Twitter: @XDannyXBrownX

From: Detroit, MI

Pros: Raps are hard and raw

Cons: Probably won’t conform for mainstream appeal

Odds of blowing up: 8:1

Complex says: The first thing you notice about Danny Brown is his hair but his hunger is a close second. Drawing on his surroundings, Brown unleashes tale after tale of cocaine bricks, bad bitches, and poverty. He’s at his best when his intense rhyme-style makes room for humorous lines and left-field pop culture references. Check out “Greatest Rapper Alive” for a glimpse of what’s to come from Detroit’s latest creation. Be sure to peep his new album, XXX, which he gave away for free.