Danny Brown's much-delayed album Old is officially dropping in two weeks, so today he decided to celebrate by sharing a new track with us. "Side A (Old)" is a grimy track that is less than 2:30 in length, and it contains bars on bars of some of Brown's best rapping yet.
While there's no lack of the drug talk that, in part, made 2011's XXX a smash hit, "Side A (Old)" sees Brown eschew the high-pitched squawk he adopted on that mixtape in favor of his older, more conventionally-pitched vocal delivery that can be found in his previous work. He slyly references this in the song's hook ("They want that old Danny Brown"), while also addressing the prior arrests that he racked up in his younger days.
Those priors landed Brown in a spot of bother last week when he was refused entry into Canada, but he continues to soldier on, a beacon of X-rated lyricism shining through the mist of pesky law enforcement. Stay tuned for Old, due out on September 30th.