By Andrew MacLean
Great combinations are few and far between, but Rustie and Danny Brown are one of them, as evidenced by “Attak,” off Rustie’s forthcoming Green Language album.
The Scottish producer and the Detroit MC have shared the lyric video for the track, a sensory-overload clip that puts Brown and his words center stage.
Fast and at times as incomprehensible, the lyrics to Rustie and Brown’s latest project force the audience to buckle in as Brown conducts his words like Sorcerer Mickey. It’s a pretty dizzying spectacle.
And it all reflects what Rustie considers Brown’s “different” approach to rap.
“I think when I first heard the XX and the XXX, albums I just kind of got a vibe off his character and the sound of his voice and he’s a bit different from your usual rappers,” Rustie told MTV News of what first attracted him to Brown.
The producer first worked with Brown on three tracks on his 2013 album Old, most notably “Side B (Dope Song).” So it should be no surprise that when it came time to consider features for Rustie’s forthcoming Green Language, the rapper was one of the first people he reached out to.
Green Language, slated to release August 26, is the highly anticipated follow up to his 2011 LP Glass Swords. In addition to Brown, the album boasts a large collection of features, including U.K. MC D Double E, Redhino and Gorgeous Children.
Fans waiting for new Rustie material were treated earlier this summer with the release of “Raptor,” the lead single off Green Language, while “Velcro” was featured in an Adidas campaign for Leo Messi.