Artist and producer Danger Mouse appears among “the 75 Most
Influential People of the 21st Century” in this month’s issue of
Esquire, celebrating the magazine’s 75th anniversary. Alongside
artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and heads of state, Danger Mouse
will be honored for his boundless creativity, his relentless work
ethic, and his power to shape the cultural future.
The issue celebrates “the people and the ideas that are laying the
foundation for the 21st Century,” says Esquire editor David Granger.
Esquire chose Danger Mouse as an artist whose work will have a
powerful influence for years to come. 100,000 copies of the issue will
feature an innovative cover with “electronic ink.”
In 2008 alone, as half of the chart-topping duo Gnarls Barkley, Danger
Mouse released the acclaimed LP The Odd Couple, toured the United
States and Europe, and won two MTV Video Music Awards. As a producer,
he lent his unmistakable touch to hit albums from Beck and the Black
Keys. And Rolling Stone gave him “Best Producer” honors.
Danger Mouse is currently readying several undisclosed projects for 2009.