Birmingham SlossFest profile: Danny Brown

Birmingham SlossFest profile: Danny Brown
Rapper Danny Brown will perform at SlossFest Sunday night. (Contributed)

Performer: Danny Brown

Type of music: Rap

About: Detroit native Daniel Dewan Sewell, aka Danny Brown, is known for his progressive style of rap music. No doubt influenced by his surroundings, Brown knew he was meant to be a musician when he was only a kindergartner. As an artist, he is true to himself and the stories he wants to tell.

Brown’s eclectic style and complexities of emotions have garnered national attention for his music. In 2013, he won the MTV Woodie award for best video with his single “Grown Up.” By 2014, he was featured in Adidas’ “Top 10” sneaker campaign and the following year, his single “Smokin & Drinkin” was featured in HBO’s “Silicon Valley” promo. One thing is for sure: Brown knows no bounds when it comes to his concerts. Thus, festivalgoers interested in riveting and raw performances are sure to be pleased with his act.

You can follow Danny Brown on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Discography: “The Hybrid,” “XXX” and “Old.”

You might have heard: “Grown Up,” which won MTV’s “Best Video” Woodie award; “Smokin & Drinkin,” the promo for the show “Silcion Valley”; “When it Rain,” Brown’s latest single.

Playing at SlossFest: Danny Brown will perform on the Shed stage Sunday, July 17, 8- 9 p.m.

Sloss Music and Arts Festival takes place at the historic Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham July 16-17 and features 40 performers on four stages. Tickets can be purchased here.

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