SONG REVIEW: Danny Brown – Wonderbread


Danny Brown – Wonderbread

When I reviewed Danny Brown’s mixtape XXX I only gave it a 7.0 out of 10, and I stand behind that rating. There are a few songs on it, such as Detroit 187, that were clearly not as well put together as they could’ve been, but many of these fairly average works ended up being really overrated. I knew Danny Brown had a lot more overall potential, and with his new album Old, which dropped a few days ago, he delivers significantly more potent music than he has ever before. On Old you unarguably find more pronounced beats, better lyricism, stronger features, more polished production, and a track list that in its entirety makes Old one of the best hip-hop albums of 2013 thus far. Wonderbread is one of my favorites songs off of it. The story telling aspect to this song is phenomenal, and really calls for you to mentally follow along with his colorful lyrics. Danny Brown is pretty great about describing things like his adolescence with a strong mixture of absurd and serious rhymes.

“Mommy gave me food stamps told me buy wonder bread. On the way these niggas jumped me, left me wit knots on my head.” (These lyrics are from his song Fields (off of XXX), which Wonderbread is a reference to, since both songs depict his Detroit hometown while he was younger and very observant of everyday life.)

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My Song Rating: 8.9 out of 10

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