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Detroit rapper Danny Brown just turned 30 and released this mixtape to commemorate it.  Seeing as almost every up and coming rapper as of late is extremely young, Danny Brown seems like an unlikely artist to be on the brink of a breakthrough, but listening XXX makes you think otherwise.  To understand this tape and Danny Brown’s style, its important to know that Danny Brown openly has a bad addiction to adderall.  The tape is basically divided into two different sections with two completely different Danny Browns.  It starts out with the adderall-saturated, cartoonish Danny Brown as if his high begins right at the beginning of the album, but around half way through is the crash where Danny Brown suddenly turns into a depressed character who raps much more conventionally.  Though to some this might seem like a fault of the tape, to me it makes the tape seem much more cohesive and tell a story.  Brown is definitely going to receive a lot of attention for XXX but im sure his borderline obnoxious adderall character will definitely polarize opinions and have many naysayers.  You can link to download the tape below or hit the jump to listen to two songs from Danny’s different characters.

-TC

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