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Danny Brown

One of hip-hop's most distinctive (read: shrill) voices, Danny Brown ascended to the upper echelon of indie hip-hop following the success of his 2011 album, XXX. With a strong dose of humor and a stronger dose of psychedelics, the record got love from critics and fans alike for its absolute freshness. XXX might share unambiguous drug references with more mainstream hustler raps, but that's where the similarity ends. Far from being a new face in the game, the Detroit native had paid dues with mixtapes and albums, including collaborations with Black Milk and G-Unit's Tony Yayo, since 2008. For this tour, Brown shares a bill with a geographically diverse lineup of indie-rap royalty, including Harlem-born-but-Southern-sounding MC A$AP Rocky and West Coast Black Hippy affiliate Schoolboy Q for what should be an absolutely stony affair showcasing party raps and trunk-bangers in a variety of styles.