Danny Brown has dropped his new album, Quaranta, out now via Warp Records. Stream it below via Apple Music or Spotify.
Quaranta means “40” in Italian, and had been teased by the now 42-year-old Brown for years. The 11-track project features appearances from MIKE, Bruiser Wolf, and Kassa Overall, with production from The Alchemist, Quelle Chris, frequent collaborator Paul White, in-house Bruise Brigade producer SKYWLKR, and more.
The LP was written during the solitude of the pandemic, forcing Brown to look inward as he processed feelings of pain and isolation. In that sense, Quaranta captures how Brown hit rock bottom before spending a lengthy stint in rehab for alcohol and drugs earlier this year.
“There wasn’t too much to do, so it was the best thing for me to do — put everything I was going through into the music,” he said in a statement. “A lot of people make concept albums, but the concept is my life.”
Lead single “Tantor” finds the rapper spitting over an off-kilter instrumental from The Alchemist as he drops references to old friends and Olympic diver Greg Louganis. Though Brown has recently gone sober, he makes sure to proclaim, “Paid for a therapist but I still ain’t change.”
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Quaranta is the follow-up to 2019’s uknowwhatimsayin¿ In March, Brown teamed up with JPEGMAFIA for their collaborative project, SCARING THE HOES, one of the best albums of the year.
Later this month, Brown will hold his 10th annual Bruiser Thanksgiving celebration in Detroit, which he’ll follow with a handful of other dates to close out 2023. See the schedule below, and grab your tickets here.
03. Ain’t My Concern
04. Dark Sword Angel
05. Y.B.P. (feat. Bruiser Wolf)
06. Jenn’s Terrific Vacation (feat. Kassa Overall)
07. Down Wit It
08. Celibate (feat. MIKE)
11. Bass Jam
Danny Brown 2023 Tour Dates:
11/22 – Detroit, MI @ Russell Industrial Center (Bruiser Thanksgiving X)
12/04 – London, UK @ Village Underground
12/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silo
12/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room