HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
Danjul. I was playing scramble with letters and meanings and after a long time I came up with Danjul 🙏🏽 it’s just a mixture of my first name with my birthday month! JULY 🤟🏽
HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursuit a career in music?
Danjul. Music was always a escape for me, growing up we didn’t have much, so my mom was good at playing music around the house like Whitney, Michael Jackson, Etc etc. I really started loving music around age 7 maybe? Watching MTV on TV and seeing how people expressed themselves through creative art was Intriguing to me. I didn’t really start to pursue music til after high school.
HCM. To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Danjul. Myself ha ha, I love thrift stores! I was always very particular in what I wore, I drove my mom crazy because I was always the hardest to shop for but she always allowed me to have my own style. I wear what I feel….if that makes sense?
HCM. On your current project… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Danjul. I have a concept for my debut album, but I’m keeping it to myself for now! Ha ha, as of now I’m just focusing on “Eyes On You” produced by Mitch Maanao and mastered by Matthew A. Nelson @Forewordproductions in LA! It’s a clash of EDM & Pop. I’m very happy with the record! I hope people like it.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Danjul. There’s a lot of challenges…I’ll say just two though, my sound is unique I understand and getting noticed by the Pop community as a legit artist to be taken seriously is hard. I don’t wanna be anyone else but myself. So making people “hear” you and not just “listen” is hard. And my look is different…go to my Instagram you’ll see (wink). I think my driven and determination will get me far, I’ve been through so much and most would have given up. But I’m still standing…praying God sees all my hard work and I hope it pays off soon.
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Danjul. Mom & Family, I love you! Thank you to my producer Mitch Maanao for putting in the long hours and sleepless nights to create a unique song! Matthew Nelson, for mastering this song at the last minute!!!! To my new manager Czarina Jamir, it’s gonna be a tough journey but we got this! Thank you for believing in me! My Publicist Mika Lucio, Thank you for always pushing me and being there when I needed someone. Thank you to my 20K something followers in Instagram!!!! It’s cray cray! Thank you Hood Critic for the interview!!!
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