Daniel AMP is the professional name of emerging Hip-hop artist and multi-genre songwriter, Daniel Patterson. Now based in New York City, Daniel grew up just north of the Big Apple in Mount Vernon, Westchester County. Coming up, he idolized the legends of Hip-hop’s golden era. Artists like Eric B & Rakim, Biggie Smalls, Tupac and Big Pun shaped his sound.
The rapper made his solo professional recording debut in 2018 with the single “Dusk Till Dawn.” That track introduced a talented and eclectic artist with an old-school lyrical flow, strong R&B vibes and modern Trap beats. Since then Daniel AMP has dropped a series of increasingly successful singles. His music has been featured on major film and television productions on prominent platforms such as the NBA, NFL, Netflix, UFC, Fox News and many more.
“Frienemies” is the latest single from Daniel AMP, released worldwide to all major streaming services on November 19, 2021. The track opens on a mix of Emo guitars and some soulful R&B from guest vocalist LncRddck. Soon a slow and low Trap beat drops and Daniel steps to the mic.
On the surface, “Frienemies” appears to be a simple song about disloyal friends and haters disguised as allies. While that is definitely part of the message, Daniel dove deeper into some deadly serious waters. In the song he looks at the criminal world of sex trafficking from the inside out. It’s a great song with some heavy messaging.
I wanted to address sex trafficking, not as a victim though. I wanted to give the worldview of someone who makes a living from trafficking people and now wrestles with those decisions.Daniel AMP
Check out “Frienemies” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Beat playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Daniel AMP. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this multi-talented artist.