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The 10 Best Sets At Bonnaroo 2014

It has to be a toss-up between Coachella and Bonnaroo as to which is our most iconic currently active American festival. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I found the earlier years of Bonnaroo somewhat mythic -- I had friends who would make summer trips down to the festival, and they talked about it like it wa… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 16, 2014

Busdriver – “Ego Death” (Feat. Aesop Rock & Danny Brown)

Busdriver, Aesop Rock, and Danny Brown all come from vastly different corners of the map, both geographically and figuratively, but all three are among underground rap's most distinctive vocal stylists. Busdriver, the L.A. speed-rap expressionist, lined up verses from both Aes and Danny for "Ego Death," a track from the new album Perfect Hair. Jeremiah… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 16, 2014

Danny Brown’s Pissed He Was Cut From A$AP Mob’s “Hella Hoes”

Last week, Harlem's A$AP Mob debuted a new track called "Hella Hoes," and all four of the rappers who appeared on that song (Rocky, Ferg, Nast, Twelvyy), had the A$AP prefix in their names. Apparently, though, one prominent non-A$AP rapper was on a previous version of the song, and the A$AP guys decided to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 9, 2014

Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD – “Six Degrees” (Feat. Danny Brown)

It's hard to imagine two more appealing characters in rap than Ghostface Killah and Danny Brown, two gifted storytellers with peerless knack for detail and unmistakably wild cartoonish rasps. They would make a fine #TrueDetectiveSeason2 pair if True Detective hadn't just announced that next season will feature three detectives. Maybe the Toronto jazz outfit… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 27, 2014

Bumbershoot Lineup 2014

The Bumbershoot Festival goes down in venues around Seattle every year on Labor Day weekend, and the lineup for this year's festivities on 8/30-9/1 just came out. As usual, it's a unique assembly of talent, not just a retread of your basic festival mainstay. A sampling of notable acts: Wu-Tang Clan (featuring... who knows?), the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 9, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I came so close to including the Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger's "Animals" video this week, partly because it's good on its own merits and partly because "eyelinered Jodorowskian hippie cult leader" is a way better look for Sean Lennon than "Cibo Matto bassist" or "guy in the East Village X-Large store waiting… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2014

Danny Brown – “25 Bucks” (Feat. Purity Ring) Video

Last year, Danny Brown released the tortured, introspective, adventurous rap opus Old, one of the year's best albums. One of the risky choices he made on the LP was to bring Purity Ring in to produce "25 Bucks," a song about remembering his mother pulling his family through hard-times single-handedly by braiding neighbors' hair… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2014

Watch Danny Brown Play Arsenio

A Danny Brown show is a frantic and beautiful thing that doesn't really translate to late-night TV, but that hasn't stopped late-night TV hosts from booking him. And last night, Brown was the musical guest on Arsenio, where he performed "Dip," the all-over-the-place ecstasy anthem from his great album Old. At least i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2014

Watch Danny Brown Play Kimmel With Purity Ring’s Megan James

Danny Brown is one of rap's most electric live performers, but somehow he'd never performed on a late-night show before last night. As the musical guest on Kimmel, he knocked out "25 Bucks," from his insanely good 2013 album Old. That's the Purity Ring-produced song about how Danny's mother supported an entire family by… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week because of the holiday, so we considered any music that dropped between last week and this one eligible for this week's installment. And wouldn't ya know it: Over the course of two truncated weeks we got five new songs from straight A-listers. Stakes is high. But who took… More »

By: Stereogum / January 3, 2014

Vampire Weekend – “Step (Remix Feat. Danny Brown, Heems, & Despot)”

Vampire Weekend were lyrically namechecking Lil Jon the first time we ever heard them, nearly seven years ago now, but it's taken them until now to drop an all-star rap remix. "Step," the gorgeously shimmering midtempo jam from their 2013 album Modern Vampires Of The City (one of our favorites ofMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2014

The Year In Molly

MDMA aka ecstasy aka Molly has a long, storied musical history and wizened drug rappers Danny Brown and Juicy J have been spearheading a new Molly movement since the dawn of the decade. But ever since spring 2012 -- around the time Madonna named her album MDNA and Kanye rapped "Somethin' 'bout Mary, she… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2013

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we're rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum's annual readers' poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013's best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we're… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year, no such luck. Many heard my #1 pick of the year (and you can probably already guess what it is) as the work of a sonic visionary, and plenty more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2013

NXNE 2014 Initial Lineup

With music festival season over, we're now getting some initial lineup announcements for next year. The massive NXNE Festival in Toronto has announced its initial lineup for 2014 and it's looking good. It covers music, film, and other media between 6/13-6/22, but there's an emphasis on music in the last few days starting on the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 12, 2013

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2013

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013

Sleigh Bells, Danny Brown @ Terminal 5, NYC 11/22/13

At first glance, Danny Brown and Sleigh Bells on the same bill doesn't necessarily make a whole lot of sense, almost as incongruous—though not half as offensive—as the fact that Dinosaur Jr. will be opening for MGMT next month. It's one of those shows where you almost feel like there are different groups of people… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 23, 2013

Danny Brown & Mndsgn – “Sweeney Song”

Sweeney Kovar used to run a rap blog called Classic Drug References, and now he's releasing a decidedly non-digital box set -- three 7" singles and a zine -- under the same title. One of those singles teams Danny Brown, spitting hard in vintage firebreather fashion, over a buzzing, stammering beat from the producer Mndsgn. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2013

Bob Dylan – “Like A Rolling Stone” Interactive Video

It's a weird time for Bob Dylan to release an interactive video for his generation-defining 1965 song "Like A Rolling Stone," but Dylan did just release the massive 47-disc box set The Complete Album Collection Volume 1, so why the hell not. The video, a fascinating piece of work, aims to replicate the act of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2013