Danny Brown Interview: "I Have Been Around Phoenix."
"I am unpredictable," Danny Brown says. "That's why I call myself the hybrid. I never do the same shit." Danny's high-pitched speedy delivery attracts listeners and hip-hop heads alike to his Adderall-influenced songs. He's recognized for his idiosyncratic rhymes and jokes (who else can reference Janis Joplin and GG Allin in the same verse?), as much as for his hairdo and trademark smile, with a front tooth missing.
Danny Brown is scheduled to perform Monday, April 15, at Club Red in Tempe.
Danny Brown is known for obsessing over his bars, and he won't release anything until it's got that Danny Brown stamp of approval. Soon, his new album, OLD, will be released to a crowd of fans who fell in love with his mixtapes. But this time around, the 32-year-old rapper says he will present us with a more "grown-up" Danny Brown.
I asked him what we should expect from OLD, but he wasn't ready to give anything away. "You just have to wait and see," he said. "Expect the unexpected because it can't be pin-pointed down."
He takes pride in producing good work: As he says to his peers in "#hottestmc," "I be writing that shit, have you rappers pissed / Like, 'How'd he think of this? I wish I'd thought of that shit.'" "#hottestmc" was written long before he was snubbed by MTV's Hottest MC List, but he released it in response to being left out. Announcing it on Twitter, he said, "Fuck a top 10 list. I'm the greatest rapper ever."