Danny Brown is writing ‘Dr Seuss-y’ children’s book about ‘self-esteem in black girls’

Rapper says his tome is taking him 'forever' to finish

Rapper Danny Brown has revealed that he is writing a children’s book inspired by Dr Seuss that will teach children self-esteem.

Brown, who is currently working on the follow-up to his most recent studio album ‘Old’, told Australian radio station Triple-J that he had taken on the project due to the influence of his 13-year-old daughter, but admitted it was taking him “forever” to finish.

“It’s really about self-esteem in black girls,” he said. “You know how black women do so much – process their hair, change their eye colour? It’s really about a little girl who does all these things to herself and changes herself, and she realises she’s just better off the way she is.”

Brown also said that he wanted the finished tome to be “real Dr Seuss-y”. Dr Seuss was the pen name of US author Theodor Seuss Geisel, who published classic children’s books such as ‘The Cat In The Hat’, ‘The Grinch’ and ‘Green Eggs And Ham’. He said: “I don’t know how Dr Seuss did it. I don’t know how he wrote ‘The Grinch’ and ‘Green Eggs And Ham’ and’ One Fish, Two Fish’ – what was going on in that guy’s brain to be able to write those things?”

“I think I am Dr. Seuss!” he added. “I’m the Grinch. I’m all his characters come to life in rap music.”

The rapper also revealed that he was in LA working on his fourth studio album and was determined to top his previous work. His debut, ‘The Hybrid’, was released in 2010, with ‘XXX’ following in 2011 and his third effort, ‘Old’, arriving in 2013.