Growing up as a Jehovah Witnesses, Hip Hop’s artist Daniel Najar journey began while going door to door one weekend with his family. “One day a lady let us into her house, and she was explaining to the older guy I was with that her son was rebellious and listened to rap,” he tells AAHH. “Her son shortly came out of his room, and I could hear ‘The Real Slim Shady’ by Eminem in the background.”
His fascination with Eminem — and The Marshall Mathers LP — led him to explore the catalogs of multiple artists, before getting into the game himself. “I ended up having a very crazy life of my own, and at the age of 24 I began to take rapping seriously, pursuing a career in music,” he says.
“I feel that I can add some value into Hip Hop … I look forward to sharing my life story with the world,” he continues.
“I look for beats that match my emotions or how I’m feeling at the current time,” he says of his deeply personal approach to creating music. “I spend hours every week looking through beats to find something that gets me inspired and motivated to write.”
Currently, he’s working on a project called On The Rise. “I’ve released all the tracks I’ve finished to my Youtube Channel and all the streaming sites,” he noted.
“Everyone in the world has a layer to them you will never see,” he explains. “When you create music you are forced to reveal the things you would normally never share with anyone … making music is extremely personal and puts you in a vulnerable position.”
“I want to show people if they believe in themselves anything is possible,” he shares as a noble goal in the industry. He’s definitely in it for the love — you can’t hate on that!
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