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.

We're sure you know XXX and Old, but we wanted to shed some light on some lesser-known cuts today. Focusing on the Detroit Native's mixtape cuts, we're dedicating this Throwback Thursday to Danny Brown.