The Break Presents: Danse Daimons
This Flatbush native has been featured on MTVU and opened for the likes of A$AP Rocky, Maino and M.O.P. Now, Danse Daimons is ready for his own headlining moment.
Standout: "Grown Ass Man"
Also check out: "Lost in Chaos"
And: "Champagne And My 40oz"
Name: Danse Daimons
Hometown: Flatbush, Brooklyn
I grew up listening to: I grew up listening to Nas, Pac and B.I.G. The L.O.X. is my favorite group of all time.
My style and skills have been compared to: Style-wise, I am more of the Nas cloth, that 90’s era swag. I stay true to the city. Skill-wise, I have heard people say Jadakiss, and I'm heavily influenced by that style of rap. He is a legend, someone I grew up listening to. Sometimes I feel uncomfortable when people say that, but the more I grow and I listen, I can see why they make those comparisions.
My standout records and moments to date have been: My "Moment for Life" remix got us out there and got me a lot of shows. We had a video titled “Grown Ass Man,” which was featured on MTVU. I was nominated for the MTVU Freshmen contest. Recently I opened up for Trinidad James at SOB’s. I performed at Dunk Xchange at Hammerstein Ballroom on the same bill as A$AP Rocky. I have also opened for Maino and M.O.P. I have opened for many in the city.
Most people don’t know I: Am a fan of all types of music. Most hip-hop people you would think are only fans or listen to rap, but I am a fan of all types of music. I listen to Adele, David Guetta, etc. These artists make music that really can strike a chord with you and whether you are a fan of that genre or not, you really have no choice but to move with them. I also graduated college, I have my bachelors and Masters. Also, my shooter is a white girl with glasses and freckles.
I’d like to work with: I am doing an entire EP with Buda The Future. That will be crazy for New York. I would like to work with Bruno Mars. I would like to do something with Los, Rittz or Smoke DZA too.
My goal in hip-hop is: To use my talents to create opportunities for others. I know sometimes people think they are the only people going through things, and when you hear something that resonates with you, you realize sometimes you are not alone. I want to change the lives of my families and friends and put them in a better position than they are in right now. I would love to grow my movement and be able to employ people from my area.
I’m gonna be the next: Person to prove that anything is possible no matter the circumstances. When they give you nothing, take everything.
To check out more of my music: Follow me on Twitter @DANSESTICKUP