Started reading when the judge threw the fucking book


Danny Brown’s XXX has been my favorite rap release of this year. Brown’s surreal violent imagery coupled with a deep level of self-actualization makes his raps a dense weaving of irony, internal reflection, and mind-blowing lines. After all, this is the man who brazenly yells “Hold up! Wait a minute! That pussy ain’t shit ’til it’s had some Danny in it!” a few minutes before reflecting on casual sex and drug use leading to life being a joke in “Party All the Time” and reflecting on the social strife of his hometown Detroit in “Fields.”

XXX is free and streamable in its entirety courtesy of the Fools Gold Records Soundcloud, and I encourage everyone to listen to it all the way through. Brown manages to criticize the rap industry while simultaneously spitting rap tropes on steroids prior to providing some of the most grim reflections on life put on record. Unfortunately there have yet to be any videos from the album, so here is a little throwback vid of “Greatest Rapper Ever” off The Hybrid, complete with a shirtless guy stacking stolen pipes a la “Scrap or Die” and a multitude of non-existant NBA team merchandise. It’s also neat to remember Brown’s hair before he went for the black Win Butler look.

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