Danny Brown - uknowhatimsayin¿
Oct 3, 2019
Over the last years, Danny Brown has grown to be one of the most acclaimed rappers in the game. Projects like XXX and Atrocity Exhibition have put him on a high pedestal, which means everytime he releases an album the hype is colossal. This album wasn't an exception. Since it was announced, "uknowhatimsayin¿" grew to be one of the most antecipated albums of the year, which makes sense, since Atrocity Exhibition has become one of the most critically successful albums of all time, currently sitting at #87 on the all time RYM charts. Well, following an album like that with another great project seems like an almost impossible task. I don't think this one will be as well received but I do think this is his best project so far. I will proceed to explain...

Firstly, I want to talk about XXX and Atrocity Exhibition and what was my major problem with both. These are seen as his most ambitious projects and I wouldn't disagree, they're both great albums but they are very inconsistent. Some songs sound forgettable as hell and, although the highlights are breathtaking, the whole experience feels a bit unsatisfying by the end of it. When I saw that "uknowhatimsayin¿" was only 11 tracks long I felt a lot more relieved. And now let's talk about the album and why I think it's one of the best of the year.

I'd say "uknowhatimsayin¿" is a less ambitious project compared to something like Atrocity Exhibition. It still has that "raw" Danny Brown energy but it feels a lot more measured and easier to digest. I'd say it sounds more mature, not only because it feels a lot more organized but because Danny Brown is a new man. While Atrocity Exhibition was an album where Danny dealt with his problems in real time, this is more of a reflection on his past habits and behavior, something that can be easily seen on "Best Life", a really cheerful track that talks about Danny's character development and how he is a lot happier now that he has been able to stabilize his life.

So, we get a more positive, more organized colorful album... but what about the execution? As I said before, the album is a lot more chill than his past projects with a more "sick bars and sick beats" attitude. The production in this album is absolutely stellar, every beat is magnificent SPECIALLY the "N***o Spiritual" one. It's so intricately detailed, I felt like I was in a completely different universe. Overall, every aspect in the production here is splendedly creative. This album is a perfectly polished album in terms of production and I can't really complain about it. Congratulations to every producer featured here, great works. The rapping js also really well executed, as always, Danny comes in with a great flow, a strong attitude and fun bars.

I wouldn't call this album his masterpiece and I will probably be in the minority here but it is certainly my favorite. Every song is absolute fire, with some particularly memorable moments that certainly won't leave my mind soon.

Favorite Tracks: Change Up, 3 Tearz, Best Life, uknowhatimsayin¿, N***o Spiritual, Shine, Combat

Least Favorite Track: Theme Song
Oct 3, 2019
How about Old? That might be my favorite, shit was HYPE. Can't wait to hear this though
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