Maybe you’ve heard of Danny Brown and dismissed him because of his goofy voice, disgusting lyrics, or just his lack of front teeth (allegedly from getting hit with a car in front of KFC). Or maybe you haven’t heard of Danny Brown. Either way, his new album Atrocity Exhibition will make you take a second look, because Danny’s back and more bizarre than ever.
Fans have been following Pitchfork’s articles on Danny’s seemingly left field influences, from System of a Down to the Talking Heads. His other new, experimental singles, “Pneumonia” and “When it Rain”, were a logical growth from 2013’s mainly trap influenced Old. However, “Really Doe” , named Best New Track by Pitchfork, still contains that wildcard “I’m Danny Brown and I don’t give a f*ck” attitude.
Fan or not, no one can ignore “Really Doe”, which features Ab-soul, Kendrick Lamar, and Earl Sweatshirt. Danny admitted that Kendrick Lamar was actually the main force behind the single, coming up with the bridge. Black Milk’s dirty drumbeat and sinister jingle bell are what really solidify the track, fusing together each performer’s unique styles. Atrocity Exhibition is something everyone is anticipating with “Really Doe”’s high profile collaborators and witty, filthy lyrics. Danny and his merry gang know that they’re rising, perfectly captured by Earl’s cheeky line, “Why your couch on my chucks, motherf*cker?”.