Danny Brown - uknowhatimsayin¿
Oct 5, 2019 (updated 5d ago)
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Yeah, I know what Danny saying...

Unruly hair; the gap between the teeth worthy of the Grand Canyon; the shrill voice which raps poetically: "Still fucking with them freak hoes, stank pussy smelling like Cool Ranch Doritos. ". The brilliant and crazy lyricist born in Detroit was a real rockstar in 2011: original in terms of style and authentic in the heart.

After three years, Danny Brown is back with "uknowhatimsayin¿", the highly anticipated sequel to "Atrocity Exhibition", one of the best albums of 2016. The fact that the production of Danny's fifth studio album is executed by Q-Tip, has generated a big hype around the project. A legend and a future legend, it is difficult not to be excited by the duo.

There is no denying that "uknowhatimsayin¿" is a much smaller project than "XXX" or "Atrocity Exhibition", and generally, if you come in expecting something like either of those you risk being disappointed in that regard. I certainly wasn't disappointed by the quality of this release, though. The maturation of Danny Brown is entirely done with "uknowhatimsayin¿" The daring artist from Detroit does not seem to reinvent himself, but he reborn. He resurects his legendary style on 11 tracks. Each line is delivered in a simplistic way, keeping the focus on what it means. If he was not lyrical at all, Danny's approach would run up against unorthodox production. The songs are short, open and closed at the same time. While this obviously isn’t a masterpiece like "Atrocity Exhibition", it's still a fantastic album. It’s pretty much a more mature version of "The Hybrid" with better production and you can really hear how much Danny’s pen game has stepped up since then. Danny never became a caricature of himself; he has never been a victim of his character; he never lost sight of the fact that he was first and foremost an artist. That's why the 38-year-old rapper's growing discography is critically acclaimed, emphasizing lyrics, flow and art.

Does Danny Brown age without aging? The whimsical rapper shows that he can always find new ways to become strange, to remain original in his style and to remain authentic in his soul.

Best tracks: "Dirty Laundry", "Best Life", "Savage Nomad", "Change Up", "3 Tearz (feat. Run The Jewels)", "Negro Spiritual (feat. JPEGMAFIA)", "Shine (feat. Blood Orange)".

Worst track: "uknowhatimsayin¿ (feat. Obongjayar)"
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