In a recent interview with Huffington Post, Danny Brown opened up about the forthcoming Old album, but he also took a minute to reflect on two of the biggest hip-hop albums of the moment: Jay-Z’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail and Kanye West’s Yeezus. The two albums represent two very different sides of hip-hop—the business side and the artistic side. Read Danny’s thoughts below.
On Jay-Z’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail:
“At the end of the day, Jay-Z always says he’s ‘the Michael Jordan of rap’ and shit, and this was like when Jordan played for the Wizards and bought the team. He got a deal to sell a million records and he did it.”
On Kanye West’s Yeezus:
“It stood for exactly what I stood for, being progressive with rap music. If someone like him is sticking his neck out in his position, and saying, ‘Let’s be experimental,’ and now being experimental is cool, then that does nothing but help somebody like me… He can’t do Danny Brown, though, so I don’t care. No matter how weird he gets, it’s still not Danny Brown weird.”
Read the full interview here.