Danny Brown Is Writing a Children’s Book

Danny Brown

When it comes to rappers, their voice is either a hit or miss for listeners. The actual words they’re spitting, however, are indisputable. So for those who have never taken to Danny Brown‘s shrill squawking but love the lines he’s dropping, there’s good news: soon you can admire his work in the form of a children’s book.

As Consequence of Sound points out, the Detroit rapper recently sat down with Triple J to talk about what’s on his plate at the moment. In the interview, he reveals he’s been working on writing said book for a while, but it’s been delayed because of the time spent on a follow-up to 2013’s Old. The untitled work is about raising “self-esteem in black girls” and he says the book applauds self confidence and positive body image. “You know how black women do so much — process their hair, change their eye color — it’s really about a little girl who does all these things to herself and changes herself and she realizes she’s just better off the way she is, ” he says.

Such a positive storyline comes from his own real life encounters. Brown cites inspiration from his 13-year-old daughter as well as Dr. Seuss. “The Grinch, Green Eggs And Ham, and One Fish, Two Fish — what was going on in that guy’s brain to be able to write those things?” he says. “I think I am Dr. Seuss! I’m The Grinch, I’m all his characters come to life in rap music.”

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