When you think about it, Danny Brown and Dr. Seuss have a lot in common. They’re both incredibly creative, a little unhinged, and they both do it for the kids.
So it stands to reason that when Danny Brown decides to make a children’s book, he “wants it to be real Dr. Seuss-y. ‘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?”
In an interview with Australia’s triple j, Brown says he started writing the book for his daughter. “It’s really about self-esteem in black girls, I guess,” Brown said of the book. “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.”
Brown also revealed he’s taking the first steps towards the follow-up to 2013’s Old. He’s working with producers Alchemist, Paul White, and SKYWLKR. Hopefully he’ll work in some of Seuss’ bippo-no-bungus vocabulary. “I think I AM Dr. Seuss,” Brown says. “I’m the Grinch, I’m all his characters come to life in rap music.” Stream the interview below.