During recent interviews, Danny Brown revealed that the Grime scene played an influential role in his life and explained why he plans on calling his next project Old.
“If it wasn’t for Dizzee Rascal, if it wasn’t for Grime music in general, The Streets, I wouldn’t make the music I make now,” Brown told Tim Westwood. “So, I’ve gotta give them all the props in the world. It’s a big influence. It was a big influence on what I wanted to do and then, especially, how their careers went, how they’re so huge but still, they still doing what they want to do.”
“America’s not like that so as a music fan, it’s tight to see people just doing what they want to do and people gravitate to that. [They’re] not just trying to make radio songs or trying to make club songs. They’re doing what they want to do.”
The interview with Westwood can be viewed below.
While Brown may enjoy experimenting with different sounds, he has said that his next album, Old, will feature work that sounds like what he has traditionally done.
“With Old you think I’m talking about my age, or where I’m at in my career. But it really [refers to] when I’m experimenting,” Brown told Clash in a recent interview. “And then when I go back to my ‘hood, I have my people who be like, ‘Where that ‘old’ Danny Brown shit at? I wanna hear that J. Dilla Danny Brown.’ So I [titled the] album for them.”