Detroit rapper Danny Brown made a name for himself over the past decade as a party boy rapping about drinking and drugs in his signature high-pitched voice.

But now he's older, approaching 40, Brown's re-branding of sorts, branching out to other forms of entertainment.

Earlier this year his comedy talk show Danny's House premiered on Viceland. He's just come out with his fifth studio album, uknowhatimsayin¿

Speaking to NPR's Michel Martin on All Things Considered, Brown says the new album — executive-produced by Q-Tip — is "the least stressful album I made."

He talks about how he got into hip-hop at a young age, how his style developed and feedback he's received after being open about anxiety and depression issues.