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this remix is crazy. crrraaaaaazzzyy. download here.
I’ve been singing the praises of Quelle Chris for quite awhile and had the luxury of chatting in depth with the guy on numerous occasions. He’s an eclectic, eccentric type of dude that produced the bulk of Danny Brown’s early work and is one of the few rappers that DJ Houseshoes doesn’t hate.
He just signed to MMG and put out a new project this morning called Q Mixes. It’s basically Quelle inserting himself in various classics and remixing/rebuilding said songs in ways that he likes even better. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t but you definitely can’t hate on the creativity and range of artists selected. Fiona Apple, Lord Quas, Roxanne Shante and Sir Mix-A-Lot are just a few of musicians to get Luxury Mixed.
This video is trippy, mayne.
I’m pretty sure that Danny Brown doesn’t give a fuck about what you think of his love for cocaine and pills, so I guess I don’t either. Shouts out to Danny and the legendary grime producer/vocalist Darq E Freaker for linking up and making this stupid ignorant party track. The here.
This is by far the best Danny Brown video of his career. Nevermind the fact that he’s barely in the video. The song is great and it’s becoming clearer than ever that Danny is a rap genius. The person that gets the most kudos for this video is the young kid portraying Danny, and of course, Greg Brunkalla who directed the video and came up with the concept. This one is a must watch. Precious all the way through.
As the title suggests, ”Terrorist Threats” is an angry song. The indignant and at times violent lyrics over the smoothed out beat makes it an especially haunting track. It makes me feel like I’m watching a slow motion fight montage in a movie about a Tea Party envisioned apocalypse where the Crips and Bloods combine forces and rise up from the urban slums to fight the military for ultimate supremacy and ultimately take over and kill all the politicians. The movie stars Ab-Soul and Danny Brown. Kinda cool, right?
Ab-Soul is an affiliate of the Black Hippy crew out of L.A., which also features Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock. Dave Free, who also produced this earlier Black Hippy banger, is to thank for the filthy beat. Jhene Aiko, another gifted Los Angelina, can be heard doing her thing on the intro hook.
Danny Brown will fuck you up. Here’s the second video from his Fool’s Gold debut, XXX. Download that shit for free if you haven’t already, dummy.
When it comes to dropping lyrics in songs that could easily be comedic punchlines, perhaps nobody is better at it right now than Danny Brown and the duders in Das Racist. Both entities love to make jaws drop and don’t mind making panties drop either. Both will be at Neumos tonight making folks laugh, pay attention, and of course dance.
If you’re not hip to Danny yet, frankly you’re just slow. He’s performing in Seattle for the first time tonight and that’s reason enough to come and support the show. Peruse this cover story. Hell yes I wrote it. You can also check out these videos below. Dude is nasty when it comes to the craft of rapping if you like hip-hop for what it, was, and will be in the future, come check out Danny do his thing.
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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.
If you like what you hear and see, click here for more Danny Brown via LNM.