothers. I’ve already written a previous Sample Snitch about the Isley connection with UGK. A year laterContinue reading “Sample Snitch-Chaka Khan, Simply Red, 8ball, & MJG”

#Bandcampgold-Fuel City by The Outfit, TX

#Bandcampgold-Fuel City by The Outfit, TX by Dan-O Pressing play on Fuel City by Dallas rap group The Outfit, TX is like discovering Three 6 Mafia for the first time.  That is not to say they are doing Three 6, this just has the permissive energy of the best crunk you can think of. IContinue reading “#Bandcampgold-Fuel City by The Outfit, TX”

Song Review-Who Want It by David Banner featuring Black Thought & WatchtheDuck produced by THX

  Song Review-Who Want It by David Banner featuring Black Thought & WatchtheDuck produced by THX   by Dan-O No one is dumber than me on the subject of Black Thought. While I love and admire The Roots discography and hang on every new release the way nearly every hip hop head of my generationContinue reading “Song Review-Who Want It by David Banner featuring Black Thought & WatchtheDuck produced by THX”

Throwback Thursday-Lost Ya’ll Mind by Kilo Ali

Throwback Thursday-Lost Ya’ll Mind by Kilo Ali by Dan-O Netflix has a great documentary on Dungeon Family production team Organized Noize(The Art of Organized Noize) and its full of great old school southern rap name drops. I’ve been fascinated because because it feels like southern rap history is left to be the least explored outsideContinue reading “Throwback Thursday-Lost Ya’ll Mind by Kilo Ali”

Mixtape Review-Culture Junky by Translee

Mixtape Review-Culture Junky by Translee by Dan-O If I called Translee a weirdo I’m not sure that would be a good enough summation. You might think of Kool Keith-Black Elvis in Space or Cam’ron dressed up like the Pink Panther. Instead, it would be better to say Translee doesn’t believe in the conventional hip hopContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Culture Junky by Translee”