YO! HONESTLY I'VE BEEN BOOKING MORE LIVE PERFORMANCES, GETTING INTO SHAPE, AND TRYNNA EAT A LIL' HEALTHIER YOU FEEL ME? LOL. ANYWAYS I'M FEELIN' HELLA GOOD ABOUT THIS SPRING SEASON OF 2017.
FOR TODAY'S #WAVYWEDNESDAY SEGMENT, I UPLOADED A PROMO VIDEO FROM THE DOASC NIGHTS EVENT THAT I HAD THE PLEASURE TO BE PART OF TWO WEEKS AGO. ALSO, GOT ANOTHER GIG LINED FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT WITH THE RUDEBOYENTERTAINMENT CAMPS/SPONSORS, AND ANOTHER BIG SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON!
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Greetings & Salutations #OTDHipHop fans! We’re back again with yet another installment of the CREATIVE HUSTLE TOUR TAKEOVER. Today, I had the pleasure to meet DannnyRose, an up and coming artist from Garden Grove, CA. We talked about his experience in making music thus far, and some of his plans and anticipation for the upcoming intra-island tour of Hawaii.
DannnyRose is a 21-year-old artist representing the city of Garden Grove in southern California. He got his start in music as part of a group with some friends in high school. However, things like immaturity and jealousy got in the way, so in 2015 Dannny broke ties and chose to focus on himself as a solo artist.
In the span of about a year, Dannny has built the beginnings of a solid foundation in his craft. He records his vocals in his own home studio set-up and outsources his tracks for mixing/mastering to professional producers and sound engineers. Like many young artists, he is simply focused on his grind and getting his music out there any way he can - passing out CDs, going to local shows, networking, etc. He has also performed a number of times at small venues in his area, and is currently working to further establish himself as a brand.
DannnyRose released his first solo EP, West St. Dreams, in 2015 and has been promoting it ever since. “Don’t Worry” (Prod. by Dennis Tha Producer) is the most popular track off the project, sitting at 8000+ plays and counting. DannnyRose fans have described his flow as very similar to J. Cole’s and for good reason. His songs have a chill, storytelling vibe but with that added west coast finesse.
Regarding the upcoming Creative Hustle Tour, Dannny expressed that he is basically eager to perform and get his music out there. He started following fellow rapper and tour manager KillaB-Rex (Brayden Cruz-Silva) on Soundcloud and soon after, the two connected into discussing booking. “I heard about the Creative Hustle Tour from my boy Brayden, I actually reached out to him. I was so eager to go a show down in Hawaii. I told him I was willing to sleep on a couch,” said Dannny. When asked what people can expect from his performance, Danny stated, “You can expect a great time, I’m gonna give yall the best performance day in and day out. REAL SHIT. I don’t care if there’s 6 people of 600 people I’m gonna go hard every minute.”
In a time where it seems like everyone wants to be a rapper. There are countless tools, programs, and of course the internet that can lead artists to seemingly instantaneous stardom. But it’s humble artists like DannnyRose that keep the culture of true hip hop alive, using what you got, and being true to your story. Hawaii fans will be able to see DannnyRose perform at all of the tour’s scheduled shows on the Big Island, Maui, and Oahu.
For more info and updates on the Creative Hustle Tour 2017, follow their Facebook page.
To hear more of DannnyRose’s music, follow him on Soundcloud.
OTD Hip Hop: What is the inspiration behind "Life's Too Short?"
KillaBrex: The influence for the name "Life's Too Short" was brought to me after finding out my friend Bryson Samson, had passed away. Still mourning the death of my little cousin Deasd Silva. I was shocked that our once happy town of hilo had become dark and unpleasant. I went into a dark place of depression and secluded myself from the world. While I was sitting reminiscing, the last time I saw Bryson, I was with him at the beach after I came back from Vegas and he was angry and refused to shake my hand, due to him being disappointed in me like I should have stayed up there. Later though he gave me a hug but that impacted me because I knew he wanted me to pursue my dreams and since day one always pushed me to do so...
Life's Too Short. Because life is too short, to sit in your sorrow and wait for things to get better, you gotta make the most of the life and make good with what God gives you. So with this show Life's Too Short I am trying to bring together local talent and inspire them to take action and chase their dreams before our time here runs out..RIP Bryson Samson & Deasd Silva. Anyone 21+ who is down to celebrate the lives of two young men and come together for good music, local Hip Hop, and lots of surprises, consider this YOUR INVITE ^_^
OTD Hip Hop: What made you want to be the main event manager for this? Do you have experience in planning small rap shows?
KillaBrex: I decided to throw the show to start a movement or renaissance for Big Island Hip Hop. I want to get everyone ambitious and hungry for more shows and to chase their dreams. I have thrown many "illegal parties" before and when offered to throw a show at the tavern, I decided it was time to go legit and get it going.
OTD Hip Hop: Have you performed, attended, or put together any other similar shows at Hilo Town Tavern? KillaBrex: I have never performed at the tavern, but there were many huge Hip Hop shows there which is why i decided to go with the hilo town tavern. They have had big names such as Dumbfounded, Murs, and event local celebrities like the Steppas, to J Boog. So I figured it was the best venue in town that could provided a good environment for a Hip Hop show.
OTD Hip Hop: What can people expect at the event? (performances, giveaways)
KillaBrex: They can expect a night jam packed full of local Hip Hop talent from South Kona to Deep Puna. We will also be giving out donations from our sponsors - Irie Hawaii, Hilo Grown Shop, Stickithi all night. They are giving away glass pieces to grow lights, to even soil to grow, and alot of apparel and stickers.
OTD Hip Hop: Since Visual Feelings ENT is a sponsor? Will they be doing any video coverage of anything like that?
KillaBrex: We actually are doing video coverage. we will have 4 gopros and 2 cameras set up at event to get the whole thing shot.
OTD Hip Hop: Feel free to share anything regarding the artists, DJs, etc.
KillaBrex: We have DJ Casey 808 on the spins all night and Junya Sabas from Boomdraw MCing and keeping everyone entertained all night..
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