R-Rated Rapper Danny Brown Writing Children's Book
An exhaustive number of celebrities overtime have delved into the world of children’s literature, everyone from Madonna to Bob Dylan to Queen Latifah have taken time off to write a kiddie book. It’s kind of like a rite of passage for them, a way for them to give back to their fans in a different way, and a way to get their message to enter into an untapped demographic. But has there ever been a rapper who decided to write a book for children? Well there is now, and most surprising of all…it’s none other than alternative rapper Danny Brown.
Why is this so shocking? For those that aren’t familiar with the amped up, gap-toothed emcee, Danny Brown is one of the most insane (and insanely good) rappers working today. He’s a former crackhead who moved off the streets of Detroit and into the recording studio to deliver some of the most wildly avant garde and excellently produced hip hop albums of the decade. But if Brown can be identified by one particular thing, it would be his incredibly explicit, and at times grotesque, lyrics–check out the attached video to see for yourself. Which is why moving into children’s literature seems a head-scratching move at best.
In an interview with Australian radio station Triple J, Brown revealed that the book is a project for his young daughter and one inspired by Dr. Seuss. “I think I AM Dr. Seuss! I’m The Grinch, I’m all his characters come to life in rap music,” he said, divulging that the book will be geared toward children finding their self-confidence. For a rapper who comes up with lyrics such as “Lick your ass delirious, my tongue game so damn serious,” we have no doubts about his rhyming skills…we’re just doubtful on whether or not he can come up with something G-rated. If a book about blunts shows up in a kiddie lit section near you, you know who to blame.