01/04/2012 08:46 am ET

Top 10: The Year Of Danny Brown

By Brian Smith

Talk about your international branding. Sure, Danny Brown has been a wet dream for bloggers and Internet music critics for months and months, but this year he began to transcend his "Internet sensation" tag and is headin' toward some version of "mainstream" fame -- you know, famous in the kind of way your mom will have heard of him. Spin magazine says his is the No. 1 hip-hop album of 2011. His latest vid debuted on As of this writing, he's headed with other stars to the Bahamas; a private island for exclusive shows.

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