Danny Brown has captivated audiences for the better part of the past decade with one of the zaniest and elastic rhyme flows in Hip-Hop. With his latest album,uknowhatimsayin¿, the Detroit wordsmith proves yet again that his endless array of schemes and ideas are still there while toning it down for those who haven’t experienced the “Hybrid” in times past.
The uknowhatimsayin¿ project is the fifth release for Brown, following 2016’s amazing and frenzied Atrocity Exhibition. With the latest album, the guiding hand of the legendary Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest tempers some of Brown’s usual vocal ticks in favor of focused rhyming. In interviews, Brown, who has an outsized personality, likened the album to a stand-up comedy record and the first two singles “Dirty Laundry” and “Best Life” gave many a glimpse of what was to come.
Via social media, most especially Twitter, fans are chiming in with their thoughts and most of the early returns are expectedly solid. We’ve collected some of those responses below, along with streaming options to hear uknowhatimsayin¿.
NEW DANNY BROWN MOTHER FUCKERS— bill (@BillRatchet) October 4, 2019
danny brown will never get the recognition he deserves pic.twitter.com/uDcVdn3tCS— joely oely 9️⃣9️⃣9️⃣🍊 (@FrancisYole) October 4, 2019
Danny Brown x Blood Orange x Paul White x Standing on the Corner pic.twitter.com/hUrufiFAjg— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) October 4, 2019
Stop what you’re doing and listen to the NEW DANNY BROWN ALBUM. https://t.co/DTc5jxOWMp— han bestie (@ghostghostdev) October 4, 2019
Danny Brown’s new album dropped and it is HOT FIYAH 🔥 pic.twitter.com/pWUjJDWx8w— daz. (@dh296) October 4, 2019
My favorite song on Danny’s new album is “Combat.” Couldn’t have predicted a Danny Brown song in 2019 with a fucking crazy Q-Tip beat and Tip and Quence on the vocal assist.— BIG blerrrd (@timmhotep) October 4, 2019
The musical pallete of this new Danny Brown album is lovely... off-kilter but still more traditional hip-hop grooves for him to go off on. The Q-Tip direction is turning out exactly as I wanted— The Rap Music Plug Podcast (@ROHVIEW) October 3, 2019
Among other things, the new Danny Brown album further confirms that Q-Tip is one of the greatest living producers— Larry Fitzmaurice (@lfitzmaurice) October 3, 2019