It was another thrilling night in Toronto with the “Legends Of The Fame” Concert Series. This week’s legend from The 6ix that was featured was Dan-e-o. This hip hop artist is best known for the single “Dear Hip Hop” which launched him into the Toronto rap scene’s history books.
He has been interviewed by Worldwide Entertainment TV at YouTube studios in the past.
At the age of 13, Dan-e-o won a Rap-Off Contest on Toronto’s “Electric Circus” dance show. Five years later, in 1996, his first single “Dear Hip Hop” was featured on Beat Factory’s Rap Essentials Volume One compilation. In addition to many more rap battle wins over the years, the Canadian hip-hop classic would launch Dan-e-o’s future labelling as “legend”. Dan-e-o established his crew, Monolith, as a Canadian favourite in the world of hip-hop in 1997 by co-founding One Rock Records and independently releasing the EP, The Long Awaited… the following year. The project helped put Dan-e-o and the Monolith crew permanently on the hip-hop map.
In 2000, Dan-e-o released his eagerly anticipated debut album, The Book of Daniel to rave reviews and nationwide intrigue. In 2004, Dan-e-o’s second album, See No Evil, Hear No Evil smashed onto the scene cementing Dan-e-o’s reputation as one of the world’s most elite MCs.
Over the course of the next several years, Dan-e-o continued to master his rhyming craft while solidifying his role as a multi-talented entertainer and entrepreneur. Releasing numerous mixtapes, including Dilla Pickles – a full length tribute CD to producer J Dilla, Dan-e-o also focused on an acting career, appearing in the A&E series, “Breakout Kings” and such feature-length films as Anything Goes, Tapped Out and Lifechanger.
Dan-e-o is also one half of the duo Perfeck Strangers with fellow rap veteran, Promise. Their debut album, Series Premiere was released through URBNET in March 2012 and, by May, reached #1 on Canada’s !earshot Charts.
Dan-e-o’s highly anticipated and long overdue solo projects, Immortal and Inevitable were strategically released on 9/10 and 11/12/13 respectively. Both the EP and follow-up album – entirely produced by Monolith cohort, Charisma a.k.a. Skizzz – highlight Dan-e-o’s growth as a songwriter, vocalist and potent lyricist.
Dan-e-o made a guest appearance at Bass Lounge in Toronto 320 Queen St. E. Soundtrack by @mike_stoan@djsoundskan Hosted by @deniscommieSign up to perform at this event 6478806332 #TorontoHipHop#FredEFame
There was also a lineup of upcoming Toronto artists that plan to leave their mark on the music scene.