Published Jan 05, 2015Detroit rapper Danny Brown may be prolific when it comes to writing XXX-rated rhymes about illicit substances and what he likes to do with the ladies, but he's currently trying his hand at something a little more family-friendly.
According to a recent radio interview with Australian station Triple J, Brown revealed that he's been authoring on a children's book. He admitted that it's been taking him "forever" to finish the project, but did open up about the story and the inspiration behind the book.
"It's really about self-esteem in black girls, I guess," he told the radio show. "You know how black women do so much — process their hair, change their eye colour — 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."
The positive message stems from Brown's relationship with his own 13-year-old daughter, while the book's style was inspired by kids lit master Dr. Seuss.
"I want 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?"
While there's no official details on the release of the book, you can hear the rapper's interview on Australian radio below. If you listen right through, you can also hear him talk about his new house — and new squirrel problem.