As my avatar suggests, "XXX" is my favorite album of the year. Furthermore, with Lupe Fiasco deciding to put out shit albums, and Andre 3000 down to a verse per month average, Danny Brown is my favorite rapper doing it right now.
He's completely self-aware, honest, and clever. Plus, for whatever reason, storytelling in rap has fallen to the wayside, and he's one of the handful that does it incredibly well.
The Black & Brown EP was disappointing only in that it was too short.