DanO Destined To Shine

Rude Boy Magazine

Unsigned artist DanO might be the new kid on the block, but has certainly raised the bar for a lot of artistes on the rap scene. Born and raised in Lagos City, Nigeria, but currently residing in New Jersey USA, this talented artiste is a music bomb waiting to explode. Growing up listening mostly to Hip Hop and R&B, and being influenced by artists like Jay Z, Nas, Notorious B.I.G, The Roots, Tupac, Twista, 112, he describes himself as Hip Hop conscious.

DanO is not just another rapper, he is also a singer and songwriter, and plays several musical instruments, with a bias for the piano and drums. He started writing Hip Hop Music in 2004, and experimenting with open mic sessions. In 2010, he put out his first song on YouTube, a freestyle to Kanye West’s “So Appalled”, generating great response from fellow youtubers and gathering him a fan base. Soon after, he was performing at shows – Montclair State University (Montclair NJ), Fiso Lounge (Philly, PA), Marriott, Virginia Beach, VA For A DEFJAM Showcase, and In Brooklyn NY at Brooklyn Nights, where he opened up for Cory Gunz (Young Money New Artist). In this same year, DanO started work on his mixtape, which he titled “Hooks & Verses”, released in February 2011. In 2013, DanO released “Verses & Hooks 2” with singles “Do For You”, “Sounds Of The Motherland” and “Destined To Shine” featured on various Hip Hop sites such as DJ BOOTH, ITSBIZKIT, Karen Civil, just to name a few, which gradually grew a fan base for the Nigerian-Born MC.

DanO is Currently working on “Verses and Hooks 3” which features CASH MONEY/YMCMB artist Cory Gunz, “Started From The Bottom” producer Mike Zombie, and artists Red Spyda , Buckwild, Hi-Rez, Chris Miles, 88-Keyz, Little Vic, just to name a few.

Check out DanO on his website www.itsdano.com and on SoundCloud at soundcloud.com/therealdano

DanO – Destined To Shine Ft. Ess Vee

DanO – The Illest

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