Song Of The Year-Young and Invincible by Zacari featuring Lil Yachty

Song Of The Year-Young and Invincible by Zacari featuring Lil Yachty by Dan-O If you are old like I am (old enough to call Mark Wahlberg Marky Mark) and you dislike/can’t figure out new school rap and its value I can help. This song can help. If Young and Invincible was a rap song fromContinue reading “Song Of The Year-Young and Invincible by Zacari featuring Lil Yachty”

The case for Schoolboy Q as a top 3 lyricist in 2018

The case for Schoolboy Q as a top 3 lyricist in 2018 by Dan-O I’m not doing the “he’s no Kool Moe Dee” all time argument with you Fuzzy Kangol Truthers. Save his place in history for later down the line right now we are talking about right now. The other thing to get out ofContinue reading “The case for Schoolboy Q as a top 3 lyricist in 2018”

Peeling The Layers of Damn

Peeling The Layers of Damn by Dan-O The rewarding part of Kendrick Lamar’s album Damn is how many layers it has while not demanding anything of you. If you just want to enjoy it you can do that. I got together with my cohort Lewis Richards and we analyzed the religious themes present in the album.Continue reading “Peeling The Layers of Damn”

Kendrick to Ice Cube: Damn is the Death Certificate of his catalog

Kendrick to Ice Cube: Damn is the Death Certificate of his catalog by Dan-O It is very well established that To Pimp A Butterfly has a direct connection to Tupac’s Me Against The World.  If you don’t believe it go to https://freemusicempire.com/2016/06/09/nihilism-in-rap-music-2pac-shakur-me-against-the-world/ and do the full podcast run. I think Kendrick has a different baseContinue reading “Kendrick to Ice Cube: Damn is the Death Certificate of his catalog”

Purchasable Mixtape review-Thirst 48 p. 2 by Boogie

Purchasable Mixtape review-Thirst 48 p. 2 by Boogie by Dan-O In a Billboard interview about his new project Boogie was asked, Q:Is “Two Days” about her, too? A: Yeah, definitely. Every relationship song on that ‘tape is about her. By her, he means Jamesha a very specific person he has an on and off relationshipContinue reading “Purchasable Mixtape review-Thirst 48 p. 2 by Boogie”

How audiomack links taught me to relax and embrace Dom Kennedy p.3

The Yellow Album ————————————————————————————————————————————— by Dan-O For proof positive that you are listening to an artist with the potential for pop rap stardom not just hip hop notoriety press play; The Yellow Album sounds like a platinum seller that should be in every Target you step in. An easy to way to judge this isContinue reading “How audiomack links taught me to relax and embrace Dom Kennedy p.3”

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-Book of Soul by Ab-Soul

Song of the year-Book of Soul by Ab-Soul by Dan-O When I was deployed to assist an infantry training unit in the early 2000’s the Nas v. Jay debate was at its literal height. Stillmatic had just dropped and Blueprint had already changed the way beats were made. The entire platoon broke in half andContinue reading “Song of the year-Book of Soul by Ab-Soul”