Danny Brown

Alternative rocknyc: Governors Ball 2020 Starts With Rain

By Iman Lababedi | June 5, 2020

all the hallmarks of a typical Gov Ball long weekend, rain expected…

Going Steady: New Singles 2-7-20 – 2-13-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 10, 2020

a menage of 60s soul and 20s pop

Going Steady, An Early Look: New Singles 2-7-20 – 2-13-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2020

just the best rap song I’ve heard this year

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, October 21st To 27th

By Alyson Camus | October 19, 2019

Interpol are at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 10-4-19 – 10-10-19 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 4, 2019

never loosens up his intensity

Sneak Peak: Upcoming Album Releases 10-4-19 – 10-10-19

By Iman Lababedi | September 30, 2019

one of the best rappers in the business

The Growlers Six, Saturday And Sunday October 28th & 29th 2017

By Alyson Camus | November 1, 2017

a line up that could make the FYF fest jealous.

The Growlers Six In A Few Photos, Saturday October 28th 2017

By Alyson Camus | October 29, 2017

from punk to rap, from surf rock to beach goth

Governors Ball Day One At Randall’s Island, Friday, June 2nd, 2017 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 3, 2017

The Live Nation touch is obvious

A$AP Rocky, Tyler The Creator, Danny Brown And Vince Staples At Theatre At Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 23, 2015

Unfortunately, except for A$AP Rocky, the rappers weren’t quite up for it. Vince and Danny took forever to get their sets into high gear and Tyler didn’t manage it.

10 Songs: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | September 23, 2015

– Grown Up – Danny Brown – His major breakthrough has a whine in its tale to go along with a Wu type sample and a great hook, made him a start overnight and it is a concept he has continued with through the terrific Old album, and almost but not quite had a hit this big – A

10 Songs: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | August 5, 2015

Worth It – Danny Brown And Clams Casino – I love Danny’s voice and it is always great to hear him perform a new song and this one with New Jersey Producer Clams Casino is excellent, a very hot piece of self examination with a techno weird sound effects and a clipped half beat – B+

10 Songs: Sunday, May 10th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 10, 2015

Grown Up – Danny Brown – “Remember when my first meal was a school lunch, now I spit sixteen straight with no punch…” One of the best rappers to date takes on one of the great hip hop subjects, being raised in poverty. His voice his really great, it isn’t thug, there seems something just beneath the surface of it seeped in sadness whatever he is saying – A-

2014 Biggest Disappointment: Hip Hop

By Iman Lababedi | December 31, 2014

But there wasn’t anything close to a new Lamar, nothing really shook the world of rap at all, it was very lethargic, very underground rumblings of art and over head circling big records for 2014. A hugel disappointing year for rap.

That Was The week Of July 21st, 2014, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | July 28, 2014

A heavy duty concert week for me, Keith Urban, Action Bronson, Danny Brown, The Roots, Katy Perry and Chronixx, and not a dog in the lot but pride of place goes to Keith because it was just such a cool scene and Keith was a good natured country ramblin’ guy AT FORTY SIX!!!!

Action Bronson, Ab Soul, Danny Brown At Best Buy, Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 25, 2014

t is 11pm on a Wednesday night at Best Buy and while it doesn’t say “Sold Out” for the third annual Peter Palooza, I have never seen the club busier. Peter Palooza is Hut 97’s Sunday night new rap DJ Peter Rosenberg and the birthday celebration is his, but the people want Action Bronson.

10 Songs: Saturday, July 25th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 25, 2014

I’m Not A Player – Big Pun – After catching his son at Peter Palooza the other day, I went back to this long anything but cuddly guys first smash with its awesome O’Jays sample and sexy strokes from 97. RIP Mr. Punisher. – A

Active Viewin': Concert Picks For The week Of July 21st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 20, 2014

Who ever thought Danny Brown would be the greatest growing up? Two terrific albums later, Danny sure is one of the best, Joined by Black Hippy Schoolboy Q and hero in his hometown Action Bronson for this years PeterPalooza # 3 at Best Buy on Wednesday. Should be the rap show of the year.

10 Songs: Sunday, July 20th 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 20, 2014

Here Comes Trouble – Chronixx – with both NPR and Jimmy Fallon hailing the young Jamaican as the second coming of Bob Marley I gave him a listen and he is nothing close to it, though this is a tasty piece of Rastaman vibes stuff – B+

10 Songs: Saturday, July 19th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 19, 2014

When it comes to ands like electronic duo Purity Rings I really show my age Dark Horse – Kidz Bop because they bore me to tears even though they have a gorgeous moodiness to them and if you want to hear them, the company of Danny Brown is where to do it – B+

Must See: Danny Brown At Best Buy In July

By Iman Lababedi | June 29, 2014

Danny is a real American Black weirdo, the latest in a long line, and I think of all the names around here, he is the most purely commited and commitable rhymer. His flow isn’t better, phrasing not as good as Lamar and neither is his voice but his rhyming is impeccable and the two albums I’ve heard are both simply and undoubtedly fabulous albums

10 Songs, Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 3, 2014

Dope Fiend Rental – Danny Brown – Why the hell did Danny Brown show at the A-Trak show if he didn’t come to party? This masterful track featuring Kendrick Lamar is good enough to remind you than Brown is not just an Afro and a drug habit – A

Top Five Hip Hop Albums 2013

By Iman Lababedi | December 18, 2013

Tis the season to make lists and thank god for that because there is nothing going on in the music business and I’d be left reviewing Jingle Ball again in anticipation of next years where I think we will finally be getting Katy Perry. Or Taylor Swift. Or most likely both because they owe us for the disastrous 2013.

Best Albums Through October 31st, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2013

6. Something About Knowing – Maria Taylor – One of the top indie Queens finds a truth within the truth, a truer truth in true love, marriage and childbirth, then she tells us how it feels to be a mother and how it feels to know what she didn’t know. A miraculous album.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs week Of 10-14-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 19, 2013

Pusha T and Danny Brown are held over from list week, Pearl Jam and McCartney are new to this week and except for acquired taste new r&b guy Black Milk, this is just about a holding action

That Was The Week Of 10-7-13, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | October 15, 2013

The new Danny Brown album was the keeper and, man, did that take me by surprise, with Pusha T coming up second, less of a surprise, and a handful of indie bands bringing up the rear. Even Miley didn’t suck as bad as predicted.

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 10-15-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 15, 2013

Haunting Me – Mary Lee’s Corvette – There is still blood on the tracks on this masterpiece, a beauty of rare emotional depth starts ling singer songwriter confessional becomes country and morphs into a Jimmy Webb song on the chorus – A

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of October 12th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | October 13, 2013

A pretty good week, nothing killed but two very good rap albums and five very good indie bands plus Miley was better than expected and Sleigh Bells worse than hoped but not bad even so

Singles Going Steady: New Albums Reviews For The Week Of October 7th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | October 13, 2013

Danny’s second strong release in a row is a companion piece to an album it has nothing to do with: Tyler, The Creator, Wolf, and like Wolf it is about life after fame and like Wolf, it is all drugs and rap, but this is a consistently well rapped album, smart as hell rhymes

Hear ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 10-13-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 13, 2013

Pop’s Love Suicide – Stone Temple Pikots – If it was easy to write glam grunge pop masterpieces like this, why has nobody, definitely including STP, been able to replicate it – A