Having announced the title of his next album, Atrocity Exhibition, earlier this month, Danny Brown sat down with the crew at Sway In The Morning to give some details on the highly anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Old.
“I was working on it for like three years. I wrote it for two years and I recorded it for a year” he said. “I recorded most of it in London with Paul White, who produced most of it.”
Explaining that he had to “live life to be able to write about it” in the three year gap since Old, Brown laughed, “I’m getting more popular. I can’t go outside. Shoot. Everything has changed.”
Taking advantage of relationships he’s built with his peers, Brown revealed that he played songs to ScHoolboy Q and A$AP Rocky as he finished the project. “We bounced off with each other albums,” he said of his collaborative relationship with ScHoolboy. “I heard his album from beginning to end, just like he did mine. I’d go to his house and we’d just play songs back and forth. It helped us out.”
His fourth studio album, he went on to explain that he views Atrocity Exhibition as his career album and his first real chance to release a project that’s “full-fledged Danny Brown doing Danny Brown.”
Watch the full interview above, in which he also talks about fashion, Detroit, his new relationship with Warp Records, and more.