“Y’all don’t realized Bowie’s album came out this year and he fucking died?”
We’ve known Danny Brown to be a polyglot since the release of his Fool’s Gold breakout XXX. His penchant for the odd and experimental was especially highlighted on his brand new album Atrocity Exhibition, which was inspired by both Joy Division and System of a Down. Unsurprisingly, Brown says his favorite album of the year is David Bowie’s swan song Blackstar.
“That album is fucking creepy. It scares the shit out of me. And those videos. Fuck,” he tells Pitchfork. “I kind of relate to it, to him. When you put that much of your life into music, can’t nobody ever take that — you can’t rate that. You can’t review this. He died for this. This is his life right here.”
He continues: “When people talk about the best albums of the year, I be like, ‘Y’all don’t realized Bowie’s album came out this year and he fucking died? What is y’all talking about?’ We should hands-down know what the best album of this year is. Shouldn’t be talk of nothing else.”
Watch Danny Brown’s own “Fuck”-inducing video for ‘Pneumonia’ below.