Menace

Danny Brown back in his tripped out, pen & pixellated domain of late night, downtown drug chic antics. Ratchet’y women and designer labels among the distorted 808 thump of this XXX bonus cut.


“WitIt” (Produced by Skywlkr)

Colder


Danny Brown‘s XXX…in Deluxe form via iTunes (much like he did with The Hybrid)? Sure, why not?! Plus 3 new Skywlkr-produced bonus tracks + an album booklet. Go support cause the original was only “Best Album of 2011″…get you some XXX Deluxe.

BONUS STYLE: MPSD-Brown in the video to “Radio Song.”

“Radio Song”

Big up the homie Skywlkr.

Style Issue


Danny Brown and Kendrick Lamar (representing as the face of TDE/Black Hippy) share the latest cover of The Fader (Issue 78). Obviously, congrats to the both of them for completely proving how carefully-nurtured natural talent, combined with a worker ant’s playground etiquette, can result in…well, results worth writing home about.

Insightful reads, especially if you’ve been dwelling under a rock (or, on it…ha!) and still haven’t opened your fucking ears to rap outside of either your iPOD’s bitterly elitist and regressive, “yo 90′s 90′s 90′s yo yo yo rap rappity rap”-Golden-Era-ideological-regurgitation-in-playlist-form, or the pedophile scum which is dug up and played on some corny daytime radio station. But let’s be honest, you wouldn’t be here if either of the aforementioned was your m.o.

Read: Danny Brown Coming From Behind (ayo?)

Read: Kendrick Lamar Black Hippy: A View From The Center

You know what also garners satisfying results? Creating (and releasing) an album like XXX. Oh, you know about that already? Fine, but did you ever want to know what was going through Brown’s mind to make him start penning a song like “Die Like A Rockstar???” Here’s the better-late-posting-than-never moment. In January, our homeboy, Aaron Matthews of the ever-eloquent Passion Of The Weiss (amongst a handful of other things…he stays busy), compiled a song-by-song breakdown of 2011′s most-celebrated, progressive rap album; with short firsthand blurbs from the folks who were creatively involved (the rapper and the producers). Way more comprehensive, entertaining, and easy on the overall browsing experience than those (usually) silly Complex features.

Big up Aaron Matte, that was a gargantuan task to take on…and you did it fam. Now POW and PTP are currently on a mission of “other type” proportions.

P.S. You should really read the following articles while you’re getting paid to work, that’s flipping a negative into a positive…they’ll then be paying for your educationalization, b.

Option’s Non Existent

Danny Brown leaked a cut that didn’t make the final release of XXX, the concept’s similar to “Fields” — going in on problems with the D, plus a side of personal issues, but the difference in comparison to the rest of the LP is that soulful hook.

Danny Brown “Tomorrow”

Mind Ruler

Danny Brown puts out yet another trippy video off of XXX; “Monopoly”…or the song of “neverending quotables”. As soon as the album dropped, people were on Twitter throwing up their favorite one-liners, from the joint’s monstrous verse spillage, by the minute! What’s even more amazing? The song is almost better when done live!


“Monopoly” (Produced by Quelle Chris)

Bonus: The man behind the beat, Quelle, gets a-talkin’ with Lattisaw Tapes. Great reading.

Brain Feels Ten Pounds Heavier

Danny Brown and A$AP Rocky (and co.) lurk in the shadows, leaving nothing but empty bottles of Colt 4-fever and an endless trail of some pungent, ominously-swaying fog that would make John Carpenter piss his pants. I couldn’t have envisioned a better visual treatment to the heavyset, twisted sonics of this favorite off of XXX. Kudos to young Rocky and The ICU for their directorial talents.


“Blunt After Blunt” (Produced by Skywlkr)

Murder For Fun


A little post-Halloween treat. Ever had Halloweed? This is an instrumental compilation from “good (Detroit) producers (who) you probably don’t know about”…featuring Bruiser Brigade sonic smasher and “Guitar Solo” video co-star, Skywlkr, as well as another mastermind behind many Danny Brown (and Crown Nation) “classics” (or “hits”), with “Guitar Solo” being one of them…actually, Quelle (or Quelle Chris). Other producers featured on this are: Silky Johnson, Ryan Hemsworth, LW, Julian Wass, Jrsty, Dos4GW, Black Noi$e, Big Fellas On Da’ Track, and Dayggs.

Stream the scary beats!

A Back-Against-The-Wall Type-Of-Thing

Danny Brown goes over his music non-industry experience with SlamXHype during a recent visit to NYC. Signing with Fool’s Gold, shopping his demo in the early 2000′s, the influence of NYC, going from The Hybrid to XXX, and how he started rappin’…plus mention of his next project, an EP with Black Milk. Food for thought.

Rated XXX

The new Danny Brown album, XXX, has just dropped on the Fool’s Gold site. Get it now. Write up to follow.

Kill You In Your Sleep

Danny Brown gives some insight on the angles that most people fail to consider when choosing the profession of “full-time rapper.” Info on his next album, XXX, and his workaholism…plus a live verse, at The Beauty Bar in Chi-town, to top it all off. Via Ruby Hornet.