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 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 Shares Another Snippet From "Atrocity Exhibition"
Danny Brown has been steady dropping snippets to promote his upcoming album. At this point, it's pretty safe to say that Atrocity Exhibition is going to be his most experimental body of work to date. Sunday afternoon, Brown shared yet another snippet, this time for a song called "Really Doe." It features a driving drum beat and a manic bell melody that meshes nicely with Brown's unhinged delivery. The song features Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt, so buckle up.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Danny Brown & Vic Mensa Announce European Tour
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.
Review: Danny Brown's "Old"
It was strange when the tracklist for Old was released, as the album was divided into two different halves, but at first listen it's obvious why: they represent two sides of Danny Brown's multifaceted psyche and personality, as well as the old and the new. Garnering success after the release of his second studio album XXX last year, the Detroit-born rapper is more confident in his weirdness and originality than ever before, a major facet of his work that attracted fans; he's finally put it all on full display.
Full Album Stream For Danny Brown's "Old"
Danny Brown's long-awaited album Old is finally ready for release (and may or may not have sprung a leak last night). Even so, Danny is offering an album stream for fans via Spotify. The album features Freddie Gibbs, ScHoolboy Q, Purity Ring, Ab-Soul and more. Listen below and let us know your first thoughts.
Lyrics Of The Week: September 13-19
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked (with the exception of Drake's poesy). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not quite sure about will be bolded.