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Danny Brown announces new album uknowhatimsayin¿, airs out “Dirty Laundry”: Stream

Produced by Q-Tip and featuring Run the Jewels, Blood Orange, Flying Lotus, and more

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Danny Brown, photo by Tom Keelan

    Danny Brown is finally ready to return with his first album in three years. It’s titled uknowhatimsayin¿ and due out October 4th through Warp Records.

    As revealed earlier this year, the long-awaited follow-up to Atrocity Exhibition was executive produced by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. The last time Q-Tip served as executive producer was way back in 1995 on Mobb Deep’s The Infamous.

    (Read: The Top 20 Hip-Hop Solo Albums)

    The veteran rapper played an invaluable role on Brown’s record, pushing him to operate at his best. “There was no room for error. Q-Tip wanted me to go back to that ‘Greatest Rapper Ever’ era,” the Detroit MC remarked in a statement. “I almost had to relearn how to rap again — an ego death type thing. He gave me this whole new outlook on music. I can’t go back to how I was before.”

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    uknowhatimsayin¿ includes even more star power beyond Q-Tip. There are guest features from Run the Jewels, Blood Orange, Obongjayar, and JPEGMAFIA, as well as production contributions from Flying Lotus, Paul White, and Standing on the Corner.

    To preview next month’s album, Brown has shared a single called “Dirty Laundry” and its Simon Cahn-directed music video. The new song is an “ode” to standup comedy, according to Brown, who recently contributed to Open Mike Eagle’s Comedy Central variety show The New Negroes. He explained,

    “This is my version of a stand-up comedy album. Most of my close friends now aren’t rappers — they’re comedians and actors. So I wanted to create something that mixed humor with music. Something that was funny but not parody.”

    Update: A second single, “Best Life”, as also been shared. Update #2: The single “3 Tearz” featuring Run the Jewels has been released.

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    To coincide with today’s big announcement, Brown has also lined up a North American headlining tour for the fall. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 6th, and can be purchased here.

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    uknowhatimsayin¿ Tracklist:
    01. Change Up
    02. Theme Song
    03. Dirty Laundry
    04. 3 Tearz (feat. Run The Jewels)
    05. Belly of the Beast (feat. Obongjayar)
    06. Savage Nomad
    07. Best Life
    08. uknowhatimsayin¿
    09. Negro Spiritual (feat. JPEGMAFIA)
    10. Shine (feat. Blood Orange)
    11. Combat

    Danny Brown 2019 Tour Dates:
    10/16 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic NOLA
    10/17 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Studio
    10/18 – Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
    10/19 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room and Garage
    10/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
    10/22 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
    10/23 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box
    10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
    10/26 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
    10/28 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
    10/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
    10/31 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
    11/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
    11/03 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
    11/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    11/07 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
    11/08 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave 2
    11/10 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
    11/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
    11/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
    11/15 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
    11/17 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
    11/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    11/19 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater

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