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Danny Brown gets interviewed by High School students

05 August 2014, 11:45 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

Detroit rapper Danny Brown took some time out at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival to speak to a group of High School kids from Chicago.

The interview was part of a scheme called 826, a nonprofit organization which helps students talented at reading and writing. Among topics discussed were Ben and Jerry flavours, performing live and the sage advice Brown has to offer youngsters.

​Read the entire interview here and check out some highlights from the piece below:

826 CHICAGO: If you could travel back in time to meet your 18-year-old self, what would you tell him?

BROWN: Don’t listen to nobody but yourself because that’s who ends up being up right at the end of the day. Everyone could tell me what I couldn’t do but no one could told me what I could do except myself. So once I started believing in myself that’s when stuff started happening, so I would just tell myself don’t listen to nobody man, just listen to yourself.

826 CHICAGO: Do you have any crazy fan stories?

BROWN: I guess not too much, because I don’t party or hang out that much. I usually go and do shows and go back to my hotel room and play videogames. So I guess the craziest stories are people just stalking outside my hotel room. I might go out to smoke a cigarette and have people bum rushing me for pictures but that pretty much it. But that’s cool, it comes with the territory.

826 CHICAGO: If you were deserted on an island, what three things would you want?

BROWN: Water, Wi-Fi, and a laptop, and I’m gonna get an Uber to come pick me up! Uber a boat to me, you know?

826 CHICAGO: What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever seen at a live show?

BROWN: I’ve been to a lot of live shows man. I guess the coolest thing would be the chance to open up for Eminem and being around Eminem. I grew up in Detroit, so I looked up to him a lot. Being able to see him was a big deal to me.

[via Pitchfork]

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