Detroit king of the ruckus Danny Brown was treated like royalty during the adidas Originals Unite Joburg festivities.
Photos by Paul Ward
When he dipped... they threw him a celebration fit for a king. Detroit's Danny Brown was the latest international titan adidas Originals arranged to perform in SA — this time a one-show stop at Soweto's Walter Sisulu Square. Many ups to adidas for an original, albeit Gatsby extravagant, method of music exchange. It's nice to see photos of an international artist kicking it outside of hotels and game reserves — not that everything the dude did on his own time was easy on the eyes. In true Versailles fashion, adidas invited a who's-who of Joburg street culture and STR CRD elite (basically everyone in THIS video) for a fancy pants banquet, or what looks like a roast minus the roasting to Sir Brown of Michiganville. Post-mingling, 2000 strong turnt up for a night with the king of the ruckus, who shared the stage with his tourmate DJ SKYWLKR, as well as some homegrown talent including kwaito/electronic producer Mma Tseleng, deep house DJs Phat Jack and Cuebur, SA's first Redbull Thre3Style champ Tha Cutt, Soul Candi beatmaker Kid Fonque, hip-hop battle circuit Scrambles4Money, and lastly DJ Switch. Watch "euphoric" expectations being met in the recap below and take a look at select photos from Paul Ward's Diary of Brown (above).