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.
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.
Top Tracks Of The Week: Sept 23-29
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features Danny Brown, Justin Timberlake, ScHoolBoy Q and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.
Underrated Audio: September 14-20
Last week we saw a solid output of music from artists both big and small. However, Drake took the cake with Nothing Was The Same leaking-- basically all talk revolved around Drizzy. Today let's take a look at five dope tracks that dropped in the past seven days, that are unrelated to the Toronto king. Let us know which underrated rappers you're feeling at the moment.
Schoolboy Q Hints Super Group With Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky & Ab-Soul
As he sets his eyes on his Interscope debut album Oxymoron, Schoolboy Q hints at the possibility of forming a super group with Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, and Ab-Soul.
Danny Brown Voices His Opinion On Artists Who Try To Make Hit Records
Danny Brown is known for his erratic behavior, drug talk, high-pitched voice, and missing teeth, which may make him seem like an unlikely candidate to become a mainstream star. However, he's found a strong fan-base, and continues to grow in popularity, and given the Internet age, who knows how big he'll get? Although the rapper isn't opposed to having a hit song, in a new interview with Fuse, he discusses those rappers who 'try' to make a hit, and are in the game for the love of money.
Danny Brown Says "OLD" Is "A Party Album, But It's Dark"
Danny Brown's upcoming album, OLD, finally has a release date. While fans eagerly await his follow-up to XXX, there's still confusion as to what the record will actually sound like.
Lyrics Of The Week: November 15-21
Repetition remains a reality in the rap game, and specific bars tend to get overlooked. 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 sure about will be bolded.
Danny Brown Reveals Tracklist For "Old"
Danny Brown is gearing up to finally release his album, Old, through Fool's Gold label. He's been dropping leaks week by week, with the release date for the album in a week from now. After revealing the artwork a few weeks back, the rapper returns to today with the complete tracklist. The album rounds up features from ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Ab-Soul, Freddie Gibbs, Purity Ring and more. Peep the full tracklist in the gallery above. Watch his most recent video for track #13 "Dip" below.
Charts Don't Lie: October 20
This week everyone's favorite dope boy Pusha T finally made his Charts debut, with My Name Is My Name. The album, which has been praised highly by most, managed a #4 debut, selling on the lower-end of the projected amount, with 75k. While it's solid numbers for a rapper who's been in the underground for most of his career, what does it say about those supporting 'real rap'? That there aren't that many?
Danny Brown Announces The "Old & Reckless" Tour [Update: European Tour Dates Added]
Danny Brown recently announced a joint tour with electronic dance producer Baauer, however, he's also heading on a solo tour. The Detroit native just announced the "Old & Reckless" tour with special guest Kitty.
Danny Brown & A-Trak Announce "Double Trouble" Tour
Danny Brown is in the thick of his co-headlining "2 High To Die" tour with Action Bronson (and was just granted entry to play shows in Canada for the first time), but the Old emcee already has another joint tour up his sleeve. Danny will be joined by A-Trak, who on top of being a DJ (and producer of "Smokin & Drinkin" from the rapper's new album), is also the founder of Fool's Gold Records, the label Brown currently calls home.
Danny Brown Threatens To Leak "OLD," A-Trak Says Album Is Coming
We heard in recent interviews with Danny Brown that his anticipated album, OLD, is completely ready to go and he's just waiting on his label's OK. It sounds like the Detroit native is getting impatient, taking to Twitter to vent his feelings about the project. Danny tweeted, "Man #OLD fuck around and never come out ... Smh." He then threatened to leak the album, "I'm a fuck around and leak that shit myself if niggas don't get it together."
A$AP Rocky & Danny Brown Appear On Kathy Griffin's Talk Show
A$AP Rocky and Danny Brown came that much closer to their shared dream of banging Kathy Griffin last night, appearing on the comedian's Bravo talk show.The two rappers first expressed interest in the lady while doing a segment for Noisey's "Back & Forth," and soon Kathy had responded to the two, and invited them to visit her talk show, "Kathy."