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Meet Danny Hatem

Today we’d like to introduce you to Danny Hatem.

Hi Danny, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
It all started when I was five, playing drums at church in Kansas City, MO. That’s the first time I felt that feeling, that flow state, where I got lost in the music, and that’s the feeling that I’ve been chasing ever since. I fell in love with rap when I was eight, listening to Lil Wayne and Kanye on the school bus. I started rapping for fun at school but never thought it was something I would take seriously until I turned 16 and got into producing. Around that time, I met my brother PmBata. We made an album together, where we pushed each other to become better artists in the process, and we’ve kept that same spirit ever since. Since then, I’ve dropped multiple Ep’s and singles where I’ve been refining my sound and building up a loyal fanbase. Last year, I moved out to LA with Pm and my homie Richard Fisher, where we’ve been working on our best music yet and I’m really excited for y’all to hear it.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
For me, the biggest hurdle has been getting out of my own way and making sure I keep my mental health in check. I also had to take a step back and really ask myself why I’m making music and get refocused. I realized that my purpose is to heal with the music. Learning to navigate through an industry full of empty promises and letdowns has been a bit of a challenge, but at the same time, I’ve met and worked with some of the dopest people ever and had some life-changing experiences. Overall I’m having a good time.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Coming from KC, I feel like I’m offering a unique perspective with my music. We’re in the middle of the map, drawing inspiration from everywhere. As a guest in this rap game, I just feel blessed that I’m able to be a part of it, making the music that I love. Like I said, my goal is to make music that heals. I’ve been through the lows where I don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel, and I make songs to let people in similar situations know that they’re gonna be alright… My dad’s an artist and my mom’s a nurse, and I’ve been able to combine those elements and put that into the art. I’m most proud of my storytelling as well as my production. I feel like I’m able to paint vivid pictures with my lyrics that anyone can feel.

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
I appreciate y’all reaching out for an interview! I don’t got any release dates to share at the moment, but be expecting new music soon!

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