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Music Review

Danny Brown and Kitty make an odd couple at Middle East

Judging from their performances at the Middle East Downstairs on Thursday night, it’s easy to see why tour mates Kitty and Danny Brown have connected: Both treat their shows as if they dropped in on a raucous house party and decided to grab the mike. The difference is that Brown’s material actually works in this context.

Stalking onstage in plain black T-shirt and puffed-out afro, Brown opened with “Witit,” a deserving introduction to his style. The song is packed the same stomping percussion and gleeful sex-and-drugs-fueled hedonism of someone like Waka Flocka Flame, only Brown can actually twist together a lyrically clever and breathlessly delivered verse to go along with it, though censors may prevent further elaboration on that subject.

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