daniel dewan sewell

some rappers and their real names

future - nayvadius demun wilburn
young thug - jeffrey lamar williams
chief keef - keith cozart
gucci mane - radric davis
waka flocka flame - juaquin james malphurs
earl sweatshirt - thebe neruda kgositsile
ghostface killah - dennis coles
method man - clifford smith
raekwon - corey quontrell woods
kendrick lamar - kendrick lamar duckworth
ab-soul - herbert anthony stevens IV
schoolboy q - quincey matthew hanley
danny brown - daniel dewan sewell
yo gotti - mario mims
dj paul - paul duane beauregard
juicy j - jordan michael houston
asap rocky - rakim mayers
asap ferg - darold ferguson jr
peewee longway - quincey lamont williams
rich homie quan - dequantes lamar
lil bibby - brandon dickinson
lil herb - herbert wright
curren$y - shante scott franklin
2 chainz - tauheed epps

Name: Daniel Dewan Sewell a.k.a Danny Brown

Born: March 16, 1981

Danny was born in Detroit, Michigan to relatively young parents. (His mom was 17 when she had him) He talent started young, when his mother use to read Dr. Suess books to him. His father was a house DJ, who exposed Danny to musical up rise. His parents sheltered him from the Detroit crime, buying him the newest video games and trying to keep him in the house. His mom worked for Crysler. Eventually she was able to buy four to five houses. 

 "To this day we still got those houses. She owns three houses in a row on that block. She raised her three children and a host of others in the middle house; the one to the left she paid cash for in the 90’s from her long time neighbor; and the one on the right was her parents home that she inherited when they died.“ 

 On the East Side, I used to get beat up all the time. [Laughs.] I had nobody over there and I’m the oldest with two brothers and a younger sister. And I’m kind of not really gangster like that. [Laughs.]”, 

When Danny was 18, he became a drug dealer.  “Once I got above a certain age, all that parent shit stopped. My mom and my pops split up. Once my pops left, I was the man of the house. I always told myself I was going to be a rapper my whole life. I was selling drugs since that’s what all my friends were doing. And it was kind of like something to rap about maybe" 

 "I got out of jail in ’07. I took it serious from that time but it took a lot of shit to happen in my life to get me confident to know I could do it. I had more confidence when I got out of jail because the day when I got out of jail I started selling weed. I ain’t had no money after the first two months, like, ‘I was way better off in jail.’ By then I was already making my New York trips and going to recording studios so I was already serious when I got locked up. When I got out it was like, ‘It’s now or never.’”

He later was featured in XXL’s 2012 Freshmen class, along side artist such as Hopsin, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, Iggy Azalea, Roscoe Dash, etc.