With Danny Brown’s much anticipated debut album Old expected to drop any time this year, he visited Tim Westwood’s BBC Radio 1 show earlier today and give him the first listen of his latest joint “Kush Coma” which previously dropped earlier this year sans A$AP Rocky. Radio rip courtesy of Hip-Hop Dons.
During my daily-travels around the internet, I came across an open letter DJ A-Trak penned for HuffingtonPost that revolves around hip hop’s current obsession with drug usage. While he doesn’t partake himself, A-Trak has worked with artists who glorify their existence (Juicy J, Danny Brown, etc) and offers up a fantastic discussion-opening piece that I suggest everyone that visits the site digests.
I don’t know anything about drugs. Never tried them. Yet as I write this, I am trying to sign a group with a song called “Bath Salts” and an album titled “D.R.U.G.S.”. Danny Brown, my record label’s marquee artist, calls himself the Adderall Admiral, openly does interviews high on Molly and raps, “it’s a miracle I’m living.” I happen to think he is one of the most enthralling artists out. How do I reconcile my respect for Danny and the fact that so many of his wildly creative and entertaining songs revolve around drug usage?
Just last week, Danny Brown debuted new material at Coachella from what may presumably appear on his upcoming debut album, Old. He’s decided to debut another one titled “Dip” at The Bottom Lounge in Chicago last night. Here’s a brief clip of how it’ll sound.