I have all ready given Danny Brown a lot of praise for his most recent album Atrocity City putting it as one of my favourite albums from 2016. But on first listen Tell Me What I Don’t Know was the first track that made me sit up and take notice.
Unlike his higher pitched rapping found on most of his most recent works, This track goes to the earlier more natural sound for his delivery and subject matter. As he unravels a detailed description of a section of his younger life. Story’s of dealing drugs at school to the death of his friend are delivered with both an honesty and a poetry that really makes them sink home. Add to that interesting instrumentation and drum patterns that you would never expect to hear on rap music and we’re on to a real winner of a track: