It’s end of year media wrap-up time, and, to paraphrase Mr Brown, “your list ain’t shit till it had some Danny in it.” The folks over at Spin understand this clearly, and named XXXtheir top rap album of 2011. We couldn’t agree more! Download XXX here, and pick up a limited tour CD (and XXX t-shirt) at the FG webstore.
Head on over to your local magazine emporium and tell em to smoke somethin with ya man bitch, because Danny Brown is back for more newsstand love. Pick up the new XXL to check DB in Show And Prove (“So now it’s just the lames catching up”) and grab Rolling Stone to see props for Danny (alongside Roc Marciano and Sean Price) from Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. Scans after the jump. Read More
As the profane gospel of Danny Brown spreads around the globe, more and more good reviews and pieces keep coming in. (You know we like to recap these!) Check out this great feature from the new issue of Spin (“half battle-scarred street rapper, half Station to Station-era David Bowie”) as well as their Day Off-centric blog post (“Danny Brown’s a guy worth rooting for”), and then see what Fact Magazine had to say about XXX (“completely honest, unrestrained and unmannered…essential listening”). And if you haven’t downloaded the album already to judge for yourself…what are you waiting for?
For more Danny, check his guest appearance on the Das Racist album (out now on iTunes – check them on tour this month) and a massive posse cut remix of Mr Muthafuckin Exquire’s “Huzzah!” that’s a secret track on Exo’s new Lost In Translation release with Mishka.
A ton of y’all tweeted cameraphone pics of this to us throughout the weekend, but here’s a full size scan of Danny Brown, A-Trak and Party Supplies in the New York Times’ fall fashion mag, sporting some quilted menswear (hence the “Diamond Dogs” headline, that’s how print media works!) and looking tuff in A1 Records. Click the pic for a full-size version, and read the whole mag here.
The Guardian just praised “Take Me,” Kingdom’s FG collab with Naomi Allen of Electrik Red, as a shining example of “dance music’s sample-free future” that’s “stunning…equal parts sharp clarity and dreamy tactility.” The props come right on time for Kingdom’s upcoming DJ dates in the UK and Europe. Check all the shows after the jump, and grab “Take Me” now on iTunes, Beatport and all other digital retailers. Read More
“We put so much time and energy in planning remixes and making the artwork look good, the store needed to have the same vibe.”
Billboard talked to Nick Catchdubs about the FG retail store 536 Metropolitan, check it out here. And then come check us at the store, open Monday thru Saturday from noon until 6pm on Metropolitan Ave (between Union and Lorimer) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.