Danny Brown is on fire: after announcing the “Worst Of Both Worlds” Tour with chart-topping DJ phenomenon Baauer (culminating with sure-to-be triumphant Coachella performances), the Detroit superstar leaked “#HottestMC,” a controversial response to MTV’s list of the same name that instantly garnered praise everywhere from Pitchfork (hailing it as “a devastating slice of messiah-rap meant for an age of false prophets”) to lyrical peers like Kendrick Lamar (who instantly tweeted, “Danny Brown killin this new track. Hard. Uncut tho.”)
Danny’s hot streak will continue to blaze all this spring on the “Old & Reckless” Tour, his first ever solo headlining trek following back-to-back sold-out US tours supporting A$AP Rocky and Childish Gambino. Fellow rap rule-breaker Kitty will open each date, and fans will be the first to hear new songs from Danny’s eagerly anticipated new Fool’s Gold full-length Old, featuring guest appearances from Schoolboy Q, Charli XCX, Rustie and more.
There is only one direction to turn, boys and girls of America, and that direction is up. TURNUP TURNUP TURNUP! Baauer and Danny Brown are joining forces for the “Worst Of Both Worlds” tour this April, just like Jay-Z and R Kelly’s legendary “Best Of Both Worlds” trek, except with more bass and less pepper spray. Fader spilled the beans this morning, check out the tour dates (culminating with Coachella slots for both) and rock with these gents when they roll through.
It’s that time of year again… the mtvU Woodie Awards are back, and Fool’s Gold is representing with Danny Brown up for Best Video (“Grown Up”) and A-Trak nominated for TWO “Tag Team” Woodies, for his Dillon Francis collab “Money Makin” as well as “Warrior” with Mark Foster and Kimbra (no stranger to awards herself, we see those Grammys…) GET TO VOTING!
Noisey hit up Roseland for the kickoff of the Long Live A$AP Tour a few months back with Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky and the entire A$AP Mob. Check out their footage of the live show and the backstage antics, complete with cameos from A-Trak, Action Bronson and more.
Our recent remix contest for A-Trak & Zinc’s Natalie Storm-featuring “Like The Dancefloor” brought in a slew of great entries, with Bad Mr Kitty’s laser-laced contribution named the victor. You can get it now on Beatport!
For more contest winners, check out the top picks of our Crookers remix contest with Gotta Dance Dirty here, and our Danny Brown contest with LegitMix here. (Don’t worry producers, we’ll have more chances for you to strut your stuff soon…)
Few things make for more enjoyable reads than Danny Brown interviews. Pitchfork catches up with DB and talks Old, Chief Keef and lean; Complex gets his hysterically insightful take on fashion week looks from Rick Owens, Balmain and more. #STYLE.
The hotly-anticipated Coachella 2013 lineup dropped last night, with Danny Brown, Tommy Trash and Dillon Francis in the mix of performers, not to mention Baauer, Action Bronson, El-P and a gang of other folks who have never had music released on our record label (though Stone Roses do have a song called “Fool’s Gold” you might have heard of.) See you in the desert.
The #HOODIEBOYZ return with the hotly-anticipated sequel to their Banned mix, featuring new originals, collabs, and blends (Danny Brown “Witit” vs Flosstradamus “Twark”?!?!?!) alongside other fine trappables from Carnage, Baauer and more. Torrent it now. Hack the planet.