Danny Brown Quotes

Danny Brown is a hip-hop artist from the Dexter-Linwood area of Detroit, Michigan known for his distinct, high-pitched voice, songs that pretty much focus exclusively on hoes and MDMA.

“Certain people in life are just going to take what’s given to them, and certain people in life know they want better and they’re going to go find better. I’ve always been that type of person.” – Danny Brown

“Since I was a kid, I’d wake up every morning hearing a voice say, ‘You’re the greatest rapper ever.’ I’m trying to prove that voice right.” – Danny Brown

“I used to rap as a kid and people were impressed by it, so it gave me the drive to keep going. Everybody has at least one talent. I guess this is my talent.” – Danny Brown

“If I’m over a song two weeks after I made it, I’m not going to put it out. It has to last months.” – Danny Brown

“From an early age, music was my only thing. You come from Detroit, you learn how to make the most of what you can do best.” – Danny Brown

“I think me leaving Detroit shaped my style. Me leaving, going to New York, going to L.A. and seeing what they were doing there. I think that inspired me more than what people were doing back home.” – Danny Brown

“I always try to act like I’m some old school artist from the 1960s.” – Danny Brown

“The most popular rap artists aren’t supposed to be rapping about being broke.” – Danny Brown

“The reason I never wanted to sign with a big label was because I didn’t want no one telling me how to make my music.” – Danny Brown

“I want to be able to do what I want to do. A lot of times, the major labels, they can’t see the vision, they can only see the dollar signs. So, it doesn’t really work out like that.” – Danny Brown

“You can’t predict the number of years it will take for someone to find themselves, to mature into their own voice. When I got to be 30, I was finally writing like Danny Brown.” – Danny Brown

“Yeah, Dizzee Rascal is a huge influence on what I’m doing. I learnt a lot from him even though he’s younger than me.” – Danny Brown

“At the end of the day, I think that I’m making music for me as that 12-year-old kid in front of my boombox every day. I try to think about, if I’m that little kid, what would he like?” – Danny Brown

“I’ll be getting all types of crazy fans, from the hoodest dude to the straight-up dude in a business suit. It’s dope. I have a crazy wide-range fan base.” – Danny Brown

“The UK is always ahead of their time in music, and America always follows them five years later.” – Danny Brown

“50 Cent’s a songwriter. He understood and liked my music, but he didn’t understand me.” – Danny Brown

“Just knowing how to rap doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re a good songwriter.” – Danny Brown

“To be acknowledged outside of my city is amazing to me, because I don’t really feel like I did nothing distasteful. I made the music I want to make, and people started to like it.” – Danny Brown

“I like seeing people that are into my music, it shows me that it doesn’t matter, you can’t judge a person based on how they look, and that’s just how my music is.” – Danny Brown

“In terms of fashion, I think the biggest influence that I had was my father. My pops, he was really into men’s fashion and read all of the magazines.” – Danny Brown

“I dress for a certain type of girl that I like. Women dress for us, they dress to attract us, so we should at least show that gratitude to them, you know what I’m saying?” – Danny Brown

“I would never design anything. I just think that’s kind of wack. I hated every rapper fashion line that ever came out, you know what I’m saying? I would never try.” – Danny Brown

“There was a long time in my life where I made music that I thought my friends would like, or that I thought would get me a record deal, or what I thought I was supposed to make because that’s what I was seeing in mainstream. I didn’t know myself; I didn’t find myself musically or, in real life.” – Danny Brown

“I listen to him [Chief Keef] the most. I like his older mixtapes a little better though, because old Chief Keef scared me – I thought he was about to pop up out of nowhere with a hoodie on and shoot me.” – Danny Brown

“I don’t care about sex anymore. It’s a headache. It’s hard to trust people. You talk to a girl, and then she screenshots a text message.” – Danny Brown

“I use the Internet for what it’s for: to learn.” – Danny Brown

“I don’t really feel famous. I’m just an internet guy. I walk down the street and people don’t really mess with me too much. I still have my life.” – Danny Brown

“90% trust peers on social networks (even strangers); only 15-18% trust brands.” – Danny Brown

“Faygo’s like a Detroit thing, and you can’t really find it everywhere, but the difference between Faygo Creme Soda and other cream sodas is that it’s foamy. Faygo Creme Soda is almost like Sprite, but it’s cream soda, so that’s ill!” – Danny Brown

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