Danny Brown gets the profile treatment from GQ. The Detroit rapper talked shop with the fashion mag about a variety of topics, including the consequences that getting sloppy toppy while performing had on his stage show and his taste in clothing.
“I’m more of a boots guy than a sneaker guy. That’s being in Michigan—lots of snow. You have to have a new pair of boots every winter, and they look cool with skinny jeans. I’m not a sneakerhead at all.”
How to Get My Wardrobe
“I do most of my shopping online. Or I save my money up for places where I know I’m gonna do a lot of shopping, like London. In New York, I go to Bergdorf or I go to Oak. Rick Owens and Mark McNairy are my favorite designers. It’s expensive, but it’s made for you to fuck up, to give it your own personality, put a hole in it.”
The Downside of Onstage Oral
“I like to have fun, but that changed my shows—now the crowd is too far away. The crowd being twenty feet from me is not fun.”
Danny Brown’s new album, Old, is in stores September 30.
Read Danny Brown’s full GQ profile right here. Also, check out Brown’s “Rules of Rebel Style” in the behind the scenes video below.
Photo: Steve Pan / GQ