Danny Brown

Recording Artist
Nationality: American / Age: 32 / Discipline: Hip-Hop
A quick look at the demeanor and sound of Danny Brown and you’ll know you have a special case on your hands. The bizarro-rapper’s brazen image and unabashed lyrical content make him a talking point, as Danny’s charismatically eccentric persona is far flung from any prototypical hip-hop persona. GQ sat down with Brown partway through the year to profile the artist as a style “rebel,” drawing further attention to the rapper’s preferences of Margiela, Balmain, Rick Owens and like-brands. Possibly the year’s major point of inflection occurred in September with Danny’s release of the Fool’s Gold-powered <em>Old</em>, backed by several succeeding videos and a tour with label manager DJ A-Trak dubbed the ‘Double Trouble Tour.’