Danny Brown’s fifth studio album, uknowhatimsayin¿, showed him focusing his attention to the fundamentals of hip hop. While the Detroit rapper has become largely known over the years for making spastic songs about his drug-fueled escapades, his latest record was more restrained. This fresh approach was inspired by Q-Tip, who served as the album’s executive producer. With a hip hop legend presiding over the whole operation, Danny made sure to ditch the goofiness and strap in for straightforward storytelling.
“3 Tearz” is a perfect example of this spirit on uknowhatimsayin¿. While it boasts a production credit from JPEGMAFIA, he opts for a more boom-bap beat than the contorting ones that tend to appear on his own projects. Run The Jewels were the right duo to bring in to contribute more ferocious verses to the song.