Danny Brown is like the Muhammad Ali of rap. He delivers a constant stream of pointed lyrical jabs and packs a full punch on stage. While many of his songs are odes to sex or drugs, his lyrics frequently veer into the poignant, particularly on his album XXX, where he dives deep into growing up. Brown is also known for putting on incredibly energetic, anything-can-happen live shows, filled with his fast-paced flow and fiery rhetoric and a steady stream of guest emcees trying – and failing – to upstage him.
See him live: 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 13, Outdoor Theatre
Watch: Danny Brown “Grown Up”