4th Greatest Rap Song of 2010

Black Milk & Danny Brown: Black & Brown

Small Pro sagely declared: there are two kinds of people in the world—those who know "Black & Yellow" by heart, and those who know "Black & Brown" by heart. Not to disparage Wiz Khalifa’s ode to Cliquot and yellow diamonds, but its intentions are clear—fluorescent pop-rap for the charts, steel city rap turned soft and colorful as a care bear.

That transformation doesn’t fly in Detroit. The gravity and cold are omnipresent and no one’s cars are getting hover conversions any time soon. Like their names and the song’s title, Black Milk and Danny Brown are all earth-tones, somber menace, and "blades on me homie, mask on me like Shinobi." With its kick-in-the-door Dilla drums and swooning Mafia strings that sound like he stuck up the RZA for his record collection, Black Milk creates the blueprint for the plot, but Danny Brown is all execution.

Gotty transcribed the lyrics for me and as witty as Brown’s punchlines are, you need to hear them delivered. Brown raps like Ryu, a sturdy but agile flurry of roundhouse kicks and fireballs. More than just technical skill, he’s full of odd character details. Eating on pierogis, dropping old Noreaga ad-libs, references to arcane Nintendo games, and smoking weed out of turkey bags. Even if the rest of the world doesn’t know it yet, Danny Brown is a star. If you never knew me, then you’ll probably never know me…

Black Milk & Danny Brown - Black & Brown


10 comments:

  1. We dare for Jay Electronica to respond.

    http://voirdire.bandcamp.com/track/reach-the-finish-line

    ReplyDelete
  2. *dead* at the idea that carter whitelow reads lattisaw tapes

    mama we made it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. GET A GODFATHER BLESSING FROM.....

    Your Majesty (REVAMPED) by $WonDough$>>>>>

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1EpdtnZ0Mc

    IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER..SON...AND HOLY SPIRIT....

    The Second Coming by $WonDough$>>>>>>>>

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G8rV-zbyrs

    WHILE IT LASTS....

    $WonDough$>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wondough whattup kid! I told you to send me some exclusives. Lets get this money!

    LattisawTapes@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. yo I aint ever noticed this till now...I musta missed alot of shit though....how we get money by exclusives I wanna know though if you saying that

    ReplyDelete