Published Nov 20, 2013Danny Brown is among the artists who appear on the triple-7-inch set Classic Drug References Vol. 1, and now his contribution to the box has hit the web.
"Sweeney Song" features Brown manically rapping over a click-clacking beat by MNDSGN. Sweeney Kovar, who ran the Classic Drug References blog, explained how Brown got involved with the project:
Danny was my longshot for this project. By the time I got moving on this he'd already signed with Fool's Gold and was about to drop XXX, which would establish him as one of the fiercest MC's out. I emailed and DM'd to no avail. One day I decided to try something really crazy and picked up the phone and called him. The stars were aligned and a rapper actually answered his phone. In all of two minutes he agreed to cut a track. I emailed him a .zip of beats I'd culled from the homies and about a week later I got a sendspace link entitled "SWEENY SONG." He had taken a Mndsgn beat and absolutely ripped it to shreds. It's been so long since he cut it that it now sounds like vintage Danny Danny to me, which of course I love. I fixed the typo in the title and ran with it.
The Classic Drug References Vol. 1 box set is out on November 25, with the digital release to follow on December 3. It's available to pre-order here.