Pain and hedonism. Hip hop and post punk. Party and debauchery. Detroit-rapper Danny Brown is a master of getting seemingly unmixable concepts together in his own unique way. With his often humorously absurd lyrics, delivered over beats that other rappers wouldn’t event think about using, Brown has crushed the norms of hip hop on his four albums, nine mixtapes and three EP:s. Atrocity Exhibition, his latest full length, was a full on hip hop orgy, and one of the most uncompromising hip hop albums the world has seen – ever.
Danny Brown grew up in Detroit, where he before becoming a musician made a living through drug dealing. Apart from his always-excellent solo outputs, he’s also collaborated with a range of other artists – this last year most notably with The Avalanches and Run the Jewels. His distinguished flow can solely turn a song from decent to masterpiece in just a couple of bars. That’s just the way Danny Brown is. His last time at Way Out West was back in 2013 when he delivered a memorable and energetic set – imagine what it will be like seeing him again with new material this summer.