Danny Brown Raps the Konami Code on 'Contra'

Hear a bonus cut from his 'Hot Soup' mixtape reissue, originally from 2008

Danny Brown Contra Stream Hot Soup Album Konami Code
Danny Brown was not actually that little when he made 'Hot Soup'
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Danny Brown's popularity boomed following the 2011 release of XXX, but the Detroit MC had already been doing his thing for a minute. On April 15, his 2008 mixtape will get a proper double-vinyl and two-disc CD release courtesy of Street Corner Music. There will be 20 tracks (including an array of mostly unfamiliar guests) and a bonus 45 featuring the song "Radiohead," and an alternate version of the previously released "Contra."

You can hear the latter below, featuring production from Apollo Brown and a smile-inducing shout-out to the Konami code. (Don't act like you don't know it.) Of course, that was long before Brown was appearing in Bob Dylan videos, collaborating with Charli XCX and Purity Ring, and rocking shows with Sleigh Bells. Track list and full cover art below too, via Pitchfork.

Danny Brown Contra Stream Hot Soup Album Konami Code

Hot Soup track list:

1. "Level One" 
2. "Dance"
3. "What Up Doe"
4. "Ten G's a Week"
5. "Sittin' So High"
6. "Swagger to the Max"
7. "Succeed" [ft. Kineses]
8. "She Love It" [ft. Nick Speed & Lola Damone]
9. "Head"
10. "Squeeze Precisely" [ft. Rapper Big Pooh & O-Dash]
11. "Rese-Vor Dogs" [ft. Mike Luke & Chip$]
12. "Gun in Yo Mouf" [feat. Chip$ & Mary Won]
13. "Let's Go"
14. "Two Steps Back"
15. "Work Song"
16. "Streets of Detroit"
17. "Numbers"
18. "Watch 'Em"
19. "Hot Soup Commercial"
20. "Hot Soup Interview" [ft. K-Fresh]

Bonus 45:
Side A: "Contra"
Side B: "Radiohead"

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