NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22:  Danny Brown poses for a portrait backstage at The FADER Fort by FIAT at the Drive-In Studio on October 22, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

Danny Brown

Rapper

One of the most eccentric artists hip hop's ever seen, Danny Brown (Daniel Dewan Sewell) is regarded by many as an underground maverick. He's released several mixtapes, EPs and LPs, with his 2011 album, XXX, considered one of the best of the year. The 30-somethingDetroit native has worked with everyone from A$AP Rocky and Raekwon to J. Dilla and Tony Yayo. His latest LP, Old, is scheduled for release August 2013.

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