Detroit hybrid-rapper Danny Brown packed the Showbox to near capacity Saturday night with an all-ages crowd of party-ready revelers who all seemed like they had seen him perform at least once before.More
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Detroit’s Danny Brown has been pumping out solo mixtapes consistently since 2007, the year he released “Detroit State of Mind” after finishing a jail sentence for violating probation (stemming from a youthful drug offense).More
Detroit rapper Danny Brown’s “Old” — the newly released follow-up to his breakout 2011 opus of drugs, sex and desperation, “XXX”— has a double meaning to its title.
On one hand it refers to his age and unconventional career arc, only rapping “seriously” since 2007 after serving jail time for charges caught while selling drugs as a teen, and being 30 years old when “XXX” dropped. On the other, it’s a shot at the former fans and rap nerds decrying his post-“XXX” shift in sound from more gritty dopeman narratives to electronic-leaning, molly-popping party rap.More