Too short songs. Bad guest rappers
Rapper Danny From Sobrante is a talented musician hailing from Oakland who is on the verge of making a mark in the Hip Hop world. Blazing beats and on-point rhymes keep the music interesting and catchy. With his new mixtape “Cutting Room Floor Vol.2”, Danny is ready to top the rap charts.
“Won’t Stop” featuring Brookfield Duece, starts out with old school horns, then mixes in with a more modern Hip-Hop beat. It’s catchy and very radio-friendly, showcasing Danny’s tight flow. His voice is similar to Kanye West’s, bringing a familiar element to the song. Danny has great rhyming skills, which is very evident. The only downside to the song is guest rapper Brookfield Duece. His voice is a bit grating and his rap skills are slightly sloppy. This unfortunately takes away from the whole experience of the song. “New School Flavor” is another song with a very catchy beat. Danny uses interesting and unique instrumentation along with piano notes that gives the track an unconventional but equally dynamic feel. Again, the rapping is on point and is complemented by the hot beat. But despite these great elements, the song is way too short at only 0.25 seconds. The song is so good that it’s a disappointment that it’s over so quickly, and it seems to be too fast for the listener to really get into the music and enjoy its potential. A more serious offering from Danny is the song “Close Your Eyes.” He raps about the hardships in life, and about the struggle to survive, and being in and out of jail. In the chorus, a haunting female voice sings “just close your eyes” which adds to the emotional tone of the song. This track showcases the other side of Danny– not only can he make fun songs but he can also do more emotional songs with heavy subject matters. He is able to successfully pull off both, which is a sign of a musician with real talent.
Danny From Sobrante is a rapper with great skill and talent. His songs are catchy with hot beats, good instrumentation, and both fun and emotional lyrics. For continued success, Danny should work on the length of his songs, making sure they are not too short; and featuring rappers on the same level on his songs. With these small improvements, Danny has what it takes to get his songs on the rap charts alongside Kanye and Jay-Z.