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Thanks for supporting this platform. Every week, I feature new projects, music videos, songs, and various content submitted by underground artists from around the world. This week, I had the pleasure to catch up with my new friend and fellow artist, DannnyRose. I met Danny during the Creative Hustle Tour, which was held in January 2017, presented by Faithful to Hawaii & Visual Feelingz ENT. Danny and I talked about what he’s been up to since the intra-island tour, and how he’s doing back home in southern California.
DannnyRose is a 21 year old hip hop artist/rapper from Garden Grove, CA. After high school, Danny and some of his friends banded together to create a group called OKAY CREW. However, overtime, members began disbanding and going separate ways. Since then, DannnyRose decided to focus on his music career as a solo artist. In 2015, he released his underground debut EP called West St. Dreams. He has spent the past year or so promoting West St. Dreams via word of mouth, social media, and largely at live shows. “Don’t Worry” (Prod. by Dennis Tha Producer) is the most popular track off the project, sitting at 10,000+ plays and counting. His fans have described his flow as very similar to J. Cole’s and for good reason. His songs have a chill, real- life storytelling vibe with west coast finesse.
Growing up in southern California provided DannnyRose with a unique experience, of which highly influenced his music regarding beat/production style, flow, lyrical content, and his overall brand. “I grew up in a Mexican household. From a young age, music was all around me from hip hop/rap, R&B, to hispanic genres, etc. I also have a few family members who have reached certain levels of success with their own music/entertainment grinds. I guess you can say it’s in my blood,” said Dannny.
DannnyRose was a well-received artist on the Creative Hustle Tour, having performed at venues on the Big Island, Maui, and Oahu. He stated that the whole experience was like a “movie,” but still lots of work regarding preparing for shows and working with different venues, djs, and promoters. Since the tour’s completion, Dannny released 2 new singles via Soundcloud - “In The Motion” and “On My Own” (Prod. by Rose). He has also performed in his local area a few times.
Like many independent, DIY artists, Dannny works a “day job” but also works on music just like it’s his full time job. Overtime, he has been able to build his own makeshift home studio set-up, and is able to record his own vocals. Recently, he has allowed other local artists in his area record at his home studio, and is continues to teach himself how to mix/master tracks on his own. Currently, Dannny and I are working on a collaborative track called “Post To Be” (Prod. by Syndrome). The track is in the mixing/mastering phases, and is slated to be released via both of our Soundcloud & Youtube channels in early April 2017.
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