I like weird stuff. Con pointed out to me the other day that my proclivity for strange shit definitely extends to my taste in contemporary hip-hop. Kanye (although his weirdness is arguable), Lil B (his is not) and ASAP Rocky are some of my favorites. Danny Brown has also long been a member of that list.

Danny Brown is weird, but he’s also really, really good. He raps like no one I’ve ever heard before, and when put next to other rappers it seems like they’re maybe trying to do the same thing, but he’s approaching it from a completely different angle. If Jay-Z is flying private planes, Danny’s caught some sort of large, ungainly prehistoric bird and is riding it. That, plus his talent, comes out in this project. It’s paranoid, esoteric and funny. I like it. Download it.


Danny Brown – “XXX” (.zip)