Danny Brown - 'Atrocity Exhibition'

8/10

When rapper Danny Brown collaborated with Rustie for the producer's 2014 single 'Attak', the experience of working with such an interesting producer clearly had an affect on the MC in influencing this new album. Making this his first full-length for Warp Records, 'Atrocity Exhibition' seems to bring together the worlds of heavyweight US hip-hop and experimental production to deliver a truly unique collection of work.

At the end of the day, if there was any artist to pull this off, it was Danny Brown. The rapper's general presence in the rap scene is one of grudging acceptance as he has always been pictured as the weird and left-of-centre talent, which really comes to life on this new work. For the most part, 'Atrocity Exhibition' isn't as out there as you'd expect but still maintains that core Danny Brown sound that is then backed up by a diverse team of producers and MCs that help create this thought-provoking body of work.

This new release sees Danny Brown in his most comfortable space yet. The man's general style has never matched convention and this new album sees him stretch his creative wings as far as he can to create something of incredible substance and awe. No doubt this is the masterpiece of his career so far.

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