It took a while for me to understand Danny Brown. His missing tooth, characteristically unique voice, and strange choice in beats, all originally made me slightly nervous for Fool's Gold Records and its labelheads, Nick Catchdubs and A-Trak, when they first introduced the Detroit native as theirs.
However, it only took me a little while to understand that they had, once again, struck 'gold' with their choice. Danny Brown was a genius. Well, okay, perhaps not exactly Einstein, but his rhymes were some of the most interesting lines since who knows when, and it turned out that if there was anyone I could depend to drop obscure music knowledge, it was him (his love for Stacy Lattisaw is probably a prime example). Plus, his personality has made him a Noisey staple, and a favorite whenever I seek a quick laugh.
To surprise the world yet again, right off the heels of his latest release, “Kush Coma,” he has teamed up with London-based rock producer, Paul White to craft together “Street Lights.” The complete ying-yang dynamic between the psychedelic feel of the beat with Brown's unique voice magically fits perfectly together, and their frequent collaborations spark a special chemistry for the two artists.
It might not be an easy listen at first try, but it is definitely a track with a brilliance behind it that people will find unconventional and different.
Danny Brown is super busy this year, with both a tour with Baauer and Kitty respectively, as well as an one-off show on March 21st in Brooklyn with Le1f, The Skins, and Oxymorons. He also has his first album out, titled Old, coming out on Fool's Gold Records soon. Paul White is releasing this track via One-Handed Music on Bandcamp, where there are also presales for vinyls as well.
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