Danny Brown Mocks the Mainstream in ‘Radio Song’
Many artists have written a song called "Radio Song," as Dave Bry points out over at The Awl, but Danny Brown’s version stands tall with all of them. His new clip for the track reinforces its jittery nature: Over interstitials flashing "You are only as good as what you steal" while dozens of copies of himself walk, Brown sarcastically rhymes about writing a hit song in his trademark nasal whine. "The game’s so trendy, that’s why this label fails," he raps, "Cause they don’t care about music, just first week sales." Shades of his failed G-Unit deal?
Hard to imagine it actually getting on the air, not without a Taio Cruz hook. You can listen to "Radio Song" and more off Brown’s excellent 2011 album, XXX.