One of the unfortunate aspects of a limited access to the internet is that I seem to miss out on a lot of the great new hip-hop singles. Lucky for me, the laid-back, nostalgia-drenched “Grown Up” by Detroit oddball found its way into my consciousness. Though I appreciate, dare I say enjoy, Danny Brown’s more vulgar tracks (see, “I Will” or “Die Like a Rockstar”), I’m glad to see him stretching his repetoire on this track and laying down rhymes that perfectly suit the mood built by the gauzy beat. Plus the young “Danny Brown” in the video does a pretty great job at exhuding the appropriate swagger. Free download here.
Danny Brown, “Grown Up” (2012)