If you woke up this morning hoping to see something on the timeline about an imminent new Danny Brown album executive produced by Q-Tip, then it is with great stokedness we present to you that exact thing.
Early Tuesday, Brown shared a photo of his upcoming Highsnobiety cover story. Tucked into the piece's opening paragraphs is a bit about Brown "returning to the public eye" with a new TV show and his fifth studio album, U Know What I'm Sayin? Thursday, Brown will be among those providing music for the cover's launch party in New York City.
In the accompanying interview with writer Ian Servantes, Brown explained how his creative relationship with Q-Tip is similar to that between writers and directors. "If I didn't get help, with somebody to find a direction, I didn't know what the fuck to do at that time," he said. "I knew I couldn't make an album like [Atrocity Exhibition] again. This is the easiest one because you got someone like him you can put your trust into."
Paul White and JPEGMAFIA will also be providing production on the album, with additional producers expected to be announced when the not-yet-confirmed release date is nailed down. As you may recall, Brown announced JPEGMAFIA's contributions back in August with an "album almost done" update.
Atrocity Exhibition, Brown's most recent studio album, dropped back in 2016 via Warp/Fool's Gold to near-unanimous critical acclaim. A documentary that was initially meant to follow one year later, Live at the Majestic, was ultimately released last November following an extensive delay.
"I've seen the way music affects these people," Brown previously told Complex of the Andrew Cohn-directed doc.