Danny! | The College Kicked-Out

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The College Kicked-Out

by Danny!

The debut album from South Carolina's most prolific producer/MC.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Underground Rap
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1. Intro
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2. I Need A Publicist
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3. Stay Away
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4. I'm Movin' Out
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5. Talk To You (remix)
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6. D.A.N.N.Y.
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7. Can't Nobody
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8. My Baby
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9. Second Time Around
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10. Grateful
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11. When You Get There
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12. I Wish
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13. My Way
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14. No Guarantees
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Album Notes
Shortly after Kanye West's 2004 record, "The College Dropout", was released, Danny!'s own debut, "The College Kicked-Out", came out. Besides the similarities in titles (Danny!'s came from his own personal experience, too), the styles of the two MCs resemble each other. Both employ a slower delivery that emphasizes their inventive, sometimes quirky rhymes, and both as producers use a similar sample set upon which to base their beats. Though West does take the upper hand in these areas, especially production (Danny! has nothing that comes even close to "Jesus Walks" or "Spaceship"), Danny! doesn't do a bad job, especially considering that he had considerably less money and experience than West did.

There are a few questionable overlaps between the two records (both have rhymes that reference the SARS virus, and both use Irene Reid's take on "My Way" as a sample in songs of the same name, though West's version appeared on 2005's "Freshman Adjustment", a collection of pre-"The College Dropout" demos), but for the most part "The College Kicked-Out" does its own thing, and does it pretty well. Danny! covers a lot of topics, from the dangers of Columbia, SC (where he's from), to thanking both Jesus and his mother (in separate songs), to struggles in his own life, to going to a club, though the flow from track to track is unfortunately broken up by how much actual talking Danny! does. Most songs end with spoken commentaries that distract from their actual content, which can really be quite good ("I'm Movin' Out", for example, sampled from the Billy Joel song, is about leaving a woman who's been no good to him, while promising to stay in his daughter's life).

Danny!'s a very honest MC, aware of his own shortcomings, both personally and as an artist (in "I Wish" he hopes to become "more advanced lyrically" and throughout the whole album calls himself out when his rhymes fall short, which does happen occasionally), a rare and refreshing thing in hip-hop. Yes, "The College Kicked-Out" could use some improvement, but overall it's a pretty solid debut.

~ Marisa Brown, All Music Guide


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Corey

A Good First Effort
If someone wants the anthology of Danny's producer/MC work, this is the starting point. Clearly he's gotten better with each album, but this definitely is not bad by any means, but not great on the strength of the lyrics. No Guarantees, I'm Movin' Out, and I Need A Publicist are my top three.