News: "Nobody Even Said It, But To Me, He's The New Biggie Smalls"
Thursday, Jan 5, 2012 11:55PM
Detroit rapper Danny Brown may be known for his Midwest background, however, the emcee claims he has found the next Notorious B.I.G. in rap newcomer Mr. Muthaf*ckin' eXquire.
Citing one of the rapper's recent records, Brown stood by his bold remark.
During a recent interview with XXL backstage at the magazine's Kendrick Lamar Hennesey show in New York City, Brown proclaimed fellow up-and-comer Mr. Muthaf*ckin' eXquire the next B.I.G. "Nobody even said it, but to me eXquire is the new Biggie Smalls--Biggie before Puffy touched him," he said. "[He's a] Big Brooklyn n*gga with bars. The verse from [his track] 'The Song That Never Ends' is the best verse of the year. Real recognize real. He's the new Biggie for New York. I see it." (XXL Mag)
This week, eXquire described his musical sound and killed Odd Future comparisons.
"@RealLifeKaz I've never heard ONE odd future song.outside of Yonkers... and I sound NOTHING LIKE THEM! I do pro black project rap!," he tweeted January 4th.
"@RealLifeKaz I'm rapping about Noble Drew Ali and fuckin' 40 below timbs. HOW IS THAT ANYWHERE RELATED TO ODD FUTURE?"
"@RealLifeKaz real n*ggas "shock" you??? We project niggas who rhyme. I don't rape about raping b*tches and all that weird shit." (Mr. Muthaf*ckin' eXquire's Twitter)
Over the past year, Mr. Muthaf*ckin' eXquire has built a steady underground buzz.
Falling somewhere between a brash Wu-Tang clansman and a quirky Def Jux alum, Mr. Muthaf*ckin' eXquire just might be the most alluring of the current flood of underground rappers. The Brooklyn native's newest mixtape, the terribly titled Merry eX-Mas and Suck My D*ck, arrives less than four months on the heels of his breakthrough tape, Lost in Translation, but it hardly feels hurried or forced. Rather, it's testimony to why eXquire has leapt up the ranks of underground rap as quickly as he has. (And no, it has virtually nothing to do with the holiday season apart from its title and Bad Santa-evoking cover art.) (Consequence of Sound)
No stranger for making bold comments, Danny Brown recently downplayed indie rapper Mac Miller's music.
"I listened to [Childish Gambino's Camp album]. Hey, it's better than Mac Miller's. That's my response. It's better than Mac Miller's. He's the worst guy around. Don't get me started. His album cover is like, 'Ugh, what is this?' He's trying to be artistic, huh? ... If I see him, I'm just going to have to apologize to him, like, 'Man, I just want to apologize for hating you so much. Because I'm not going to stop. You're probably a cool guy. I don't feel violent in any way, but I really hate you. I hate your music, man.' It's just bad." (Rolling Stone)
Check out Mr. Muthaf*ckin' eXquire's "The Song That Never Ends" below: