out tomorrow on Warp
Danny Brown’s new album uknowhatimsayin¿ is out tomorrow. Today he shares a final taste with ‘3 Tearz‘, featuring guest verses by iconic indie-rap duo Run The Jewels and a beat by JPEGMAFIA, the burgeoning experimental rapper/producer and key collaborator across uknowhatimsayin¿. Eagerly anticipated since the album’s announcement, the song has just been made live across all streaming platforms and is available to listen now.
uknowhatimsayin¿, is, simply put, a triumph. Executive produced by A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip with additional production from Paul White, Thundercat, Standing on the Corner and more, and features from Run The Jewels, Obongjayar, JPEGMAFIA and Blood Orange, Brown’s fifth studio album is one of the most anticipated of the decade. In the truest sense, this album is a modern classic that defies genre and reimagines what a hip-hop album can and should be in 2019.
In the past few years since the release of Atrocity Exhibition, Brown’s critically acclaimed fourth studio album and psychotropic audio memoir, he has toured the world and festival circuit, treating audiences to one of the most bombastic occasions to get sweaty, mosh and head bang – a punk energy brought into hip-hop culture that was scare before Brown’s early catalogue. For those lucky enough to catch a club appearance, Brown started ending his shows with a short comedy bit, highlighting a new facet of Brown’s previously somewhat elusive personality. The Detroit native is known to fans and friends as one of the most unconventional personalities in entertainment and that extends itself to his Pryor-esque brand of comedy. Brown recently partnered with VICELAND for his original show Danny’s House, a modern day TV Party with the zany eccentricities of Pee Wee’s Playhouse, set in replica set of Danny’s own house. Initial season guests include rapper / actor A$AP Rocky, comedians Ilana Glazer and Hannibal Buress.
Brown’s star turn as an artist and individual are both clearly demonstrated on uknowhatimsayin¿, the next stop on Brown’s journey and one that solidifies his reputation as an innovator and hip-hop’s favourite curiosity.