Danny Brown Old
Popular rap has been on a Dr. Dre kick for a long time and it’s refreshing to see someone bring in fresh ideas about how to make rap music. Danny uses three different voices to get his frenetic ideas out, and it’s something else. I’ve been listening to this album almost everyday since it came out. I still can’t get over it. Listen to this one.
"25 Bucks" get’s us rolling with a wildly smooth beat, and sets us up for one of the best track on the album, "Wonderbread". The song is a biographical tale about the first time Danny saw a dude smoke crack when he was 11. The music is carny-creepy and works perfectly with Danny’s whiney voice.
"Gremlins" has some tough rapping over top of a hard bassy pulse with a (I think) Thom Yorke sample flowing around it. The next track really has some mosh pit inspiring beats to it. "Dope" is head a noddingly awesome jam about getting your girlfriend to suck his dick.
"Red 2 Go" marks the start second half of the album where it kicks into party mode. The beats are frenetic and bold. Danny yells/raps over many of the tracks. I really just wanna list all of the second half here, it is that good. The only one that might be above the rest is "Kush Coma", but barely better than all these great tracks.
The beats and sounds on this album feel like nothing else out there now and that’s from start to finish. I can’t wait to see what’s next from Danny. In the mean time I’m sure he’ll keep doing crazy stuff like performing at an ICP concert to entertain us.