Mesmerizing metaphors and powerful punchlines combined with a meaningful message attracts audiences, captivates critics, and conveys candor to a culture crying for truth. Drawing comparisons to artists such as J. Cole, Lecrae, Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco, and Drake, it’s easy to understand why a buzz is being created about his music. Songs like Light It Up, My America, & Can't Stop Us takes listeners on a journey from hopelessness to hopefulness in mere minutes, but what’s the story behind the sound?
New York native, Daniel AMP is no stranger to hip-hop and the influence it can have on the culture. Coming up in an era where artists like Rakim, Biggie, Tupac, and Big Pun, were viewed as pioneers to most and the voice of reason to many, Daniel experienced first hand the impact music can have on a misguided youth.
New York is recognized as the home of hip-hop to most of us, but many don’t realize the deeply rooted drug and gang culture that exist in the very place where hip-hop built its house. Surrounded by frail figures of manhood, violence, and brokenness, Daniel like so many inner city youth found himself filling the shoes of stereotypes as life began to spiral downward. With life lacking meaning and Daniel searching for purpose, he turned to music and quickly fell in love with the art.
In music, Daniel has found direction, through Jesus he has life and he believes through music people can go from separation to salvation in an instant.