01/28/2013 01:35 pm ET Updated Mar 30, 2013

Update: Danny Brown | Features | Pitchfork

In the two years since Danny Brown's breakthrough mixtape, XXX, the Detroit MC has become a ubiquitous figure, a go-to for artists of any stripe-- from A$AP Rocky to Purity Ring to A-Trak-- looking to goose their tracks with an instant spike of adrenaline. And while the self-effacing Brown admits to overextending himself-- "I'm sometimes guilty of rushing through certain feature spots," he tells me-- he's not slowing down.

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