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    Danny Brown

    Album: XXX Why you should listen: You want something that raises your heart-rate

    As Danny Brown lets us know on "Radio Song," he won't compromise his X-rated lyrics, wild persona, or individuality for any efforts at mainstream chart success. Although MCHG is certainly not full of radio-targeted singles, you do get the sense that Jay-Z really doesn't want to offend anyone with his music. For all his talk of challenging the "old world," the album is really just a celebration of capitalism, consumerism and Jay's own contented life, whereas Brown's breakout tape was shot through with innovation and risk-taking creativity.

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