Published Sep 05, 2019After announcing plans for a new album earlier this year, Danny Brown has shared the details behind his fourth studio album uknowhatimsayin¿.
The 11-track effort is set to arrive October 4 through Warp and was executive-produced by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. You can find the album's colourful cover art above.
Guest features come courtesy of Run the Jewels, JPEGMAFIA, Blood Orange and Obongjayar, while production also comes from Paul White, Flying Lotus, Standing on the Corner and JPEGMAFIA.
Brown has also shared first single "Dirty Laundry," which arrives alongside a Simon Cahn-directed video. You can watch that below.
"This is my version of a stand-up comedy album," Brown said in a statement. "Most of my close friends now aren't rappers — they're comedians and actors. So I wanted to create something that mixed humour with music. Something that was funny but not parody."
Of Q-Tip's involvement, Brown said, "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."
Brown has also mapped out a fall tour in support of the record, set to begin following this weekend's appearance at Matty Fest in Toronto. The tour itinerary features stops in Montreal and Vancouver and can be found below.
The upcoming uknowhatimsayin¿ follows Brown's 2016 album Atrocity Exhibition.
1. Change Up
2. Theme Song
3. Dirty Laundry
4. 3 Tearz (ft. Run the Jewels)
5. Belly of the Beast (ft. Obongjayar)
6. Savage Nomad
7. Best Life
9. Negro Spiritual (ft. JPEGMAFIA)
10. Shine (ft. Blood Orange)
09/07 Toronto, ON - RBC Echo Beach (Matty Fest)
10/12 Atlanta, GA - Afropunk ATL
10/14 Nashville, TN - Basement East
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 - Theater 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