Danny Boy Interview

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GG: Tell us a little bit about your background

Danny Boy: What’s up, everybody? My name is Danny Boy, from the west side of Chicago. I was signed to Death Row in the mid 90s: the Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre era.

GG: Who are your musical influences?

Danny Boy: Stevie Wonder, Mint Condition, my aunt Delores, and of course, Pac.

GG: How does it feel to be a part of musical dynasty like Death Row Records?

Danny Boy: It was a great experience. We were doing the best videos. Throwing the best parties and living the best of life.

GG: Were you ever a part of the whole East Coast-West Coast feud?

Danny Boy: I was 16/17 years old. I was a part of the whole promotion, you know. I think the public and the media made it more than it was. We just did our thing, you know.

GG: Does the title of your CD has meaning to you – like It’s About Time that the world hears your music, not to mention Death Row once again, after all these years?

Danny Boy: What it means to me is people will be able to hear me and hear my music, music I spent a lot of time on; my vision. It explains what I was going through. WIDEawake made it possible for people to hear my music.

GG: We all heard the stories of the late 2pac and his run-ins with the media and the law. Who and what was 2pac to you when performing on All Eyez on Me and the Gridlock’d soundtrack?

Danny Boy: Pac was my friend. He was my teacher. He was my brother. I learned a lot from him.

GG: How did you take the news that 2pac passed away and what are your suggestions on his shooting?

Danny Boy: I went to the hospital and sat there and prayed. I never slept. I just sat there. That night, I left to get some sleep. I over slept I was woke up and was told Pac was gone. I lost a brother and a friend.

GG: Do you think that hip-hop and rap has a voice in 2010 – especially with the first African-American U.S. President, the economic recession, unemployment, job loss, education, politics, crime, corruption, the media, etc.?

Danny Boy: Definitely. I definitely do. Hip-Hop has always been made influential by our people. I love Hip-Hop.

Danny’s Social Sites are:

Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22127562241&ref=ts

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=599424050&ref=ts

YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/dannyboysteward

MySpace:

http://myspace.com/dbsoul

Garrett Godwin is an entertainment journalist, who writes for NewsBlaze about television and people in the entertainment industry, from his home state of Michigan. Contact Garrett by writing to NewsBlaze.