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Tony Touch Shows Where The New Boom Bap Lives In His Latest Mix (Audio)

Twenty years ago, Brooklyn, New York's Tony Touch was one of the most prominent mixtape DJs. One of the original promoters of the MC freestyle, Tony Touch played records he liked, featured great signed and underground talent, and kept the culture organic. In 2016, Tony is one of the only... Read more

Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt & Danny Brown Get Real On A Black Milk Beat (Audio)

More than three years ago, A$AP Rocky called the "1Train" to the platform. The moment unified many of the most exciting new artists of the 2010s, on one track, out to do lyrical damage. Taking some of that same crop of talent, Danny Brown—who appeared on the cut, does it... Read more

Eminem Rhymes Faster Than You Can Read. Just Watch…(Lyric Video)

With the true video already making its rounds from late last month, "Detroit Vs. Everybody" comes in lyrical form. If any artist or song is worth the closer, literal look, it's this Eminem, Danny Brown, Royce Da 5’9”, Big Sean & DeJ Loaf moment. Was 2014 Eminem's strongest year in... Read more

Detroit Vs. Everybody: How One City Staged a Hip-Hop Takeover (Editorial)

Detroit, Michigan is historically, a fighter’s city. The sharp elbows of the Bad Boy-era Pistons, the unbreakable spirit of the autoworkers through the decline of the industry’s bountifulness, and the cold, harsh conditions of everyday life make for the Great Lakes State to be rugged, never smooth. In the context... Read more

Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean & Danny Brown Claim Detroit Vs. Everybody (Video)

After all the hype behind the "Detroit Vs. Everybody" movement and the Shady XV album, Eminem has gotten together with Royce Da 5'9", Big Sean, Danny Brown, DeJ Loaf, and Trick Trick to release a music video for the song. Similar to the "Shady XV Cypher", the video features each... Read more

Noisey Releases The Biggest Posse Cut Ever Featuring More Than 35 Rappers (Video)

In the quest to put together the ultimate posse cut, Noisey assembled 35+ rappers in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York for a series of verses to be fused into one song. After seeding verses in pieces for the last few weeks, they have now released the full 42 minute... Read more

Action Bronson & Danny Brown Bring The Bad News On An Alchemist Jam (Audio)

Traditionally, Action Bronson favors retro-styled production, whether it's the dusty loops of Tommy Mas or the hazy '60s psychedelia of Party Supplies. Close affiliate and Rare Chandeliers collaborator Alchemist has a style all of his own, but has provided sounds somewhere in the middle. For the GTA V game, which... Read more

Eminem Released Infinite 18 Years Ago Today

With the anticipated release of his 9th studio album, Shady XV, Eminem continues to prove that he still has a ton of fire left in his gut. Look no further for proof of this fact than with the release of his 18 minute lyrical massacre, "Shady CVXPHER," that recently set... Read more

Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean & Danny Brown Lead a Detroit Takeover (Audio)

After nearly shutting down the Internet earlier with one of the strongest cyphers ever, Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" are back and they brought a few friends...or neighbors, to be exact. The dynamic duo leads an all-Detroit cast of artists, including Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and Trick Trick... Read more

Black Milk Plays An Hour-Long Set Of His Futuristic Funk (Video)

Boiler Room DJ sets are great opportunities to test versatile artists in new mediums. Whether Madlib, Pete Rock, or Erykah Badu, all are capable of traditional sets that include bands, microphones, and LCD screens. This medium allows producers in particular to sequence their own productions and projects into a concert,... Read more

A$AP Rocky Is Surrounded By Hip-Hop & Fashion’s Elite In SVDDXNLY Part 4 (Video)

While following him during Rihanna's Diamonds Tour in 2013, Noisey and their SVDDXNLY series give another in depth look into the life of A$AP Rocky as he leaves his home in Los Angeles and follow him through the events in between his performance at Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas. Amidst... Read more

Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, Vic Mensa & More Blow The Roof Off Peter Palooza III (Video)

Blow out the candles with Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg as the radio personality kicks it behind the scenes with some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop for his third birthday bash aptly titled Peter Palooza III. After snapping a few quick pictures with the likes of Chris Rivers, Retch, and... Read more

Chris Crack Is Cold Blooded With A Body In The Trunk (Audio)

Atmospheric production from Born Ready lays low like a dry ice haze underneath Chris Crack's cold blooded lyricism on his new cut, "Body In The Trunk." The New Deal Crew captain, who recently released his latest project, #JackedTape, announced an upcoming collaboration with Fool's Gold artist Danny Brown just a... Read more

BADBADNOTGOOD Is The One Degree That Separates Ghostface Killah & Danny Brown In New Track (Audio)

The juxtaposition of Ghostface Killah's deep, gritty, guttural vocals and Danny Brown's high-pitched tones are the perfect combination to accentuate the storytellers' raw, uninhibited lyrics that float over seemingly simple, pacing production from Toronto Jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD. "Six Degrees" may apply to the differing-but-similar styles between 'Face and D.B., and... Read more

Can You See Danny Brown in G-Unit? It Almost Happened…(Video)

Danny Brown keeps it as real as it gets in his interviews. His laid-back demeanor and complete "lack of filter" are magnetic and highly-engaging. He sat down for an extended conversation with The Breakfast Club and touched on several things, including being the unofficial "5th member of Black Hippy," choosing... Read more

The Week in Hip-Hop Video Featured Scarface, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, The Roots & More (Video Playlist)

The past week in Hip-Hop video featured Scarface discussing how he avoided having a massive heart attack, Kendrick Lamar performing California Love, Danny Brown speaking about the disturbing side effects of sipping lean, new music videos from The Roots, Styles P, J. Cole, and much more. Check out the video... Read more

Danny Brown Gives One of the Realest Interviews Ever on the Perils of Drinking Syrup (Video)

Over the years, syrup (or lean) has been glamorized in Hip-Hop. Danny Brown recently sat down with Tim Westwood and gave one of the realest interviews ever on the negative effects of drinking the concoction. Though he is smiling throughout, the details he gives about the ill effects of the... Read more

Kanye West To Headline 2014 Bonnaroo, Joining Lauryn Hill, Frank Ocean & Chance The Rapper

If you're the type of Head to check out one festival each concert season, Hip-Hop is making it hard on you. Following OutKast's announcement of headlining both Coachella and OVO Fest, now it appears that Kanye West is throwing his movement into the festival mix. 'Ye has been announced to... Read more

Danny Brown Serves Lyrical Dope From An Old School Cadillac (Video)

Danny Brown's Old was one of 2013's many polarizing releases in the Rap genre. Detroit, Michigan's Danny has a unique style and delivery that calls some Heads back to early '90s, and makes others cringe. In "Dope Song," Danny gives a visual explanation to vast influences, ranging from The Pharcyde... Read more

Danny Brown – The Return ft Freddie Gibbs

Contrary to some folks' belief, Danny Brown has many flows. The wildly-animated MC tones it down on "The Return" to recount his street exploits, and remind the new fans that he still carries those ill street blues in his actions, reactions, and demeanor. Who better to pair with than Freddie... Read more

Danny Brown – Dope Fiend Rental ft ScHoolboy Q

Danny Brown's Old releases tomorrow, September 30. An early glimpse "Dope Fiend Rental" captures D.B.'s essence. The song chronicles his rugged street-life days, his penchant for rough sex, and all sorts of clever imagery in between. The beat knocks, as Old could be a sneak-attack piece of discussion for Album... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (9/21/13) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought 1 of the most powerful statements of the year from J. Cole, performances from Elvis Costello & The Roots, Kanye West, Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar, as well as videos from Stalley, Daft Punk, Danny Brown and more. Also, salute to De La Soul for... Read more

Flatbush Zombies – Drug Parade ft Danny Brown

Flatbush Zombies team up with Danny Brown to create some psychedelic trap music. Check out Drug Parade. Related: Flatbush ZOMBiES – BetterOffDEAD (Mixtape)... Read more

Danny Brown – Dip (Video)

It's safe to say that when Danny Brown spits "when I dip, you dip, we dip," he's not talking about some salsa verde. In the video for his latest single (inspired by Freaknasty's '90s hit) "Dip," the Detroit MC shows us what a night looks like when you're on more... Read more

Danny Brown – ODB (Video)

From disagreeing with his label a few weeks ago about the release of his long-anticipated album, Old, Danny Brown quickly got a release date for September 30. Fool's Gold Records and D.B. unloaded the first video single, "ODB." Originally, there was talk of the album being called that, now shortened... Read more

E-40 – All My N*ggas ft Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q (Video)

E-40 is joined by to leaders of the new school in his latest club banger. Check out the video for All My N*ggas featuring Schoolboy Q & Danny Brown. Related: Murder Dog Magazine Celebrates 20th Anniversary (Food for Thought)... Read more

Danny Brown – The Old Documentary (Video)

Danny Brown has been on my radar since late 2007, when some homies from Detroit started telling me to put an ear to the MC with the common-sounding name. Upon listening to the early music of Danny Brown (Detroit State Of Mind and Hot Soup), there is nothing common about... Read more

E-40 – All My Niggas FT ScHoolboy Q & Danny Brown

Like Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, E-40 has timeless appeal to the new crop of MCs. Here, the leader of The Click links up with Black Hippy's ScHoolboy Q and Black & Brown's Danny Brown. From Vallejo to Detroit to L.A., this one is a smooth collaboration across some... Read more

Danny Brown – #HottestMC

It's that time of year when MTV sets the internet (and Heads) on fire with the controversy over their annual Hottest MCs in the Game list. So far the list is #10 Meek Mill, #9 Future, #8 A$AP Rocky, #7 Kanye West, #6 Big Sean and #5 Drake. Danny Brown... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop Videos of 2012

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Danny Brown – Change

Danny Brown's upcoming album is going to be produced entirely by Blu & Mainframe (Johnson & Johnson) and will be called Danny Johnson. Change, the first release from the project, has an early (Dilla-influenced) Slum Village feel to it. Check it out. Related: The Alchemist – Flight Confirmation ft Danny... Read more

The Alchemist – Flight Confirmation ft Schoolboy Q & Danny Brown (Video)

The video for The Alchemist's Flight Confirmation (featuring Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q) is your brain on drugs. It features tons of random images--many of which are body parts that are covered (slightly) but not safe for work. Check it out below. Related: Childish Gambino, Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q... Read more

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 – Full Performances of Big K.R.I.T., A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar and more (Video)

The Pitchfork Music Festival is taking place in Chicago this weekend. On the hip-hop side, Big K.R.I.T. and A$AP Rocky hit the stage last night and today Schoolboy Q (5:45) and Danny Brown (7:40) have sets. Kendrick Lamar brings it home tomorrow (4:45). Here's a video that will allow you... Read more

Childish Gambino, Schoolboy Q & Danny Brown perform in NYC (Video) + Childish Gambino – One Up (Audio)

Childish Gambino, Schoolboy Q and Danny Brown hit the stage at Central Park in NYC last night and are performing in Brooklyn tonight. Here's some footage of the 3 of them doing a song together and you can check out One Up, a new song from Childish Gambino, below. Related:... Read more

The Alchemist – Flight Confirmation ft Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q (Video)

Here's a new track from The Alchemist that features vocals from Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q. Check out Flight Confirmation. Related: The Alchemist & Curren$y - Covert Coup (Mixtape)... Read more

Ab-Soul – Terrorist Threats ft Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko (Video)

Ab-Soul drops off a new video to get the weekend started. Check out Terrorist Threats featuring Danny Brown and Jhene Aiko. Ab-Soul's Control System is in stores now. If you haven't heard it, you can stream it in full here. Related: Ab-Soul discusses his earliest musical influences (Video)... Read more

Ab-Soul – Terrorist Threats ft Danny Brown & Jhené Aiko

Here's a new joint from Ab-Soul. The track was produced by Dave Free who laced the Blessed track for Schoolboy Q. Check out Terrorist Threats featuring Danny Brown and Jhené Aiko. Previously: Ab-Soul - Showin' Love... Read more

2012 XXL Freshman Class

So...XXL revealed its Freshman Class of 2012 today. It consists of Future, Kid Ink, Danny Brown, French Montana, Macklemore, Don Trip, Machine Gun Kelly, Hopsin, Iggy Azalea and Roscoe Dash. There are some VERY notable omissions (but more on that later). Which list makes you more irate between this one... Read more

Black Milk & Danny Brown – Black and Brown (Video)

Black Milk and Danny Brown go hard on Black and Brown. Check out the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfNe-g45T5U&feature=player_embedded... Read more