At the end of the month, Danny Brown will follow up his astonishing 2013 album Old with a new one called Atrocity Exhibition. First single “Pneumonia” was an absolute monster, and now Brown has shared another track called “Rolling Stone.” The new song has a hook from the South African singer/songwriter/producer Petite Noir, who also produced the track. It’s more of a muted, downbeat, spare track than the energetic, upbeat bangers that have become Brown’s trademark. Of course, Brown is a truly great rapper, and this one hits its marks just as hard as his sweatier songs. As Nah Right points out, Brown debuted the song on NPR’s All Songs Considered podcast, on which he talks about the song that changed everything for him, Nas’ “The World Is Yours.” You can hear the full podcast below, and to hear “Rolling Stone,” skip to the 26:06 mark.
Atrocity Exhibition is out 9/30 on Warp.