20 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

Coming out of Detroit, Danny Brown has gone from blog-friendly mixtape rapper to legitimate star in just a few short years. Now he's signed to A-Trak and Nick Catchdub's Fool's Gold Records, and Old is his third full-length (following The Hybrid and XXX). It's his first with major-label backing and officially for sale in stores. One of the most unusual, nontraditional emcees in the game right now, Brown has two distinct vocal styles: one mellow and laid-back, the other high-pitched and hyperactive. The songs here are also of the split-personality type; half are serious, darkly introspective, and thought-provoking ("The Return" with Freddie Gibbs, "Gremlins"), while the other half are spazzed-out let's-get-wasted-and-party anthems that wouldn't sound out of place on a LMFAO record ("Smokin & Drinkin," "Handstand"). The production—from Oh No, SKYWLKR, Frank Dukes, and BadBadNotGood—is heavy on the freaky electronics, while vocal features come from A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and others. If you're already a Danny Brown fan, you're gonna love this.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Coming out of Detroit, Danny Brown has gone from blog-friendly mixtape rapper to legitimate star in just a few short years. Now he's signed to A-Trak and Nick Catchdub's Fool's Gold Records, and Old is his third full-length (following The Hybrid and XXX). It's his first with major-label backing and officially for sale in stores. One of the most unusual, nontraditional emcees in the game right now, Brown has two distinct vocal styles: one mellow and laid-back, the other high-pitched and hyperactive. The songs here are also of the split-personality type; half are serious, darkly introspective, and thought-provoking ("The Return" with Freddie Gibbs, "Gremlins"), while the other half are spazzed-out let's-get-wasted-and-party anthems that wouldn't sound out of place on a LMFAO record ("Smokin & Drinkin," "Handstand"). The production—from Oh No, SKYWLKR, Frank Dukes, and BadBadNotGood—is heavy on the freaky electronics, while vocal features come from A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and others. If you're already a Danny Brown fan, you're gonna love this.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
697 Ratings

697 Ratings

Hula moo ,

Album of the Year

Danny put together a legendary hip hop classic. This has everything you want in a hip hop album. Starts with Side A: tracks with that old school hip hop vibe which was more evident on The Hybrid than XXX. Then you enter Side B: bangers. Simple as that. Unbelievably entertaining party music.
Overall, I couldn't find a single track I didn't love. Danny brought all of his musical knowledge and eclectic taste into this album and it worked perfectly.
10/10

chumlee420 ,

YEAH BOY!!!! Cant Wait

BRUISER... That's my crew. BRUISER... But don't forget the brew..

Blaziken48 ,

SO AMPED

The couple tracks I've listened to are amazing, feeling like a complete album I just need the rest to drop RIGHT NOW I NEED THIS.

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