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Danny Brown has always been comfortable laughing at himself.

With his manic yawp and predilection for obscene and often surreal bars, he’s long been the successor to the weirdo rap canon that started with ODB. Don’t get it twisted though, Brown has never been a joke, and he’s been one of the most consistently on-form MCs of the last decade. This month we catch up with Detroit’s finest to talk comedy, personal hygiene tips and crying on the first day of school.

How would your friends describe you in three words?
Silly, loyal, trustworthy.

What’s your earliest childhood memory?
I remember my first day at school. My mom walked me into a place with a whole bunch of other kids, walked out and left me, and I started crying like a little bitch.

Favourite meme?
Myself.

What annoys you the most in this world?
People that don’t wear shoes at the airport. Put some fucking shoes on, man.

What would you want written on your tombstone?
“Baddest motherfucker to live.”

What’s your worst habit?
Sometimes I forget to eat.

What’s your wildest story from Gathering of the Juggalos?
I saw a juggalo getting a blowjob in plain sight.

The worst thing about the Internet?
Hacking. It’s creepy.

The best thing about the Internet?
It made the world so much smaller.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
The gift of life.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever given?
Wipe down, not front to back.

What city really feels like home?
Detroit obviously, but currently London.

What makes you feel nostalgic?
90s video games.

What’s your favourite comedy set of all time?
Richard Pryor, That N***er’s Crazy.

Cats or dogs?
Cats forever.

What’s the biggest realisation you’ve had in the past year?
I need to start taking better care of myself. I just be getting sore for no reason these days.

What’s your favourite food?
Chicken gizzards.

What has disappointed you lately?
The Detroit Pistons.

Heavy metal or EDM, for the rest of time?
Heavy metal.

What’s your favourite movie?
The Hateful Eight.

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