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E-40 – “All My Niggas” (Feat. Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q) Video

Last month, the Bay Area rap originator E-40, one of the genre’s few universally beloved and still-relevant figures, linked with internet-rap livewires Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q for “All My Niggas,” a hard and unpretentious little banger. The song’s new video, from director Ben Griffin, is a low-budget rapping-in-the-warehouse affair, too visually static to make… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2013 - 1:56 pm

SD – “New World Order (Remix)” (Feat. Danny Brown)

I probably should’ve realized this already, but after seeing him live in Sweden over the weekend, it’s now absolutely apparent that I need to post something every time Danny Brown farts in a recording studio. Brown is on a ridiculous roll right now, and just about everything he’s done lately has been monstrous. Case i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Way Out West 2013 Day 3: Kendrick Lamar, Cat Power, Disclosure, & More

On Friday, I sat down for a beer with Joel Borg, one of the founders of Gothenburg, Sweden’s Way Out West festival. (I might post the whole conversation later if I get time; it was an interesting one.) The festival’s booking has a general sonic identity of its own, one that exists somewhere near the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 11, 2013 - 3:16 am

E-40 – “All My Niggas” (Feat. Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q)

Bay Area rap godfather and inveterate weirdo E-40 might be the most universally respected elder-statesman figure in all of rap right now, and his productivity has, if anything, increased as he’s advanced deeper into middle age. At this point, he can work with just about any rapper he feels like working with, so let’s credit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 19, 2013 - 9:09 am

Sasquatch! 2013 Sunday: Killer Mike, Grimes, Earl Sweatshirt, & More

If Friday and Saturday felt a little lite in the hip-hop department, Sunday was like an all you can eat buffet. I indulged quite a bit, but before the hip-hop marathon started, Sunday may have had the best start of the weekend with Deep Sea Diver’s early 2pm set. You may not have heard of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 27, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Kitty Pryde Assesses “This Whole Danny Brown Oral Sex Thing”

Danny Brown and Kitty (née Pryde) have been on the road together for the Old And Reckless Tour for about a week. It was reported that at their Minneapolis date last Friday a female attendee hopped on stage, pulled down Brown’s pants, and briefly attempted to perform oral sex on the rapper. It’s been commented… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 2, 2013 - 10:54 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Watch Danny Brown Debut “Dope Song” At Coachella

Danny Brown was one of the sweatiest performers I saw at Coachella, mostly because of his unrelenting rubbery energy in the mid-day blazing sun. During his set, he gave a taste of what’s to come from his upcoming LP Old. One of those songs is the particularly aggressive “Dope Song,” further proof that he ca… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 22, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Paul White – “Street Lights” Video (Feat. Danny Brown)

Just like his fellow British producer the Purist before him, Paul White has made a psychedelic animated video for his recent Danny Brown collab, perhaps as a workaround for the fact that Danny Brown isn’t actually in the video. Director Plastic Horse’s video for White’s “Street Lights” might actually turn out a bit better tha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Charli XCX – “What I Like” Remix (Feat. Danny Brown)

The young British dance-pop queen Charli XCX releases her excellent debut album True Romance tomorrow, and now the firebreathing Detroit rapper Danny Brown has jumped on “What I Like,” the album’s purest love song. Brown’s voice gives the blissful track an out-of-nowhere energy surge, just as it did on his remix of Purity Ring’s “Belispeak.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Coachella 2013 Saturday: The Postal Service, Phoenix, The Make-Up, & More

Before we get into Saturday, let’s not bury the day’s big lede: R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage to perform his biggest crossover that isn’t from the Space Jam soundtrack, “Ignition (Remix).” Not quite the Daft Punk cameo folks rumored, definitely worthy of its own post. Which is here. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 14, 2013 - 4:33 pm

10 Less Obvious Must-See Sets At Coachella ’13

Coachella Weekend 1 strikes tomorrow! If you’re heading out to Indio for the festival, we know you’re probably intending to check out Blur, Phoenix, the Postal Service, and many of the other marquee acts performing at the Polo Grounds. But if you’re an early riser or someone who is looking for something a little different,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 11, 2013 - 11:36 am

Danny Brown – “Express Yourself”

I see you, Danny Brown. Hopping on a track the producer Trampy cites as inspired by Diplo’s #ExpressYourself Twitter trend — which is, essentially, his way to get Internet girls to send him pics of them booty-poppin’ while in a handstand a la his… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 5, 2013 - 12:08 pm

Paul White – “Street Lights” (Feat. Danny Brown)

Here’s a thing Danny Brown loves doing: Jumping on a track from a British producer and just absolutely ripping it to shreds. His latest target is “Street Lights,” a song from the beatmaker Paul White, who’s already made a bunch of songs with Brown, including three that appeared on Brown’s own XXX. “Street Lights” i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2013 - 10:51 am

Danny Brown – “Kush Coma” (Prod. by Skywlkr)

Without even listening to it, you know Danny Brown’s “Kush Coma” is a song about weed — and not just weed, but smoking to the point of incapacitation. But for a song about getting nihilistically high, there’s a lot of care put into flow and vocal melody. One of the best things about Danny i… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 19, 2013 - 5:38 pm

The Purist – “Jealousy” Video (Feat. Danny Brown)

In making his psychedelic rap track “Jealousy,” British producer the Purist made a very good decision when he recruited an on-fire Danny Brown to drop a couple of ferocious verses onto it. In track’s new video, you can actually read every one of Brown’s verses, since the text appears on the bottom of what’s otherwise… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2013 - 11:26 am

Kanye, Danny Brown Dis MTV’s Hottest MCs List

Every year, MTV sends a whole bunch of A-list rappers into paroxysms of rage when it reveals its Hottest MCs In The Game list. The list hasn’t even been completely unveiled yet, but rappers are already getting heated about their placement — so much so that one Kanye West, #7 on the list, offered a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2013 - 11:07 am

The Purist – “Jealousy” (Feat. Danny Brown)

I am about to start a petition to get Danny Brown to commission an EP with beats strictly by British producers utilizing some manifestation of synth flute. When Brown flipped Darq E. Freaker’s “Cherryade” — one of the most compelling grime tracks of 2011 — for “Blueberry (Pills And Cocaine)” it begged for him to… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 23, 2013 - 12:14 pm

A$AP Rocky – “1Train” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.)

On “1 Train,” a massive six-minute posse cut from his forthcoming LONGLIVEA$AP album, A$AP Rocky has lined up pretty much every single rapper who’s had the internet going nuts in the last couple of years, setting them all up to go in over a slow-rolling Hit-Boy beat. Just recruiting this many great rappers on one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2012 - 11:58 am

Danny Brown – “Wit It” Video

In his video for “Wit It,” Danny Brown steps into animated, psychedelic, low-res versions of the album covers that Pen & Pixel used to make for No Limit and Cash Money. He also spends some serious quality time with a mob of strippers. Probably best to consider this one NSFW. Bijoux Altamirano directs; watch it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2012 - 11:45 am