Mixtape Review-Jugg King by Young Scooter

Mixtape Review-Jugg King by Young Scooter by Dan-O From afar I like Young Scooter. When I think about how much trap has changed and how much Scooter’s new mixtape Jugg King is right in the pocket of F.B.G. The Movie mixtape from 2013 my overactive mind wanders. Does Scooter see these new happier trappers andContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Jugg King by Young Scooter”

Mixtape Review-Meekend Music by Meek Mill

Mixtape Review-Meekend Music by Meek Mill by Dan-O The notion that your diss song is better so you kill your opponent’s careers is as real as Santa. Santa is grounded in a real factual dude from who cares how long ago who did stuff for his neighborhood but that dude is gone. The notion thatContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Meekend Music by Meek Mill”

Mixtape Review-Lil Boat by Lil Yachty

Mixtape Review-Lil Boat by Lil Yachty by Dan-O The second most tiresome argument in hip hop (intrinsically connected to the first-the street authenticity argument) is definitely the “___ is not hip hop!” argument. The hip hop v. rap argument is a subset of this. While it is logically unnerving like driving a friend around inContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Lil Boat by Lil Yachty”

Mixtape Review-Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper

Mixtape Review-Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper by Dan-O Coloring Book is a testimony but it’s also a test. No one disputes Chance’s skill level in regards to flow, delivery, and wordplay… moving the crowd to keep it simple.  A few critiques of the project have already started to form and I think they portray theContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper”

Street Lottery 3 by Young Scooter

Street Lottery 3 by Young Scooter by Dan-O I used to think of Young Scooter as mini-Gucci Mane, one of the many understudies the Holy Spirit of Trap (in holy trinity terms the father would be TI and the son is Jeezy) burns through on his long career. It turns out he’s a Frankenstein of Gucci andContinue reading “Street Lottery 3 by Young Scooter”

Mixtape Review-The Kanan Tape by 50 Cent

Mixtape Review-The Kanan Tape by 50 Cent by Dan-O One song on 50 Cent’s new Kanan Tape (free release mixtape) flawlessly represents the conundrum of 50. The song is called Body Bags and it starts with 50 telling a story about gambling one night, when a gunman barges in, shouting for everyone to go face downContinue reading “Mixtape Review-The Kanan Tape by 50 Cent”

Mixtape Review-Trapzuse by Zuse

Mixtape Review-Trapzuse by Zuse by Dan-O Having a non-traditional flow or style is cooler than it’s ever been. Weirdo rap runs strong not just from Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug but IloveMakonnen and down the line. That doesn’t mean that some things don’t still take some time to get used too. I think itContinue reading “Mixtape Review-Trapzuse by Zuse”

Song of The Year-Daddy by Rich Homie Quan

Song of The Year-Daddy by Rich Homie Quan by Dan-O The newest mixtape from the Rich Gang graduate is called If You Ever Think I Will Stop Goin’ In Ask RR and while it has no concern for cohesion or quality control it succeeds at what it wants to do. The important thing for RichContinue reading “Song of The Year-Daddy by Rich Homie Quan”


2014 FME MIXTAPE MVP=SHY GLIZZY by Dan-O Usually someone dominates the mixtape scene; this goes all the way back to 50 Cent clearing the landscape and being the name on everyone’s lips. 2014 wasn’t the year for that. Most artists figured out that a tipping point exists where beyond a certain amount of content youContinue reading “2014 FME MIXTAPE MVP=SHY GLIZZY”

Mixtape Review-Sell Sole by Dej Loaf

Mixtape Review-Sell Sole by Dej Loaf by Dan-O I became completely infatuated with the Dej Loaf mixtape Sell Sole on track 7. It was great before that but the shorthand I had been using in my head about Dej Loaf based on her snarling single Try Me was “This is a little female 50 cent;Continue reading “Mixtape Review-Sell Sole by Dej Loaf”