Danny Brown released a black-and-white clip for the song “Lost,” which appeared on the rapper’s Atrocity Exhibition album in 2016.
The video takes place in a cramped apartment. Brown and a group of women are in the kitchen, where they appear to have a busy drug production operation. The clip’s conceit is as tough and straightforward as his verses. Brown sings: “Dog I’m tryin’ to eat/ So I’m staying in the kitchen/ Hunched over the stove.”
Directed by Matilda Finn, the video is all tight shots at hip level, emphasizing the claustrophobic space. The camera pivots to disturbing images: a woman’s mouth as she throws up, Brown’s gnashing teeth, an eyeball straining to see through the peephole.
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“Lost” builds around a short, unhurried loop courtesy of the producer Playa Haze; it’s not much more than a dragging beat, a blip of indiscernible vocals and an occasional wandering horn line. That’s all Brown needs to make an impression. “Gotta screw loose,” he raps during the song’s second verse. “I’m cuckoo.”