Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
[Year: 2016 / Country: USA / Label: Warp]
Have we reached the creative apex of hip hop, or have we just hit the tip of the iceberg? In recent years, from the mainstream to the underground, there has been a plethora of hip hop masterpieces swelling in artistic adventure and stylistic eclecticism. It’s no surprise that with a title indebted to Joy Division, Danny Brown’s latest is uniquely odd and a singular expression. Danny Brown is to acid, what ODB was to crack, an unhinged rhymeslayer that is as incomparably fun to listen to as is disorienting. Already making his mark this year on the incredible Open Mike Eagle record Hella Personal Film Festival, producer Paul White outdoes himself on Atrocity Exhibition. White provided Brown with fittingly surreal playground for the rapper to be himself. The result is an album that ranges from wild to depressing, but most importantly creates a relentless state of intoxicating fun for its entirety.
Favorite tracks: Ain’t It Funny, Golddust, Dance in the Water