Danny Brown News

  • #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.
  • Danny Brown Says His "Hella Hoes" Verse Was Cut Without His Knowledge [Update: Brown Clears Up Controversy]
    Danny Brown Says His "Hella Hoes" Verse Was Cut Without His Knowledge [Update: Brown Clears Up Controversy]
    Jun 15, 2014 at 03:57pm
    This week, A$AP Mob got back on track with their upcoming collaborative album by releasing the posse cut "Hella Hoes," which featured verses from A$APs Rocky, Ferg, Nast and Twelvyy. Apparently though, the track wasn't originally supposed to be an exclusively A$AP affair, as Danny Brown is now saying that he recorded a verse for the song. 
  • ScHoolboy Q Calls SXSW "Corporate", Says He Won't Go Back
    ScHoolboy Q Calls SXSW "Corporate", Says He Won't Go Back
    Mar 18, 2014 at 05:27pm
    ScHoolBoy Q tweeted his discontent with not getting into 50 Cent's show at SXSW, but apparently his issues with the festival go a little deeper than that. The Oxymoron rapper explained in an interview with the Washington Post that the festival has changed, in that the fans are no longer a priority. 
  • Danny Brown Says SXSW "Lost A Little Something"
    Danny Brown Says SXSW "Lost A Little Something"
    Mar 16, 2014 at 01:24pm
    Danny Brown was seen just before his birthday sporting his famous goofy grin and rather alarming bright green hair. However, the critically adored rapper remembers an earlier time at the most famous Austin festival and as he makes clear in his interview with Complex, he likes the old version better. 
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 8-14)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 8-14)
    Mar 14, 2014 at 06:16pm
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities.
  • Danny Brown Announces "The Old Danny Brown" Tour
    Danny Brown Announces "The Old Danny Brown" Tour
    Feb 13, 2014 at 03:09pm
    Danny Brown was in a bit of slump the other day, and took to Twitter to vent his frustrations with the music industry and talk about his depression. The rapper has since cheered up, which is good news, and he's also announced a new world tour for his Old album.
  • Danny Brown Goes On Bleak Twitter Rant
    Danny Brown Goes On Bleak Twitter Rant
    Feb 10, 2014 at 04:45pm
    We've seen some rappers get very bleak on Twitter in the past, namely, Hopsin went on a suicidal rant around the release of his Knock Madness album. Today we've seen Danny Brown have an equally dark Twitter rant, venting about his friends or lack-there-of within the music industry and his depression.
  • Danny Brown & Vic Mensa Announce European Tour
    Danny Brown & Vic Mensa Announce European Tour
    Jan 11, 2014 at 12:28pm
    Danny Brown is getting ready to launch a European tour in February, and it looks like Chicago up-and-comer Vic Mensa will be joining him as an opening act. The INNANETAPE rapper announced that he will be taking part in the tour on Twitter last night, but did not provide further details. Danny will set out to London February 21st, and wrap things up March 8th in Oslo. No word on whether Mensa will be present for the entire tour or just select dates.
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