“Hello my name is Daniel!”
Throwing his arms in the air the Jordan of rap exclaimed his greeting into the mic before cheekily sticking his tongue out for his signature pose.
Representing Detroit, Michigan through and through, Danny Brown always knew he wanted to be a rapper. Born as Daniel Sewell, Brown spent his formative years dealing drugs and getting into trouble with the law before deciding to take his music career seriously. Steadily gaining popularity over time by churning out mixtapes, he eventually teamed up with Washington, DC record label Rappers I Know to release his first studio album, The Hybrid.
Rapping in his signature high pitched voice, Brown opened the show with “Die Like a Rockstar” from his second LP XXX to a high energy crowd that was keyed up for a rowdy Wednesday night.
Flowing through his discography in almost perfect order, the climax of the show was definitely his performances of “Blunt After Blunt,” “Side B (Dope Song),” and “Dip” as a mosh pit started at the front of the stage and continued to grow in size and momentum with each song.
Sealing the deal on a great performance, Brown is actually one of the few rappers who choose to not use a backing track during his live performances; amplifying his perfect delivery and flow from beginning to end.
Danny Brown performed at the Vogue Theatre on October 6.
Photos for Daily Hive provided by Brandon Artis. Connect with him at @_brandonartis.