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.
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