XXX - Danny Brown
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  • Summary: The Detroit rapper's latest mixtape was made available on his label's website for free.
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. 90
    XXX might just represent the most polished and fully formed manifestation of street-meets-art rap so far.
  2. Nov 4, 2011
    86
    XXX is something much more complex, challenging, and rewarding than a dirty joke.
  3. Nov 4, 2011
    82
    His gleeful love of words not only elevates some pretty heavy subject matter; it also helps distinguish XXX as one of the most compelling indie rap releases in an already strong year.
  4. Nov 4, 2011
    80
    XXX is a bloated album; 19-track albums are a thing of the early millennium past. But this bloat is a gluttonous glory.
  5. Dec 6, 2011
    80
    On XXX his own aesthetic seems fully formed. [Oct 2011, p.65]
  6. Nov 4, 2011
    80
    That's the magic of XXX: whether joy, sadness or disgust, Mr. Brown will make you feel something.
  7. Dec 6, 2011
    70
    Beyond its confrontational veneer lies a 19 track collection of a good number of 2011's hardest, freshest, most concrete bars imaginable.

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  1. Feb 15, 2012
    10
    Truly amazing. Have not heard an album like this. Innovative. One of my favorites of 2010, however if you're not into experimental music, don't bother. Expand
  2. Jun 6, 2014
    10
    Danny's flow and wordplay are something else. It takes time to get used to his voice, but it's worth it. Give this record a spin, the production will surprise you. Expand
  3. Jun 18, 2013
    10
    This album has everything you could want in a rap album. Dannys flow is sometimes aggressive and mostly joking, but he does it in such a way that it works perfectly. If you listen to the album from track 1 to the end it is a story. The first half is when he is messed up on drugs, and the second half is when he is coming down off the drugs and realizing where his life is at. Its a album that you can look at it in a grand scheme of things and realize the albums songs all flow into each other perfectly. With punchlines that rival the best in the game, what is not to love about this album? Expand
  4. Jun 9, 2014
    10
    One of the best and most inspiring rap record to come out in the last Five years, From the crazy songs like: Outer space to Aderall Admiral to Straight bars like : Pac blood, To the fun : blunt after Blunt, I will, Lie4, Bruiser Brigade, To the storytelling of: noosebleeds or Party all the time, Then the Depressing: 30 just an all around Great rap record which has you waiting for his next album. Expand
  5. Feb 16, 2013
    9
    XXX is by far one of the most compelling albums I've heard in a while. Danny Brown may have an annoying voice to some. If you can get past it (I certainly did), you really do get some great music. Lyrically, Danny isn't a wordsmith. But he is oozing with personality, humor, wit and compassion. The production is minimalistic for the most part and it kinda reminds me of Lil B's style of production. But Danny sounds right at home on some of these songs like I Will, Radio Song, Lie4, Outer Space and Monopoly. These songs don't rely on MBDTF style production to get a reaction out of you. They rely on Danny's lyrics to convey the message. And what's the message exactly on this album? Basically, that Danny Brown is a 30-year old, drug abusing weirdo. But once the song DNA hits, the album turns a new leaf, Danny is rapping in a much more quiet voice and he talks about how his drug abuse has been herreditary and that it runs in the bloodline. The next few songs have him rapping in that voice and a lot more somber production. The last song has him rapping in his higher pitch where he's pretty much having a meltdown, he's taking more pills and trying to OD. That's how crazy it is, Danny Brown isn't really glorifying drugs in the same way Lil Wayne glorifies codeine. He just says that this is part of his life and he has no choice but to act that way. This album is funny, witty, tragic, strange and overall a blast to listen to. My only gripe is that the middle kind of drags a bit. But overall, this album is great. And totally worth looking into. Expand
  6. Apr 13, 2013
    9
    Great Album that is many things. XXX is entertaining, funny, and overall a pretty solid hip-hop album. Along the way the listener will experience a very odd hour of many assorted feelings of happiness and they will be caught in awe by what is Danny Browns triple X Expand
  7. Feb 8, 2012
    8
    So refreshing to hear a rapper with some zany far-out personality. I have grown to love the crazy danny brown with the insane voice on songs like xxx and monopoly but I also freakin love the more serious, softer voice of songs like party all the time. A lot of people are sleeping on him because they don't like how he sounds or how he looks, but i really could care less. The dude has talent and i can't wait to hear more from him. Expand

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