Directed by Jonah Hill; Starring Danny Brown, Gus Van Sant,
Joanne Kerns & Lauren Alice Avery
Danny Brown has kept fans on their toes since the surprise release of his critically acclaimed third studio album, Atrocity Exhibition. Today he shares the wildly disturbing and uncomfortably funny video for “Ain’t It Funny”. In collaboration with the video’s director, Jonah Hill, Danny re-imagines his life as an 80s sitcom episode but with a morbid twist.
The video features legendary writer / director Gus Van Sant as the “dad”, “Growing Pains” ultimate TV-mom Joanna Kerns as the “mom”, artist, actress and Instagram-celebrity Lauren Alice Avery as the “sister”, the requisite cute kid as the “brother” and rap’s most ballistic antihero, Danny Brown as “Uncle Danny”.
“Ain’t It Funny” has become the viral highlight of Danny Brown’s Atrocity Exhibition, heralded unanimously as one of the best releases of 2016 by Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Complex, NPR, Stereogum, XXL, USA Today, and Metacritic’s top rated rap album of the year.
In a strict Limited Edition for Record Store Day, it comes to picture disc with artwork by Brain Dead, backed with acapella and instrumental versions, plus “Worth It” the track with Clams Casino originally released for Adult Swim’s Singles and now on vinyl for the first time.
The Ain’t It Funny picture disc is out Record Store Day at participating stores.
Ain’t It Funny
A1. Ain’t It Funny
A2. Ain’t It Funny (Acapella)
B1. Worth It – Danny Brown + Clams Casino
B2. Ain’t It Funny (Instrumental)