iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Old by Danny Brown, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

Dubbed the Hybrid as soon as he came onto the scene, Detroit rapper Danny Brown offered manic and mighty hype tracks (with his patented and chirpy "high voice") along with deeper, more meaningful tales of the hood (delivered in his "low voice"). That nickname also became the title of a 2010 street release, but it would have been better saved for this, as Old hits the golden ratio of Brown's bonkers and brilliance. Dividing the release in golden age vinyl style, "Side A (Old)" kicks things off with the throwback rhyme "Got my young, light skin rollin' up the trees/Wearin' jackets in the house, it's the Michigan way" as the MTV regular and Scion A/V-sponsored star is transported back to his early days for an album's side worth of tracks. Freddie Gibbs fits perfectly on "The Return," which plays up Brown's concept of a throwback album, while the thoroughly modern production and guest appearance of Purity Ring messes with time as Brown gets posted on the corner with old friends and old enemies. With the over-the-top and infectious "Wonderbread" hitting full hype, "Lonely" doing the Kid Cudi thing with weed offering spacemen relief, "Gremlins" connecting the dots between old Detroit and Earl Sweatshirt's Doris, plus the great "Torture" finding producer Oh No modernizing the Diplomats sound for Brown's enjoyment, "side one" already equals an excellent LP, and the futuristic, post-XXX-minded "side two" does not disappoint. Great things happen as "Dubstep" borrows the genre's name and then attacks it with wit and glitch, "Dip" displays why he's the wit-lovers rapper with one drop of "Like Lieutenant Dan, I'm rollin'," then an album-ending trilogy brings Ab-Soul, A$AP Rocky, and Charli XCX aboard for a series of cuts that are more than the sum of their parts. The album's title — which flows perfectly after his 2012 single "Grown Up" — is referenced on the Charli XCX track when "Float On" finds Brown wondering how hip-hop will see his work once he's old, but with other lines like "Music in my heart, but my thoughts wouldn't listen" and "I'm tormented with the things I've seen with these eyes," he need not fret. Luckily, he does, and while Old often seems like a hip-hop kaleidoscope exploding across the speakers, it's also crafted and paced, split down the middle like a great LP with a sure start and a freeing finish. If XXX was the come-up and the "Grown Up" single was the breakthrough, this is the masterpiece.

Customer Reviews

Album of the Year

Danny put together a legendary hip hop classic. This has everything you want in a hip hop album. Starts with Side A: tracks with that old school hip hop vibe which was more evident on The Hybrid than XXX. Then you enter Side B: bangers. Simple as that. Unbelievably entertaining party music.
Overall, I couldn't find a single track I didn't love. Danny brought all of his musical knowledge and eclectic taste into this album and it worked perfectly.
10/10

YEAH BOY!!!! Cant Wait

BRUISER... That's my crew. BRUISER... But don't forget the brew..

SO AMPED

The couple tracks I've listened to are amazing, feeling like a complete album I just need the rest to drop RIGHT NOW I NEED THIS.

Biography

Born: March 16, 1981 in Detroit, MI

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Danny Brown is a Detroit MC who embraced his unique hood/hipster personality, took full advantage of social media, and — fueled by his experiences with drug dealing and drug taking, as well as a wicked sense of humor — delivered some of the most vivid and side-splitting rhymes of his era. Brown (real last name: Sewell) surfaced during the mid-2000s as a member of Reser’vor Dogs. The group advanced far enough to get the attention of the Roc-A-Fella label; a deal was not struck, but an...
Full Bio

Become a fan of the iTunes and App Store pages on Facebook for exclusive offers, the inside scoop on new apps and more.