Danny Brown cleaned house at Saturday’s BYOB BBQ 2 with a gargantuan set. Still riding the vapor trail of his latest release earlier on in the week, XXX, Detroit’s most maniacal wordsmith seemed to be in mega high spirits as he tore through a lengthy chain of songs, exhibiting his patented, widespread verbal/sonic assault.
In reviewing and editing down this footage, I realized a couple things (aside from the fact that I was pretty intoxicated and wholeheartedly enjoying the day’s events and the antics of my immediate company – so the camera isn’t completely still… balls):
1. How good the idea was to step back a row or two in order to not only capture some crowd reaction, but to drop the chances of being left with some distorted mess for audio as the monitors were crazy loud if you were by the stage (head/camera level and all that). Some of the other clips I’ve seen posted around completely suffer from that exact issue in unfortunate positioning. Actually, this footage sounds really clean.
2. Danny isn’t just a fuckin’ beast going for dolo on stage, but he also doesn’t take much time to bullshit between songs. Straight Olympian shit. I feel like that is translated well here…especially in the multi-song clips (or maybe it’s just my inner-completist wanting to put out all of it, even though I missed the first two songs – “XXX” and “Die Like A Rockstar”…balls, again).
Super duty big ups to Combat Jack and Dallas Penn for bringing this to the people.
Peace to Despot, Boog Nice, and Jaime Buddha (all of whom contributed to the camera’s lack of steadiness with surprise shoulder-taps and what not). Also big up Note, Tony Conquerrah, Mummz, Tes, Teddy King, Lauren, Life One, Bobby Coma, Zeena Koda, Synapse, the C.I.C.O. gang, and everyone else who was out there with us.
Also, check out the review the Village Voice gave of (mostly) his set. More footy on the way!