Danny Brown – XXX.


XXX makes for a nasty listen. It’s a death spiral of drugs, alcohol, and sex and yet the title actually refers to the roman numeral. Danny Brown just turned 30. Inebriated fornication is hardly a new topic for hip-hop, but XXX takes a startlingly dark tone. “Die Like a Rockstar” is the album’s thesis. Brown compares himself to deceased entertainers, his cartoony cadence making him sound truly deranged. “Bruiser Brigade” is the backdrop to a night of belligerent drunkenness and “Lie4″ is the same, but with hallucinogens. The project requires cracked, this-is-your-brain-on-drugs beats and Skywlkr, Brandun Deshay, and Paul White rise to the task magnificently. XXX is an outburst from an artist who can’t call himself a young man anymore and one of the best rap albums of the year.

Download: Danny Brown – XXX

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    DANNY BROWN is f*ckin’ S-I-C-K! [Many compare & remind them of an O.D.B. (R.I.P.) of Our Generation w/ a Pharcyde on top...but he may be more comparable & reminiscent of how DMX emerged & rose to prominense in the late-1990's/early-2000's at the age of 28] Another sick-twisted Detroit rapper…must be something in their water.

    [Note: Danny Brown was on the verge of being signed to 50 Cent's G-Unit Records label but may have not quite fit their image of a G-Unit Soldier...his bi-sexuality image might have posed a problem for the "real-life" action-hero-type rapper Curtis "Fifty Cent" Jackson]

    “50 didn’t sign me because I wore skinnies,” – Danny Brown


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