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Danger Mouse biography

Date of birth : 1977-07-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : White Plains, New York, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-07-05
Credited as : Hip hop and alternative rock musician, songwriter and producer, The Grey Album

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Brian Burton, the man better known by his stage name Danger Mouse is a hip hop and alternative rock musician, songwriter and producer. He came to prominence in 2004 when he released The Grey Album, which combined vocal performances from Jay-Z's The Black Album with instrumentals from The Beatles' White Album.

First released his productions on 2003's Ghetto Pop Life, a collaboration with drug-free, socially conscious rapper Jemini. In 2004, Danger Mouse combined acapellas from Jay-Z's Black Album with beats made from The Beatles' White Album and released the result via the web as The Grey Album. He became a cause celebre in the war between corporate media and its consumer base, as the record subjected him to a chilling cease-and-desist letter from EMI; media attention around the case propelled the Grey Album into the public eye, prompting dozens of uninspired copycat fan mashups in a similar vein. Predictably, Danger Mouse immediately parlayed this "indie" success into a major label career with RIAA member Warner Music Group.

He formed Gnarls Barkley with Cee Lo Green and produced their albums St. Elsewhere and The Odd Couple. He produced the second Gorillaz album, 2005's Demon Days, as well as Beck's 2008 record, Modern Guilt. He has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Producer of the Year category five times (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011), and won the award in 2011. In addition, Burton worked with rapper MF Doom as Danger Doom and released the album The Mouse and the Mask and the EP Occult Hymn.

In 2009 he collaborated with James Mercer of the indie rock band The Shins to form Broken Bells. The group's first album was released on March 9, 2010.

Danger Mouse was listed as one of Esquire magazine's seventy-five most influential people of the 21st century. In 2010 he began producing an album for U2.

Danger Mouse's discography:
Danger Mouse and Jemini – Ghetto Pop Life (2003)
Danger Mouse – The Grey Album (2004)
Gorillaz – Demon Days (2005)
Danger Doom – The Mouse & The Mask (2005)
The Rapture – Pieces of the People We Love (2006)
Sparklehorse – Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain (2006)
Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere (2006)
The Good, the Bad and the Queen (2007)
The Black Keys – Attack & Release (2008)
Gnarls Barkley – The Odd Couple (2008)
The Shortwave Set – Replica Sun Machine (2008)
Martina Topley-Bird – The Blue God (2008)
Beck – Modern Guilt (2008)
Joker's Daughter – The Last Laugh (2009)
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse – Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse Present: Dark Night of the Soul (2010)
Broken Bells – Broken Bells (2010)
The Black Keys – Brothers (2010)
Broken Bells – Meyrin Fields (2011)
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi – Rome (2011)
U2 – TBA (2011)
The Black Keys - TBA (2011)

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