Jan 22, 2012

Danny Brown - XXX (2011)


1. XXX 1:51
2. Die Like a Rockstar 2:26
3. Pac Blood 2:32
4. Radio Song 2:22
5. Lie4 3:12
6. I Will 3:16
7. Bruiser Brigade (feat. Dopehead) 3:45
8. Detroit 187 (feat. Chip$) 3:05
9. Monopoly 2:45
10. Blunt After Blunt 3:26
11. Outer Space 2:44
12. Adderall Admiral 1:43
13. DNA 2:57
14. Nosebleeds 1:37
15. Party All the Time 3:28
16. EWNESW 2:23
17. Fields 2:33
18. Scrap or Die 3:56
19. 30 3:18

The punchline album of 2011. Drug-rap and not weed-rap, even the weed song Blunt After Blunt is fucking intense and dark. Danny Brown's XXX is a drug-fuelled world where each song sets the scene with its production and Brown's drug-fucked cartoon-character narrator tells a story. Suitably moods vary like crazy from fascination with one's own death, to huge boasts, to aggression, to depression, to careful observation.

A disturbing mood-swinging hyperreality culminating in the epic 30 where Brown's bizarre Kool Keith meets x cartoon performance sounds like its about to collapse and we're going to witness something really raw and twisted. And we get as close as we ever will with the 30 year old talking less about drugs and eating pussy and instead explaining how he got to where he is on the record. He embodies a realness he claims is derived from Pac (Pac's Blood) but is rather unique to him.

The best alternative rap album in ages- unpretentious, funny, fun, honest and anxiety inducing

A-

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Danny Brown "XXX" by foolsgoldrecs

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