Danny Brown has revealed more details about his upcoming Old album, which is set to feature Rustie, A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Kitty Pryde, and Purity Ring as contributors. SKYWLKR and Paul White are involved in production, alongside beats from Darq E Freaker, Oh No and Warp signing Rustie. The new album is due out soon. Listen to a brand new track, “Express Yourself”, just released, via Complex Music. The official tracklisting for the new record hasn’t been revealed or leaked yet, so not sure if this will appear on it or not. This one was inspired by Diplo/Major Lazer, and produced by Trampy. Find his new tour dates with “Harlem Shake” artist Baauer here, and listen to two other new songs here.
Danny Brown is a Detroit MC who embraced his unique hood/hipster personality, took full advantage of social media, and — fueled by his experiences with drug dealing and drug taking, as well as a wicked sense of humor — delivered some of the most vivid and side-splitting rhymes of his era. The group advanced far enough to get the attention of the Roc-A-Fella label; a deal was not struck, but an A&R rep assisted Brown with the recording and release of a mixtape, Detroit State of Mind. New York recording sessions placed him in the company of several contemporaries, including G-Unit’s Tony Yayo. In 2010, Yayo and Brown released Hawaiian Snow, while Brown also released The Hybrid, among other mixtapes, such as additional volumes of the Detroit State of Mind series. While it was rumored that Brown would be signing to G-Unit, label head 50 Cent allegedly balked due to the rapper’s fashion sense (including a preference for skinny jeans). Brown eventually linked with the Fool’s Gold label, where he issued XXX, his highest-profile mixtape to that point.