Danny Brown Speaks on the New Jay-Z and Kanye West Albums

In a recent interview with Huffington Post, Danny Brown opened up about the forthcoming Old album, but he also took a minute to reflect on two of the biggest hip-hop albums of the moment: Jay-Z’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail and Kanye West’s Yeezus. The two albums represent two very different sides of hip-hop—the business side and the artistic side. Read Danny’s thoughts below.

On Jay-Z’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail:

“At the end of the day, Jay-Z always says he’s ‘the Michael Jordan of rap’ and shit, and this was like when Jordan played for the Wizards and bought the team. He got a deal to sell a million records and he did it.”

On Kanye West’s Yeezus:

“It stood for exactly what I stood for, being progressive with rap music. If someone like him is sticking his neck out in his position, and saying, ‘Let’s be experimental,’ and now being experimental is cool, then that does nothing but help somebody like me… He can’t do Danny Brown, though, so I don’t care. No matter how weird he gets, it’s still not Danny Brown weird.”

Read the full interview here.

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  • (suh-blay)

    I cannot wait till his new album drops! Hopefully he performs some new track the day he performs at the Afropunk Fest.
    The festival this season is definitely going to be sick! Come through, happening right in BK in August, and its FREE! How can you pass that up with the line up and things they feature.

  • トラップの神々TRAP GODS

    That whole phrase “Michael Jordan of Rap” is taken out of context. Michael combined both a street playground game and over all fundamentals of basketball like what Bruce Lee did when creating a jeet kun do the combined style and won 6 championships JAY Z idolized that heard other rappers say it and threw it in too many other faces He is no where near Jordan scoring “Kanye IS JORDAN SCORING IN HIP HOP” JAY Z embraced the brooklynite of Jordan but you didn’t combine both styles and spoke for the common people. KANYE HAS. When KANYE goes off it’s no hidden agenda he’s telling you it’s some real fucked up shit. JAYZ wines you heard Jordan Speak there’s a definitive in his voice he’s not wining no way “JAYZ is THE JORDAN OF RAP”

  • yaboi

    I thought Kanye described himself as the “Michael Jordan of Rap”?

  • some guy

    I always got the impression that Danny didn’t fuck with Kanye’s newer stuff

    Glad he appreciates Yeezus though

  • miles b

    Jay z is definitely the michael jordan of this rap shit. nobody’s been more idolized, polarizing or important to the game. kanye is more of a kobe….

  • トラップの神々TRAP GODS

    That’s a matter of opinion about a metaphor. In the real world Jay Z is NO WHERE NEAR JORDAN AS A BRAND AND WILL NEVER BE. JAY Z IS A RICH NIGGAS DREAM. JORDAN IS A COLLIGATE WITH A UNTOUCHED LEGACY AND EMPIRE. YOU’LL NOTICE WHEN JORDAN DIES AND JAY Z DIE.

  • トラップの神々TRAP GODS

    OH AND A….LIL WAYNE IS JORDAN. JAY Z IS CARMELO ANTHONY.

  • gatskan