Celebrity Interviews

Danny Brown Speaks on Bouncing Ideas Off ASAP Rocky & Schoolboy Q for “Atrocity Exhibition” + Calls it His Career Album

After speaking with the likes of Trick Trick, D12 and Royce Da 5’9 in Detroit we were blessed to have another Detroit super star, Danny Brown, step into Bob’s Classic Kicks to talk about his time in the D.

Telling Sway that he’s being up since 5am and had his coffee, Brown jokes about the difference between a rapper’s studio time vs an artists. Saying that he writes all night and records during the day he jumps into growing up in Detroit.

The oldest of his two brothers and two sister Brown lets out a signature laugh while explaining that the East side of Detroit which is more gangster as well as the West side which is big into fashion. “I was able to be fresh and still protect myself with my freshness,” he says.

Talking about finding his signature style Brown says he didn’t really discover things fully until he was grown. Saying most kids are more ambitious than creative he attributes his success to being patient and doing what he truly wanted to do.

Getting into his upcoming album, “Atrocity Exhibition,” Brown says he wrote for two years and recorded for a year in London with producer Paul White. Giving credit to Warp Records for giving him full creative control Brown says this project is a career defining piece of work. Bouncing ideas and sounds off ScHoolboy Q he talks about how they inspire each other.

Watch the full interview above and keep it locked for more music from Danny Brown as it comes out.


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