Song Review-10 Piece by Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa produced by Dame Grease

  Song Review-10 Piece by Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa produced by Dame Grease by Dan-O The mixtape era taught artists how to sell themselves post-music industry collapse. When Wiz & Curren$y dropped How Fly they outlined their rap and lifestyle values without any A & R influence or board meetings to approve. They sent it right toContinue reading “Song Review-10 Piece by Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa produced by Dame Grease”

Song Review-Figure It Out by Wiz Khalifa produced by Sledgren & Cookin’ Soul

Song Review-Figure It Out by Wiz Khalifa produced by Sledgren & Cookin’ Soul by Dan-O I love Wiz Khalifa’s first album Show and Prove released in 2006. He was a 19 year old kid spitting fire and I loved his bars. It was not always an easy process watching him become this generations Snoop. ByContinue reading “Song Review-Figure It Out by Wiz Khalifa produced by Sledgren & Cookin’ Soul”

Sample Snitch-I Choose You and the Willie Hutch effect on hip hop

Sample Snitch-I Choose You and the Willie Hutch effect on hip hop by Willie Hutch The chorus for I Choose You has been lifted by countless rap icons from Project Pat, Wiz Khalifa and most famously UGK on Int’l Playaz Anthem (I Choose You) featuring Outkast. Willie Hutch infused his music with qualities that notContinue reading “Sample Snitch-I Choose You and the Willie Hutch effect on hip hop”

Mixtape Review-Prohibition by Berner & B-Real

Mixtape Review-Prohibition by Berner & B-Real by Dan-O Mixtapes give upcoming artists a chance to put together something that purely reflects them; not vetted by record executives and plotted for the radio. It also gives the major and middle class artists a chance to drop something cool out of nowhere. Prohibition falls into the secondContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Prohibition by Berner & B-Real”

From The Inbox-Bona Fide by Kid Sean

From The Inbox-Bona Fide by Kid Sean by Dan-O The distinction between hip hop and underground hip hop is a real stylistic divergence. It’s not really about sales figures. Artists like B.O.B. and Wiz Khalifa came up independently through mixtapes but they were always pop artists. You can listen to teenage Wiz belt out PittsburghContinue reading “From The Inbox-Bona Fide by Kid Sean”

Mixtape Review-Tony by King Louie

Mixtape Review-Tony by King Louie by Dan-O Most subgenres start out as a descriptive insult. Swag rap is the rule not the exception. While it’s absolutely true that swag is a horribly annoying term that got beaten into the soil a few years ago the music is still pretty astonishing. Fans of the way hipContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Tony by King Louie”

Mixtape Review-Bit​tersweet Victory by Noelz Vedere

Mixtape Review-Bit​tersweet Victory by Noelz Vedere by Dan-O So a really long and interesting Wiz Khalifa mixtape drops (28 Grams) that redefines his persona yet again, Gucci Mane sends out his best mixtape in months (Brick Factory) and I’m talking about Noelz Vedere. When the music was all in one massive playlist my very firstContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Bit​tersweet Victory by Noelz Vedere”

Curren$y-New Jet City review

Curren$y-New Jet City review by Dan-O So many rappers have claimed a link between their lyrics and the novels of Donald Goines. I don’t think any of them do it as a shallow reputation boost, Goines is still the biggest selling African American author in history…a jailed genius who spun ghetto landscape into Shakespearean tragedy.Continue reading “Curren$y-New Jet City review”