Working On The Hybrid & Finding His (High-Pitched) Voice
Danny Brown: “The high-pitched voice I use when I rap] is actually a part of my voice in some sense. It comes out when it comes out, so it’s always a part of my personality. I think that’s some Detroit nigga shit anyways.
“When I was around OG niggas, and we got excited about shit, or when we were talking in general, we get high-pitched like, ‘Nigga what the fuck you talking bout!’ I think it developed from being around crackheads. I like to show my emotion in my vocals.
When I was around OG niggas, and we got excited about shit, or when we talking in general we get high-pitched, like, ‘Nigga what the fuck you talking bout!’ I think it developed from being around crackheads.
“The first song that I ever rapped [with the high-pitched voice] was ‘The Hybrid,’ that’s why we called it ‘The Hybrid.’ I think that was [when I found my voice]. That was the statement that I can rap and I can do every style of rap. That was The Hybrid, and XXX was about, this is where I’m at with rapping.
“The Hybrid started out because I started working with Hex Murder. Hex was managing me at the time and I had started recording in Black Milk’s studio. We were working on a project and I had came up with the song ‘The Hybrid,’ so that gave me my whole intent on what I wanted to do with my next project. I started writing a new album and that’s the album that I wrote.
“Then I hooked up with my homie Magnetic and he would just look out for me and gave me free studio time—so I would go record from 3 in the morning til 6 in the morning, because we were using the free time when nobody was there.
“Then I hooked up with Frank from Rappers I Know. I liked what he was doing with his blog. He looked out for me and helped me out a lot and then we put it out and the rest is history.”