Last week, Detroit MC Danny Brown announced the name of his Atrocity Exhibition album and even unveiled a snippet of a song called “Pneumonia” featuring Schoolboy Q. This week, he’s divulged more information about his fourth studio project, which is due September 30th. Brown told Rolling Stone that the upcoming album will be “his sound,” which implies a reintroduction to the hard drums and raw soundscapes that helped Brown ascend after years of toiling in the underground. Perhaps the delirious “When It Rain” single, released in June, is an apt harbinger for the project’s sonic approach.
One of the biggest appeals of Brown’s work is his ability to pull a smorgasbord of musical inspirations into his madness. When he says the album, which cost $70K in sample clearances, is inspired by a slew of artists and acts including Wu-Tang legend Raekwon Tha Chef, System of a Down, and the Talking Heads, one barely bats an eye. Brown has three fourths of Black Hippy on the record, with Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt on a track that Twitter users are probably already arguing about.
The album will be his first on electronic label Warp Records. The tracklist is below.