Danny Brown News

Where Is Danny Brown? Tracking His Movements Since "Old"
Where Is Danny Brown? Tracking His Movements Since "Old" Feb 11, 2016 at 02:13pm
It's been 28 months since Danny Brown released his last album Old. Like Brown, the album has aged well. But his fans are getting impatient. We've heard about Old Danny Brown. Where is the NEW Danny Brown? In music, it's easier to imitate than innovate. Brown is an innovator by nature of his singular personality -- his vivid imagination, keen humor, punk aesthetic -- and hip hop stands to benefit from Brown dropping new material sooner rather than later. Click through the galleries to see what Danny Brown has been up to the last couple years.
Danny Brown Hints At New Album, Lists Favorite Projects From Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar & Young Thug
Danny Brown Hints At New Album, Lists Favorite Projects From Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar & Young Thug Jan 24, 2016 at 12:55pm
Danny Brown has been quiet for a minute, but it seems he may have something big planned for 2016. The rapper, whose last project was 2013's two-faced opus, OLD, granted fans a Q&A on Twitter, answering questions both as an artist and a fan.The rapper hinted at a new album, which he seemed to be preparing to promote sometime soon. He also confirmed that the structure of the project would be much different from the two very distinct sides of OLD, promising the album is "all fucked up" in terms of sequencing. 
Yams Day 2016 Recap
Yams Day 2016 Recap Jan 19, 2016 at 03:05pm
The inaugural Yams Day got off to an inauspicious start, as a shortage of security guards led to a bottleneck at the entrance to Manhattan's Terminal 5, thus forcing thousands of eager fans to wait outside the venue for an hour or more, in a temperature that can only be described as cold-as-balls.
Danny Brown Announces Bruiser Brigade Thanksgiving Show
Danny Brown Announces Bruiser Brigade Thanksgiving Show Nov 2, 2015 at 12:46pm
In addition to joining A$AP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator on their tour, which is still going on, Danny Brown has announced a special concert for his hometown of Detroit, along with his Bruiser Brigade crew. Danny is putting on for his city for Thanksgiving, with his second annual Thanksgiving concert and pledge drive. The show itself will go down November 25th, at Detroit's Majestic Theater.
ASAP Rocky & Tyler, The Creator Extend Tour
ASAP Rocky & Tyler, The Creator Extend Tour Aug 26, 2015 at 01:39pm
ASAP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator announced that they'd be heading out on a co-headlining tour a couple weeks back, but with only 13 dates scheduled, many fans were disappointed they couldn't make the shows.  The demand seems to be strong enough for Rocky and Tyler to add a few more dates to the schedule, adding stops in Vancouver, Seattle, L.A., and San Francisco. 
ASAP Rocky & Tyler, The Creator Announce Co-Headlining Tour
ASAP Rocky & Tyler, The Creator Announce Co-Headlining Tour Aug 4, 2015 at 05:27pm
The co-headlining tour is a more popular option than ever, and we're now starting to see some strange combinations of artists. Today, ASAP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator have announced some shows together on the aptly titled "Rocky & Tyler" tour.If the two headliners haven't convinced you to grab tickets, perhaps the openers -- Danny Brown and Vince Staples -- will. The tour will be heading through the U.S. on 9 dates starting in September. Tickets are on sale this Friday.Check out dates and tucket info below. Will you be attending?
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.