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Danny Brown Unleashes His Monster Collab With Kendrick Lamar And Earl Sweatshirt

β€˜Really Doe’ also features Ab-Soul, a.k.a. it's πŸ”₯

Ahead of releasing his feverishly anticipated fourth album next week, Danny Brown has dropped the project’s most anticipated collab: β€œReally Doe,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Earl Sweatshirt. Yes, this is now a real song that exists in the universe and not just in your wildest dreams. Get excited.

The star-studded banger boasts an ominous, fractured beat with looped bells; it kind of sounds like a nefarious ice cream truck rolling down your street at midnight. Brown kicks things off with his idiosyncratic flow, and each subsequent verse is tied together with Kendrick’s hook: β€œThey say I got the city on fire / I ain’t boomin’, that’s a goodamn lie.” It’s practically impossible trying to decide whose bars here are the illest β€” with a collab like this, we all win.

Speaking to NPR, Brown explained how β€œReally Doe” came together, saying, β€œMe and Kendrick always talked about doing stuff, and I had the idea to get K Dot and Earl together... but first I got me and Ab Soul. And then one day when I was mixing the album with Ali, K Dot snuck in and just laced it. I had to be patient and wait on Earl, but it was all worth it you know because hip-hop needs that posse cut. We just wanna make the best possible song β€˜cause we know the hype on paper. I know it’s gonna satisfy, my feet isΒ up.”

Brown’s Atrocity Exhibition, the follow-up to 2013’s Old, arrives September 30.