Danny Brown News

  • Danny Brown Weighs In On Meek Mill & Drake's Ghostwriting Controversy
    Danny Brown Weighs In On Meek Mill & Drake's Ghostwriting Controversy
    Jul 27, 2015 at 03:40pm
    Since Meek Mill went in on Drake and Quentin Miller's "R.I.C.O." verse the other night, we've seen a number of rappers pipe up to share their thoughts on ghostwriters in hip hop. OG Maco, Kid Ink, Earl Sweatshirt, Vic Mensa and Lupe Fiasco have already spoken up, and now Danny Brown has joined the fray. 
  • Stream Donmonique's "Thirst Trap" EP
    Stream Donmonique's "Thirst Trap" EP
    Jul 21, 2015 at 03:31pm
    Brooklyn's been in need of a breath of fresh air for quite some time (forget "restoring the feeling," let's find a new one to celebrate), and Donmonique is just that: a shit talking MC who's just as likely to hop on a trap beat as she is a grimy slice of boom bap. Today, she shares her debut project, the Thirst Trap EP.
  • Donmonique Shares "Thirst Trap" Art & Tracklist
    Donmonique Shares "Thirst Trap" Art & Tracklist
    Jul 15, 2015 at 11:59am
    We just got you hip to Donmonique via our new interview with the Brooklyn rapper, and now we've got some big news to share. Her debut project, Thirst Trap, is set to drop on July 21st, and we've got the exclusive on the artwork and tracklist. View them both in the gallery above. The artwork was photographed by Elijah Dominique, while Donmonique emulates an infamous Diddy pose.
  • Meet Donmonique: Brooklyn's Resident Thirst Trapper
    Meet Donmonique: Brooklyn's Resident Thirst Trapper
    Jul 15, 2015 at 11:30am
    In terms of songs that use the names of caucasian female celebrities to stand in for other white substances, Donmonique's "Pilates" is second only to Migos' "Hannah Montana," the track that may have started the whole trend. Listing Jenner sisters and former Disney stars on the hook, the 20-year-old Brooklyn rapper rides the minimal, "Vans"-style beat to paydirt, securing herself quite the underground hit, seemingly from out of nowhere. 
  • 10 Collaborations We Need
    10 Collaborations We Need
    Jun 19, 2015 at 08:53am
    Advancements of the infinite tool that is the Internet have made collaborating among musicians exponentially easier. Gone are the days where it was nearly impossible to create music without musicians being in the same studio at the same time. Now artists and producers are able to collaborate despite being in different parts of the country, or even across the globe. One can simply email over a verse or an instrumental that can be worked with, and tweaked, into a musical masterpiece. This makes any collaboration possible and has resulted in some incredible creations recently.
  • Danny Brown, Run The Jewels, DOOMSTARKS Contribute To Adult Swim Singles Set
    Danny Brown, Run The Jewels, DOOMSTARKS Contribute To Adult Swim Singles Set
    Jun 5, 2015 at 07:54pm
    Adult Swim has proved to have immaculate taste over the last few years, as the nightly Cartoon Network program has released its share of memorable singles compilations.  This summer we'll be getting yet another set of singles, and they'll be coming on a weekly basis starting next week.Among the selections are Dawn Richard (now going as D∆WN), Kitty, Yung Lean, Danny Brown (along with Clams Casino), Shabazz Palaces, Flying Lotus, and the DOOM x Ghostface collaboration, DOOMSTARKS.Check out the full schedule below. Which track are you most excited for?
  • Lauryn Hill, Danny Brown, Kelis & More Announced For NYC's Afropunk Fest
    Lauryn Hill, Danny Brown, Kelis & More Announced For NYC's Afropunk Fest
    Jun 2, 2015 at 04:29pm
    Afropunk Festival is an annual celebration of music, art and food that takes place in Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park, and after hosting perfomances by D'Angelo, Ice T's Body Count and others last year, they've rolled out their 2015 lineup. Here's a list of the most noteworthy performers for the August 22nd-23rd fest this year: Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Danny Brown, Kelis, Suicidal Tendencies, Kele, Thundercat, Cakes Da Killa, Goldlink, Petite Noir, Kaytranada, Raury, Lion Babe, Jesse Boykins III, Adia Victoria, Sam Dew, Brenmar.
  • #TBT: Danny Brown Mixtape Cuts
    #TBT: Danny Brown Mixtape Cuts
    May 7, 2015 at 02:06pm
    Over the past 5 years, Danny Brown has made his insane rap style appeal to a massive audience. Through strategic collaborations and, let's face it, good music, Brown has gone from the mixtape circuit to become one of the biggest rappers in the game. Danny Brown has released nine mixtapes since 2007. There's been four in the Detroit State of Mind series, along with collaborative tapes with Johnson&Johnson and Tony Yayo. Each tape was a step in leading Brown to where he is today: right up there at the top of the hip-hop game.
  • 10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
    10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
    Apr 12, 2015 at 03:03pm
    With the evolution of producer software, everyone can make beats on their computer. It doesn't take a lot of money or studio time to learn how to chop up samples, loop drum patterns, and create something great. And we're finding more and more beatmakers are making quality tracks.
  • Danny Brown Is Writing A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Children's Book
    Danny Brown Is Writing A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Children's Book
    Jan 5, 2015 at 11:28am
    As much as Danny Brown presents himself as a wild party man (which he certainly is to some extent), when it comes to his art, he puts a serious amount of care and effort into every detail. In a new interview with Triple J, Danny spoke of the perfectionism that is going into his upcoming follow-up to 2013's OLD, as well as a children's book he's been working on for the last little while.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 2)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 2)
    Jan 2, 2015 at 03:53pm
    For some, a New Year's Day is just another day — except a little newer. That's the impression you'd get from a quick glance at rap Twitter. Old grievances carried on to 2015. But that's OK, because there are only three things that matter: new Migos, new Kanye West and Plain Pat. Check out the details on 140 Bars Or Less.
  • 10 Essential Lucki Eck$ Tracks
    10 Essential Lucki Eck$ Tracks
    Nov 23, 2014 at 04:39pm
     Lucki Eck$ is one of the most interesting characters in the rap game. Still a teenager, the rapper has taken the world by storm with his lazy flow, smooth beats and often uncomfortable subject matter.
  • On The Come Up: Skywlkr
    On The Come Up: Skywlkr
    Oct 29, 2014 at 06:11pm
    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of their best work, and we'll break down what makes them great by category.
  • Danny Brown Speaks On Making New Album "Perfect," Calls Himself "Best Rapper Ever"
    Danny Brown Speaks On Making New Album "Perfect," Calls Himself "Best Rapper Ever"
    Oct 28, 2014 at 05:09pm
    Danny Brown left listeners and critics alike impressed with his proper debut album Old. The album ended up capping off most 'best of' year-end lists-- but that was slightly over a year ago (Old actually dropped in October 2013). Since the album's release, he hasn't dropped much in the way of new music.
  • 10 Must-Hear Danny Brown Remixes
    10 Must-Hear Danny Brown Remixes
    Oct 15, 2014 at 07:04pm
    Danny Brown has completely exploded in the hip-hop world over the past few years, since his humble beginnings as a Detroit mixtape rapper. His zany flow and outlandish antics have made him a staple in the festival world, his remix-ability has made him popular both in the EDM and beat culture crowds, and he has a inexplicable appeal to the indie culture, with collaborations alongside the likes of Purity Ring, Vampire Weekend and Portugal. The Man.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (September 26)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (September 26)
    Sep 29, 2014 at 09:00am
    Last week saw the appraisal of one type of love and the destruction of another. Kendrick Lamar finally dropped the highly anticipated "i," and it raised more questions than hype. The song was a tribute to self-love, but he did so in a joint that sounds a bit more of an Andre 3000 song than a Lamar single. It's that #BaduBox, guys.
  • Danny Brown Addresses French Montana's Claim That Lyrical Rappers Are "Broke"
    Danny Brown Addresses French Montana's Claim That Lyrical Rappers Are "Broke"
    Aug 3, 2014 at 09:53am
    Rap continues to change and grow, coming to a point where songwriting isn't necessarily all about lyrics anymore. French Montana addressed the current state of rap in a recent interview, arguing that lyric-driven rap is not necessarily what people want to hear, saying "All lyrical rappers I know are broke... I just feel like you gotta make people enjoy the music." (Though it should be noted that he was mainly referring to New York rappers who constantly criticize current trends, and pointed toward Jay Z as a good example of someone with a range).
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 1)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 1)
    Aug 1, 2014 at 04:05pm
    In an ideal world, Remy Ma would be in this edition of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week instead of being in jail for another week. But, then again, Remy Ma wouldn't have been serving time in the first place. Still, life goes on and the tweets still roll.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 25)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 25)
    Jul 25, 2014 at 05:17pm
    July is steadily coming to a close and the steady stream of Nicki Minaj verses continues. After appearing on the remix to August Alsina's "No Love," she prepping the release her next single, "
  • Eminem, Dr. Dre, Odd Future & Danny Brown Take Over Wembley Stadium
    Eminem, Dr. Dre, Odd Future & Danny Brown Take Over Wembley Stadium
    Jul 13, 2014 at 11:57am
    This weekend Eminem made history by becoming the very first rapper to headline Wembley stadium. In fact, he performed two sold out dates in a row at the 90,000-capacity venue, and he made sure to bring some friends along for the ride. The biggest news from the show was Dr. Dre's surprise appearance, showing up to perform a medley of hits, including "Still D.R.E.," "Next Episode," "Nuthin’ But A G Thang" and “Forgot About Dre." The stadium show also boasted opening slots from fellow Detroit rapper, Danny Brown, and students of Em's early horrorcore records, Odd Future.
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