Danny Brown’s new album Old came out today and we’ve already listened to it ten times in the office – it’s fucking ace. And what better way to celebrate than to post this interview we did back in FRONT 184 with the man himself. There’s a whole gallery of Danny and stuffed wild animals after the jump, too!
Hi Danny! We were going to put mice on your shoulders in one shot, but you refused. How come you’re scared of mice?
When I was a kid in the early 90s we lived by a lot of fast-food restaurants, so there was a big mice and rats problem going on where we lived. My house was full of them. We ended up getting a snake, getting a python to kill that whole shit. The way we got the snake was, my dad had a drug dealing homie who had a lot of exotic animals in his house, and he got locked up for a long time, so we took it. Once the snake got real big, we’d put weights on the top of his cage to keep it closed, but he was strong enough to knock them off, so my mom would find him in her room and shit like that.
You recently bought a Bengal cat. Is that like a normal cat?
Hell no! There’s only so many breeders in America that do them, and there’s one in Ohio, which isn’t too far from Michigan, so I had to pay for them to drive the cat to me. It needs a lot of attention though – it’s not like a regular cat where you can leave it alone. It’s gonna tear shit up. Check it out… »