This track touches on some serious shit, and, dorky Mariners hat-wearing guitar player aside, the video is a really well portrayed visual interpretation of the lyrics. Youth poverty is an issue that’s close to Danny Brown’s heart, and his raps on the subject are about as sincere as can be without sounding contrived, corny or preachy.
If you haven’t already, you should check out this cover story that our very own Wordlush (aka Jonathan Cunningham) wrote for the Detroit Metro Times on Danny Brown. After reading about his upbringing and life in the D, I was able to see past the tight pants and funny hairdo and really pay attention to the quality and content of his lyrics. My first impression of Danny Brown was completely off. He is not all internet/hipster hype like I initially thought he was. He might look funny for a dude that spits as seriously as he does, and that might be part of his appeal to some folks, but Danny Brown is the best rapper in the game right now. Hands down. No doubt about it. I know it’s a bold statement, but I mean it.
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