Ranked Discography: Wale (album) edition

Ranked Discography: Wale (album) edition by Dan-O I saw Wale live in Boston in 2008 as the opener in a Rock The Bells concert that changed my wife’s relationship to hip hop forever. He did his song Nike Boots and explained the meaning of it before he performed it. The crowd was doing the festival opener thing,Continue reading “Ranked Discography: Wale (album) edition”

Mixtape Review-Summer on Sunset by Wale

Mixtape Review-Summer on Sunset by Wale by Dan-O The tastemakers (a relatively small group of middle aged white dudes) decided a long time ago to wash their hands of Wale. Post-backpacker he embraced more of the uncomfortable/odd/off-putting elements of himself. Going to Maybach Music allowed him to make weird (maybe weird isn’t strong enough) sex jokes andContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Summer on Sunset by Wale”

Mixtape Review-Finesse The World by Retchy P

Mixtape Review-Finesse The World by Retchy P by Dan-O The easy way to say it is that hip hop needs villains but the statement is incomplete. Hip hop is one of the few genres not just able to readily produce villains but to create albums and mixtapes that speak from the perspective of the villain.Continue reading “Mixtape Review-Finesse The World by Retchy P”

Song of The Year-The White Shoes by Wale

Song of The Year-The White Shoes by Wale by Dan-O Not to get super militant on anyone but can you imagine a world where Wale is white and still as talented as he is? Can you imagine the exposure/built in audience he would have to choose from? Instead Wale is not white and not slamContinue reading “Song of The Year-The White Shoes by Wale”