Danny Brown: “I had a show in Illinois and I met Blu and we hit it off. He was like, ‘If you ever come out to L.A., holler at us.’ So I had a show in San Diego in 2008 and Fat Beats heard I was in San Diego and they asked me to come through and do a little set in L.A. So I went to L.A., did the Fat Beats set, and stayed out there for three months. [Laughs.]
That was my first time going out there and being around model bitches and crazy pool parties with white bitches sniffing coke. I’d never really seen this type of shit. So it was like, ‘Oh my God! This is me! This is like my calling.’
“This was when Blu first got signed to Warner Brothers so he just had a lot of money. [Laughs.] They were just balling and we were just recording and I ended up recording a whole project during that process, its’ called It’s An Art.
“We were just doing drugs and partying. We did all types of dumb shit. But it opened up my mind to a lot of shit being with them for those three months though.
“That was my first time going out there and being around model bitches and crazy pool parties with white bitches sniffing coke. I’d never really seen this type of shit. So it was like, ‘Oh my God! This is me! This is like my calling.’ [Laughs.] I used to be in the hood and I used to always see shit like that but I never knew that shit was like what it really is. I was like, ‘This is my lifestyle right here.’
“Me, Blu, and Mainframe tripped out on E one day and we just decided to go to Coachella. It was the day of Coachella, we just decided like, ‘Fuck that, let’s just go!’ [We went] from L.A. to wherever Coachella was at. We’re like, ‘Fuck it.’
Me, Blu, and Mainframe tripped out on E one day and we just decided to go to Coachella.
“So we randomly go shopping, everybody buys new clothes, and we hop in the car. It was like a long-ass ride so we just took mad Ecstasy tablets and go straight up to Coachella. By the time we get up there, I’m tripping. [Laughs.]
“I’m freaking out but we meet my homegirl—some baller, whatever—and she took us to this T-Mobile party. The party is built like a big-ass carnival with free everything. The party was at the motherfucking hanger and there was this fucking big-ass jet in the middle of the party. We go on the jet and motherfuckers are sniffing coke on the jet! That was just crazy man.
“We got mad bitches and we ended up going to somebody’s crib in Palm Springs. I don’t really remember too much [after that]. [Laughs.] But I remember enough and that was the craziest for me.”