I speak for a lot of fearful people who are fed up with being bullied.
I’m back on my High School freshmen “French Classroom” aesthetics.
Real shit, local artists didn’t live up to the hype & should remain in their lane so intended destinies flourish & lead.
Theres poison among wanna be intellectuals, and also a new poison with these empty new wave of “TRAP RAP” — some is GENUINE but most not – especially the white boys.
Enough of the sub par.
Why do so many local immigrant cats,
share the mentality of white supremacy?
The self hate is that real?
Orlando needs it’s King.
It has been fun flirting with pop for a while but now it’s back to that gritty Loyd Banks era shit — fuck what you heard!
All the bullshit is why we now have the “lil uzi whatever’s” and “6xxxxxxx9xxxxxxxxxxxx’s”…
I come from that that mafioso Afro-Western-Asiatic background.
It’s why I have so much respect for Jay Z : a role model.
On that note…
Fuck Kanye West and anyone who thinks like him.
I still love Kim K & the fam tho.
Believe IN YOUR SELF.
I’ve realized some very specific local immigrant artists
share the mentality of white supremacists who hate freedom even for their fellow minorities.
#fuckTrump & #whitesupremacy
Fuck all authoritarians!
In the near future, inshallah, a Turkish-Armenian rapprochement will be possible through recognition & reparation. In our lifetime. It will help the whole region.
It will coincide with the end of the Israeli & Azeri occupations.
White America holds the “special privilege and luxury” of trying to confuse the shit out of everybody else.
You do not know the struggles my family experienced.
Having our resources deprived.
We have been conditioned, because of our Middle Eastern
To believe and accept our sufferings as normal.
But you see over time wisdom and faith stood by us.
And now as I emerge like a stallion from the abyss,
I feel more inclined than ever to speak freely and truthfully.
That in these rough times we have faced many betrayals,
social, political and economic.
And all because of the color of our skin.
Because of the way we look and the way we speak.
So as you begin to understand my story and realize why I
am who I am
These truths will become self evident.
I am a dreamer.
But justice is over the horizon.
The noor (light) of my eye has returned.
Now let us bring each other joy.
THE US GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE SUED FOR DEPRIVATION OF RESOURCES TO DREAMERS. REPARATIONS FOR ALL DISENFRANCHISED MINORITIES.
Tickets: $10 at door
Special Guest: Mehsi Music
Location: Austin’s Coffee
Address: 929 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Orlando’s very own rising star, Danny K, hip-hop producer and MC is performing his debut show at Austin’s Coffee on Saturday, February 10th. Come out with friends & indulge this rhymefest boombap extravaganza.
Danny K is a “Dreamer”, one of the 800,000 being juggled back and forth by the current administration. Show support by coming out and listening to this journey through music.
Danny K will be showcasing his latest album put together using his new mini-MPC courtesy of AKAI, combined with Armenian/Middle Eastern samples/vinyls, laced with his own original lyricism. Let’s celebrate the night & human innovation! One love. One justice. One truth. We are one in the night.
Dear all, I am honored to announce the release of my first ever line of merchandise in collaboration with my Armenian comrades Ara the Rat. It is quite an honor indeed. I would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support throughout these years. It is truly a blessing and an honor to have you all part of this journey. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. You have been a part of my special universe. For such a long time. And for that I cherish you.
I know you will be happy to sport these premium quality shirts as you have been avid supporters from early on in my journey.
Visit this link below to make your purchase! (You can also click the images above).
If you are in the Orlando area, please contact me via e-mail or social media to request yours in person or at an upcoming boutique pop-up/show.
Thank you all so much!
You can now purchase or stream the entire album “The World to Come by Danny K via Apple Music, iTunes or TIDAL. Click the album cover art (image) or apple music badge for a direct link to the album. Thank you! It will be available on YouTube & Spotify quite soon. Watch the video for the single, Lavash, via YouTube below:
You can purchase my debut self-produced album #TheWorldtoCome on May 15th. I will share the links then! It will be available for purchase via @iTunes & streamable via @AppleMusic @Spotify @TIDAL & more. Don’t forget to also watch the video for #Lavash – the single off the album, below! You can also here the second single off the album #OntheInside (Love & Pomegranates) below. Show dates, merch & more available at www.DannyKrikorian.com. Stay tuned for an official write-up/review on my album & artistry. Thank you for your patience & enjoy!
Produced by Danny K (Krikorian & Company) (c)
It’s finally here! I present you, “Lavash” – the Music Video, or short film rather. This is the single off my upcoming album: The World to Come LP, which you can stream via Apple Music & Spotify & purchase via iTunes.
Pre-order links will be available very soon. The album is scheduled for a release in mid-April. Listen to the second single “On the Inside” – below:
It is finally time to unveil the music video, or short film, for Lavash, the single off my upcoming album. The release date for the video is officially March 20th. It will be viewable here, as a YouTube clip via the “FILM” navigation tab atop the homepage.
The complete album, The World to Come LP, is scheduled for release this coming, mid-April. It will be available for sale via iTunes & streamable via Apple Music, Spotify & TIDAL.
This will mark my debut, self-produced record.
It includes both pop, rock & hip-hop elements and incorporates eastern instrumentation. The theme draws on questions of Armenian and Arab identity within American society, but also beyond the social issues, lie the more personal struggles with love, pride, envy, competition & familial justice. This makes for the variant juxtaposition of somber & comical, uplifting tones throughout the album.
Tune in for more updates, including show dates & new merchandise. The plan is to have Lavash shirts available for sale via the website & at live shows.
I am also working on upgrading the overall website look – this will include the domain name http://www.mynameisdannyk.com. The current one will still work. Both will direct to this website.
Look-out for the video March 20th!
Bernie Sanders was not presidential [sadly to say – despite many of his ideals being great – if not the best compared to his counterparts].
That is something the American people are struggling to grasp – especially the youth.
What is – ‘presidential’?
Donald Trump – is not presidential. But for reasons different than Bernie. Bernie is, well, simply put, without any character, really. Despite all the slogans and witty catch phrases, Bernie is just another product of social trends. He isn’t Justin Trudeau. He isn’t Obama. He just doesn’t have any flair. Americans like intellect – but they equally value humor; athleticism; suaveness – or “swagger” in today’s terminology. None of these are characteristic of Sanders.
The same could be said of Donald Trump but for different reasons. He is too uneducated, vulgar, impolite, erratic & irresponsible for such leadership – if not to hold any post. He can barely manage his own funds – or his father’s, rather.
That isn’t to say that Hillary Clinton is ‘presidential’.
Back in ’08, I hadn’t heard of a guy named Barack Obama, but as the campaign progressed, I realized – I had just witnessed the rise of an extraordinary individual. This man is beyond brilliant – something that few people truly appreciate. I can say that the world appreciates Obama more than America – which is quite telling. That isn’t necessarily true – a lot of Americans love our current president. But the ‘other side’ is equally if not more bent on voicing their hatred – to put it ‘mildly’.
Ahead of tonight’s momentous occasion, the first live debate between Clinton & Trump – I share the following sentiment. People often expect too much. This is a sign of…a lack of experience maybe. But other forces play a role too. The world is suffering and yet, the average American struggles to understand the nooks and crannies of his or her own political system and culture.
As an Armenian-Syrian immigrant living in America – I must say that my perspective should be heeded. There are many causes which are directly connected to me that have yet to be addressed or have been horribly managed, by the US wholly but also precisely by US president Barack Obama, whom I continue to support. Why? Because I am not a perfectionist in the political sense – and expect some compromise – not always – but in times of necessity and urgency. There is much change, and much work to be done in the stride towards justice – but it is just that – a stride – a path. We cannot be held back by radical expectations which in themselves seek to paralyze our sense of progress. That being said it is clear to me there is only one candidate worthy of a vote in this election and that reasoning is from contrived a moral and practical logic – that candidate is Hillary Clinton.
So while she isn’t necessarily the perfect candidate – relative to America’s choices – she is definitely presidential.
The US president is a person of immense wisdom and discipline; responsibility and sacrifice; public service and family value. Which of the two candidates possesses these qualities? And if you have to think twice – think again.
What gets me is that Americans want to change parts of their system that are less relevant to domestic and global wellbeing while ignoring the more pressing issues. And then when a tragedy or crisis occurs, Americans are left wondering how or why. Instead of a Wall Street revolution there should be a minority rights and immigration reform revolution. Instead of a focus on spreading democracy abroad we should be seeking to reduce our arbitrary and partial political influence overseas. Issues like these are costing us – but instead Americans wish to focus on ideological ambiguities and polarized politics.
That is why the candidates have dwindled down to the current options available – one representing the so-called establishment while the other represents the ugliest part of the establishment disguised as anti-establishment.
It is undoubtable that America and the world must implement comprehensive political reform – but this is likely an impossible feat under the auspices of a hypothetical President Trump. On the contrary, Hillary, like Obama (but perhaps to a lesser degree since she is more hawkish) – will pave the road for future generations to at least further the cause of progressivism in its purest form.
Perhaps future generations will reflect a more balanced perspective on US politics – representing minorities; women; LGBTQ; etc. But this cannot be associated with any particular ideological strand or populist trend as it has been in this election. American individualism and personal responsibility, contrary to the ‘8th grader youtube conspiracy video viewer mentality’ – is not preserved or protected by the far left or right – but rather, by a careful, tolerant moderate centrist. So when I say that Hillary Clinton is in fact presidential – that is precisely why. She isn’t just the echo of our grievances – but also of our reason.