When Danny Brown Tweeted “I am no longer the ‘weirdest’ nigga in Detroit” the other day, I had to investigate.
When Danny Brown Tweeted “I am no longer the ‘weirdest’ nigga in Detroit” the other day, I had to investigate. And while what you are witnessing is nothing new, it is definitely about to be what is NEXT. Meet Michael Duane Gholston, AKA Duane The Teenage Weirdo. He’s 19, from Detroit and has already been reverse-earmarked for success, due to getting shut down on X-Factor by Simon Cowell and his fellow haters. After popping up on the live scene a little over a year ago, he’s already gathered a following. With dudes like Danny Brown and Jack White giving thumbs-ups and inadvertent high fives by way of Twitter, it’s easy to get the feeling that the dude is “next to go” H.A.A.M. in the streets. ESPECIALLY the streets of Detroit, Michigan.
It’s no surprise or shock to the heart that the dude gets called the love child of Grace Jones and David Bowie. Dipped in black nail polish and then set ablaze by way of electrical fire. His theme song sounds like it was recorded in 1982 in the back of a hat shop in Sheffield. Reading what few interviews are available, he seems like a young art-school kid in flux who is out to find his own voice by absorbing and regurgitating everything cold and androgynously perverted about the early 80s.