On The Come Up: Skywlkr
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.
Meet Donmonique: Brooklyn's Resident Thirst Trapper
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.
Nick Catchdubs Says Danny Brown's Album is Finished
Seems like forever ago that Danny Brown shattered expectations with Old. In this case, forever means about two and a half years. Since then, Danny Brown has been touring the globe, but recently rumors have been percolating about a new album from the late-blooming emcee. FACT Magazine has an update for us from Nick Catchdubs.
Danny Brown Speaks On Moving To Warp Records & Upcoming Album
Yesterday, after quite the absence, Danny Brown delivered his first bit of music in a minute, "When It Rain." The music came in video form, and undoubtedly builds excitement for his forthcoming album which is due out on Warp Records-- a label change from his last album's release, Old, on Fool's Gold.
Stream Donmonique's "Thirst Trap" EP
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.
Danny Brown Announces New Tour Dates
Earlier today we reported on the title of Danny Brown's new album, and he's followed up that news rather quickly with a tour announcement. The Detroit native hasn't announced a release date yet for Atrocity Exhibition, so it's unclear at the moment if the tour will lead up to the album release or follow it-- we just know that the album is arriving in the fall, and the tour will hit around that time too.
Danny Brown Reveals Title Of Upcoming Album
Danny Brown made his grand return last month with the release of the wild single "When it Rain." Sunday night, he continued to generate anticipation for his upcoming album by revealing its title: Atrocity Exhibition. "Atrocity Exhibition" is also the named of a Joy Division song and a J.G. Ballard novel.
Danny Brown Announces "The Old Danny Brown" Tour
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 Is Writing A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Children's Book
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.
Stream The Avalanches First Album In 16 Years "Wildflower"
Australian production collective The Avalanches' 2000 album Since I Left You was a crowning achievement in the field of plunderphonics. Their first album since, Wildflower, is set to officially release on July 8th. If you live outside of Europe, is now available to stream on Apple Music.
Donmonique Shares "Thirst Trap" Art & Tracklist
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.
Danny Brown Announces Bruiser Brigade Thanksgiving Show
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.
Danny Brown Documentary To Premiere In New York
Danny Brown's follow-up to OLD feels imminent, but before we get info on that, a documentary on the rapper will arrive for a New York Premiere. Live At The Majestic, which centers around a performance in Danny's hometown of Detroit, will open next Tuesday, May 24th, at House Of Vans.
Lauryn Hill, Danny Brown, Kelis & More Announced For NYC's Afropunk Fest
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.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (September 26)
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.
First Week Sales For Pusha T, Danny Brown & Miley Cyrus
This week's numbers are in, some more impressive than others. Pusha T's long-awaited debut, My Name Is My Name came in just under expectations, but still managed to put some "Numbers On The Boards" with 74,610 units, though unfortunately not enough to edge Drake out of the number 3 spot.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Jan. 3-9)
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. This week features Tyler, The Creator, Danny Brown, Chief Keef and more!
Origins: The Samples From Danny Brown's "OLD"
OLD is Detroit emcee Danny Brown's third studio project, released on October 8th via Fool's Gold Records. The audience rating on our review of the album stands at 85%, and we feel it's one of the better offerings of 2013, both sonically and lyrically. The production was handled by Paul White, A-Trak, SKYWLKR, Oh No, Corin Roddick, Rustie, JMIKE, Darq E Freaker and BadBadNotGood, a diverse group of musicians hailing from the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
Danny Brown Talks On The Time He Met Eminem
Danny Brown has been relatively quite since releasing Old, and while we haven't really been getting any new music from him (apart from "Sweeney Song"), he's still making the interview rounds from time to time. Yesterday he sat down with Sway Calloway on RapFix and shared some of what he's been up to since Old. Among his adventures, Danny had some involvement in Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" video, he's visited South Africa, and he met Eminem.
Danny Brown Says Big Sean Was Probably "Spoiled Or Sheltered," Talks Detroit Bankruptcy
Danny Brown has always made sure to pay tribute to his hometown. His Detroit State Of Mind mixtape series, and his work with local producers like Black Milk and OhNo, are good examples of the city's influence on his music, but Danny has not always painted a positive picture of Detroit.