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When you think of Soul music you may picture an artist singing. However, can a rapper be considered Soulful in the same way Sam Cook or Donny Hathaway is considered Soulful? Danami is an multi-disciplinary artist striving to change people’s lives. Fans have compared Danami’s style to Hip-Hop artist Lupe Fiasco infused with Motown Soul.
In 2012, Danami performed at SXSW during a nine city high school tour with McNally Smith College of Music educating students on creating a life in music. He was named a recipient of the 2014 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians; the first Hip-Hop artist to receive this award.
Also in 2014, Danami was transparent about his five month struggle experiencing starvation, electricity terminated for a month, and being four days away from eviction. He expressed his vulnerability on his blog and during performances that encouraged others based upon what he learned from those experiences. It’s this vulnerability that is reflected in Danami’s songwriting and performances.