Video: Rapper Danny Brown Covers Korn’s “Freak On A Leash” Live In Chicago

Danny Brown by Sam Pickett, via Wikipedia

More and more, it seems like big names in pop and hip hop are paying tribute to the metal they loved growing up. Now, rapper Danny Brown has gotten in one the act, performing Korn‘s massive hit single “Freak On a Leash” live in Chicago. Footage of the performance can be watched below.

As you’ll see in the fan-shot video below and as reported by Stereogum, Brown, backed by a live band, kicked into Korn’s 1997 mega-hit on stage as part of a Red Bull Soundclash with Rico Nasty. Brown’s nasal keening actually sounds totally appropriate for this nu-metal hit, reminiscent as it is of Jonathan Davis’ own high-pitched vocals.

Check out the cover below:

Meanwhile, fans can catch the real thing live at one of the following dates on Korn’s upcoming tour with Chevelle and Code Orange:

1/31 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Footprint Center^
2/1 – San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena^
2/4 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Banc of California Stadium^
2/5 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Banc of California Stadium^
3/4 – Springfield, Mo. @ JQH Arena*
3/5 – Kansas City, Mo. @ T-Mobile Center*
3/7 – Fort Wayne, Ind. @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum*
3/8 – Evansville, Ind. @ Ford Center*
3/10 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ University of Tennessee – Thompson-Boling Arena*
3/11 – Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex*
3/13 – Huntington, W.V. @ Mountain Health Arena*
3/15 – Hershey, Pa. @ Giant Center*
3/16 – Providence, R.I. @ Dunkin Donuts Center*
3/19 – Manchester, N.H. @ SNHU Arena*
3/20 – Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union Center*
3/22 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Blue Cross Arena*
3/23 – Saginaw, Mich. @ Dow Event Center*
3/25 – Moline, Ill. @ TaxSlayer Center*
3/26 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center*
3/28 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena*
3/29 – Madison, Wis. @ The Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center*
3/31 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Paycom Center*
4/1 – Wichita, Kan. @ INTRUST Bank Arena*

^ = w/ System of a Down, Helmet, Russian Circles
* = w/ Chevelle and Code Orange

Korn’s Reqiuem drops February 4th, 2022, and is available for preorder. Check out the cover art and tracklisting below:

1. Forgotten
2. Let the Dark Do the Rest
3. Start The Healing
4. Lost in the Grandeur
5. Disconnect
6. Hopeless and Beaten
7. Penance to Sorrow
8. My Confession
9. Worst Is On Its Way

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Words by Chris Krovatin