Danny Brown Echoes Usher for Squeaky Twerk Anthem ‘Hand Stand’
Collaboration with producer Darq E Freaker follows video with E-40
Danny Brown wraps up a busy week of promotion for his upcoming album Old with a track that feels, well, not entirely new. The Detroit rapper has already released a whole host of new verses — including a remix of Chicago rapper SD’s “New World Order” — and, most notably, has announced an October time frame for the follow-up to 2011’s XXX. Last night Brown tweeted a link to a new song called “Hand Stand,” produced by grime heavyweight (and Brown’s “Blueberry (Pills & Cocaine)” collaborator) Darq E Freaker. The twerk-obsessed track bares a striking resemblance to two others: B.o.B.’s “Headband” and — as first pointed out by the FADER — Usher’s “Dat Girl Right There,” the balloon-squeaking, aborted mid-2000s single Freaker either references overtly or nicks totally. But Danny Brown is Danny Brown, so any song — especially one that dives headfirst into vulgarity — is going to sound like his and his only.
Brown also popped up this week in a video for E-40’s fantastic new single “All My Niggas,” which also sports a verse from Schoolboy Q. That video is also below.