Growing up in the enclaves of Mount Vernon, New York, Daniel Patterson, better known by his moniker Daniel AMP, witnessed how the Big Apple fostered the hip hop culture and the talented individuals that kept it alive over the years. But amid it all, he also saw how some talents were whisked away to the sidelines. As one who has plenty to say through music himself, Daniel aimed to cement his name in the music industry and build a lasting legacy for hip hop artists like himself, who have been kept in the shadows far too long.
Like many undiscovered talents in New York City, Daniel AMP once felt lost in the tough New York jungle. Questions constantly bombarded his mind, and he wanted to find answers. Daniel found himself in a downward spiral. He was brought up in an environment surrounded by violence and brokenness. Daniel also grew up without a genuine male figure to look up to. He found it extremely difficult to escape the stereotypes society has plagued upon people like himself.
Eventually, Daniel AMP found his way to music and quickly fell in love with the freedom it gives him to express himself. Since then, Daniel has used music to tell his story and inspire others with his journey to finding passion. He grew up listening to Rakim, Biggie, Tupac, Big Pun, and many other hip-hop pioneers and aspires to leave the same impact they have given to misguided youth.
Daniel AMP’s music is unique. He has an incredible talent for merging metaphors and powerful punchlines and delivers them in captivating rhythms. His tune and message equally attract audiences from all walks of life. The artist is often compared to some of the biggest powerhouses in the music industry, including Joyner Lucas, J. Cole, and Drake. Daniel’s talent has reached many corners in the country. Furthermore, his music has been featured on prominent platforms such as the NBA, NFL, Netflix, UFC, Fox News, and many more.
Despite the possibility of not pleasing every listener with his music, Daniel AMP is determined to use his talent to be the voice of those who have been through hardships and difficulties.
“Someone might hear my records and at first glance feel like this is just a vibe, but if you pull back the curtain, there’s something deeper,” said the artist.
His profound lyrics draw listeners closer to his world, and Daniel wants to maintain that kind of connection he has with his audience.
“I have a lot of dreams and a lot of goals I want to achieve both professionally and personally in the next few years. I want to be able to bring change to my community, teach people they have worth and value, show others you don’t have to continue on one path just because you started your race there,” said Daniel AMP.
The artist wants to explore the music industry further and prepare himself to tackle bigger journeys ahead.
“I’m going to enjoy the journey and remind myself progress is a process, and there’s much for me to learn before I can ever land anywhere,” the artist added further.
To learn more about Daniel AMP, visit his website.