New album from Detroit weirdo Danny Brown. If you were ever a Kool Keith fan, you should probably listen to this. XXX is what I would hope Goblin might sound like if I’d never heard an Odd Future track. While most of the beats have a strong ‘modern rap’ sound (think Kanye West, No I.D., Q-Tip or 88-Keys) some of the production seems to be influenced, consciously or not, by Detroit dance music pioneers Juan Atkins and Derrick May (at least to my ears) which is refreshing and dope. I like Tyler a lot, but Danny seems to have a much more fully realized idea of what his music should sound like. Hip Hop in 2011 still continues to be interesting.
Stream / download at Fool’s Gold