Danny Brown and Mr. MFN eXquire enjoy each other’s company. That was evident on Wednesday night (Feb. 15) during the MTV2 Digital Mixer at the Beats By Dre store on 67 Greene Street in the Soho section of New York City, where Danny and eXquire were special guest performers.
After performing, they even made it clear that they’d be open to working on a collaborative album together, but only when the time and money is right.
“eXquire’s my nigga,” Danny said with an arm draped around the Brooklyn MC outside of the venue after the event. “I think moreso than artist, as a person. That’s family. The thing about doing an album together is we have to both be stable enough financially to the point where we’re in the studio every day. I don’t want to do the email thing.”
eXquire shot the sentiment right back to the boisterous Detroit rhymeslinger.
“We’ve done three songs together,” eXquire said. “I’d be open to doing anything. Danny was one of my favorite rappers before I was rapping. Before niggas knew who I was, I was listening to [Brown’s album] The Hybrid. I remember listening to him the way people listen to me like, ‘This nigga’s crazy.’”
All this came after eXquire went shirtless with several members of his entourage for an animated performance of “Huzzah!” in front of a rather private, but solid showing of a crowd that turned out in the Beats By Dre store.
That paved the way for Brown, who rocked a black and gold T-shirt and oversized rain boots, to perform several cuts off his XXX album, including “Die Like a Rockstar,” “Radio Song,” “Lie4,” “I Will” and “Blunt After Blunt.”
Before and in between the performances, MTV2 showed clips of its highly-anticipated Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts, Hottest MCs in the Game VII and Sucker Free Certified, which will air back-to-back-to-back at 10 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 19. —Mark Lelinwalla