Get Old on iTunes now! The earlier title to the new album was supposed to be ODB, as revealed in a 2012 HipHopDX interview by Brown. Brown is known for deliberately crafting his albums. Just like XXX, Old also was made with the old vinyl (Side A/Side B) approach in mind, he says in a Pitchfork Interview : The way I look at it, I’ve always been two different artists anyway; I do that underground hip-hop shit and that turned-up trap shit. He talks about his creative process, in an XXL Interview : I made XXX with the aim of getting great reviews. And when I started making Old, I was trying to think of artists that came back from getting great reviews and made an album that was just as good—or better! The only group I could really come up with was Radiohead. So if XXX was my OK Computer, then I’d have to make my Kid A next. So I studied Kid A, and I took away that it’s not so much about the lyrics as it is about the way the beats feel, so what drives this album is the production. I wanted to have the most amazing beats, but I still want them to sound minimal—it’s still gotta sound like a Danny Brown beat. It can’t sound like no fucking Kanye orchestra shit. That ain’t me. That’s why I took so long with making this album. I was waiting for the perfect beats. And I got ‘em. Brown spoke on the title on Sway in the Morning It’s not really about my age. It’s about me returning back to the original style of music that I once did, you know. Not saying that I have moved away from that style of music, which is sample-based, J Dilla-esque, psychedelic hip-hop, Wu-Tang influence. You know what I’m sayin? And now I do more so of a electronic, grime influence, Dizzee Rascal style. But it’s like, I’m from Detroit, that was the both sides of it.
Distribution of songs on Old by producer