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Danny Brown Announces New Album “UKNOWHATIMSAYIN¿”, Releases New Single “Dirty Laundry”

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Hip-Hop artist Danny Brown has announced the release of his long awaited and much anticipated return with his fifth studio album uknowhatimsayin¿, on October 4th via WARP. The news coincides with the release of the album’s first single and video “Dirty Laundry”, directed by Simon Cahn. Brown’s lyrics balance earnest storytelling with laugh-out-loud one-liners, especially apparent on “Dirty Laundry”; Danny’s ode to standup comedy, an art-form he’s long respected. Brown goes on to explain “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.”

Earlier this year, Brown previewed details on the album as he revealed executive production from the iconic rapper and producer Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. Q-Tip’s involvement in uknowhatimsayin¿ marks the first time the legendary artist has executive produced an album since Mobb Deep’s The Infamous. With Q-Tip’s guidance, Brown returned to his own version of traditional production but not without the toolbox of tricks he’s built along the way: “There was no room for error. Q-Tip wanted me to go back to that ‘Greatest Rapper Ever’ era. 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.” Additional production comes from Paul White, JPEGMAFIA, Flying Lotus, Standing on the Corner and more with features from Run The Jewels, Obongjayar, JPEGMAFIA and Blood Orange (full tracklisting below).

uknowhatimsayin¿ TRACKLISTING
1. Change Up
2. Theme Song
3. Dirty Laundry
4. 3 Tearz (feat. Run The Jewels)
5. Belly of the Beast (feat. Obongjayar)
6. Savage Nomad
7. Best Life
8. uknowhatimsayin¿
9. Negro Spiritual (feat. JPEGMAFIA)
10. Shine (feat. Blood Orange)
11. Combat

2019 Tour Dates
Sat-Sept-07 – Toronto, CANADA – MATTYFEST
Sat-Oct-12-19 – Atlanta, GA –  Afropunk ATL
Mon-Oct-14-19 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
Wed-Oct-16-19  – New Orleans – Republic NOLA
Thu-Oct-17-19  – Houston, TX – Warehouse Studio
Fri-Oct-18-19   – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
Sat-Oct-19-19  – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room and Garage
Mon-Oct-21-19  – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Tue-Oct-22-19  – Pomona, CA –  Glass House
Wed-Oct-23-19 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
Fri-Oct-25-19  – Los Angeles, CA – Regent
Sat-Oct-26-19  – San Francisco, CA – August Hall-Music Hall
Mon-Oct-28-19 – Portland, OR – Roseland
Tue-Oct-29-19  – Vancouver, CANADA – Vogue Theatre
Thu-Oct-31-19  – Seattle, WA – Showbox
Sat-Nov-02-19  – Salt Lake, UT CityComplex
Sun-Nov-03-19 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Tue-Nov-05-19 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Thu-Nov-07-19 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Fri-Nov-08-19 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Sun-Nov-10-19  – Cleveland, OH  – HOB
Mon-Nov-11-19  – Philadelphia, PA  – TLA
Wed-Nov-13-19 – Baltimore, MD   Baltimore Sound Stage
Fri-Nov-15-19  – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
Sun-Nov-17-19 – New Haven, CT –   Toads
Mon-Nov-18-19  – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
Tue-Nov-19-19 – Montreal, CANADA – Coronoa

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