Nestled in amongst such entirely opposing tracks was 'Radio Song'. It's got the video treatment, which you can stream below. At only 2 and a bit minutes long it kind of passed me by listening to 'XXX' the first couple of times round, but coming back to it, it perfectly embodies Danny as the kind of "alternative", "outsider" rapper he's often labelled as. Observing the tendency for chart-hungry artists to churn out any old paint-by-numbers, flavour-of-the-month sound, Brown is in no mood to hold back, name-checking Wiz Khalifa: 'He made Black and Yellow, I'mma make it black and emo'. And Brown seems pretty certain of the outcome for such commodified artists: 'That's why these wack rappers, they never last long/Don't care about music, just radio songs'. Always nice when hip-hop has an agenda behind it.
Directed by: Alex/2tone
How good is Danny Brown's t-shirt collection? Amazingly, it seems some have already taken to the comments section on Youtube to suggest that this song represents Brown selling out... apparently irony continues to completely pass some individuals by. A radio friendly unit shifter if ever there was one.