Daniel Dewan Sewell (born 16 March 1981), better known by his stage name Danny Brown, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for his individuality, being described by MTV as "one of rap's most unique figures in recent memory." In 2010, after amassing several mixtapes, Brown released his debut studio album, The Hybrid. Brown began to gain major recognition after the release of his second studio album, XXX, which received critical acclaim. In 2013, his third studio album, Old, reached #18 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it his first album to appear on a Billboard chart. His latest studio album, Atrocity Exhibition, was released in 2016.