Now that his long-delayed Fool's Gold debut, OLD, finally has a proper release date (Sept. 30th), Danny Brown has unleashed it's Dirt McGirt-referencing lead video-single, "ODB." The self-proclaimed "dirty old man with a pill in his mouth and his dick in his hand" skillfully recruited frequent collaborator Paul White and [director] RUFFMERCY for "ODB," as well as A$AP Rocky, Purity Ring, Charli XCX, Freddie Gibbs, ScHoolboy Q, Rustie, A-Trak, and SKYWLKR, who also contributed to OLD's currently unspecified tracklist. Let's just fuggedabout Kendrick Lamar's recent #rapgame-rattling verse on Big Sean left-over "Control," Danny Brown easily out-raps and most likely terribly embarrasses nearly 3/4's of Hip-Hop's so-called "top emcees," usually over jittery almost un-rappable Electro-Trap beats. Danny Brown and his genre-blending buddies Action Bronson & Trash Talk are soon headed out on the 2 High 2 Die Tour, which is set to run for nearly a month in-between September 8th and October 15th, including a stop at Philly's own refurbished TLA venue.
RUFFMERCY adds all sorts of fucked up and colorful psychedelic filters to Brown's already kinda haggard-looking mug... Attempting to describe the scattered meaning behind the OLD album title to Larry Fitzmaurice back in January, Danny Brown lamented: "People are always like, 'Danny, you old', or, 'I liked your old shit better.' I didn't want to just continue where I left off with XXX (2011), because I got a lot of younger fans now that don't know nothing about the Hip-Hop shit. If people are just looking for dick-sucking jokes, there isn't too many of them." Brown said he might as well be an old school artist from the 1960's still making vinyl records, "There's a Side A and a Side B. The way I look at it, I've always been two different artists anyway; I do that Underground Hip-Hop shit and that turned-up Trap shit. XXX told a story, so I wanted this one to be like Curb Your Enthusiasm -- it's random and all over the place, but by the end it comes together."