Danny Brown’s Atrocity Exhibition album dropped a few days early and is now available for streaming.
The LP, which is inspired by a song from rock band Joy Division and an experimental collection of stories from J.G. Ballard, is made up of 15 tracks. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Earl Sweatshirt appear on “Really Doe.” Other guest appearances come from Petite Noir, Kelela and B-Real.
The Detroit artist says that he released the project early because he “couldn’t wait any longer.”
— Danny Brown (@xdannyxbrownx) September 27, 2016
Brown said he spent $70,000 for samples on this album, so check it out above and see if it was worth it. The Atrocity Exhibition album cover art and tracklist are below.
- Downward Spiral
- Tell Me What I Don’t Know
- Rolling Stone (f. Petite Noir)
- Really Doe (f. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt)
- Ain’t It Funny
- White Lines
- Dance in the Water
- From the Ground (f. Kelela)
- When It Rain
- Get Hi (f. B-Real)
- Hell for It
(This article was first published July 18, 2016 and is as follows.)
Danny Brown is readying his next big move as he announces the Atrocity Exhibition album.
The Detroit rapper took to Instagram to share the lines of Joy Division’s “Atrocity Exhibition” song, a cut from the rock band’s 1980 album, Closer. The title of that song comes from J.G. Ballard‘s experimental collection of stories from 1970.
Last month, Brown said that he was putting the finishing touches on what we now know as Atrocity Exhibition with TDE’s in-house engineer, Ali.
Brown’s last full-length release was 2013’s Old, which featured Freddie Gibbs, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q and A$AP Rocky. Brown appeared on Rocky’s Long.Live. A$AP album cut “1 Train” alongside Kendrick Lamar, Yelawolf, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T. and Joey Bada$$. The 35-year-old also served as an opening act for Rocky and Tyler, The Creator on their joint tour last year.
More recently, he appeared with MF DOOM on “Frankie Sinatra,” the lead-off single from The Avalanches’ Wildflower album.
Brown also announced his own North American tour, which kicks off September 14 in Philadelphia and ends on November 5 in Cleveland. Opening for him are Maxo Kream and Zelooperz. Check below for dates and locations or visit Brown’s site for tickets and more details.