Danish Devise Songwriter 🎶🔥
Danish Devise Songwriter 🎶🔥
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Don't be fooled by the pretty face, Master's degree and nursing career. Danish markets resilience! Born in the Bronx, NY, Danish is the youngest of her siblings as she says it, "From my mother's side." At a young age, Danish became ward of the state, raised in and out of some of New York City's foster care/group homes and homeless shelters. When asked about her childhood her memories they aren't very typical; dad teaching her how to ride a bike, mom baking cookies... Uh...no.
Instead, she says "I was hungry" A pain that would become her drive to success...
"We didn't have food at home." She shrugs. When asked what she did for food she responded, "I got a job!" Her first job was at 10 years old. She was sweeping and mopping a local beauty salon for 5 dollars a day.
Danish first knew she wanted to be a rap artist when she heard LL Cool J's "I'm Bad". LL's verbiage was unique to her and she fell in love with his flow. Her hip-hop influencers are KRS-One Eminem, AZ, Nas, Big Pun, Eve, Biggie and Big L. She was so impressed with their flow.
Writing is how she dealt with pain from abuse and isolation.
"Writing is therapeutic for me. I started writing rhymes about what was out and popular. Then, I said I want to do my own thing." At fourteen, she was writing about the streets, inner turmoil, relationships.
"I would let an adult hear it and they would go crazy! If there is anything I was good at it was writing, so when I felt down I'll just rap."
The beautiful artist is well-rounded and knowledgeable. Danish Devise schooled me about Onken and Blaine???
"They did a study on emotional experiences and writng as a therapy. Just write what you are going through..." She strongly urges, "rather than complain about it to friends who are going to gossip about your business, anyway. I bet you'll start to feel better!" She continued.
She uses real life experiences and expresses it in a way that is grabbing and electrifying. Her voice demands attention and you know when she's on the track.
As a teenager she frequented poetry clubs and then when she was able to afford it, she purchased instrumentals from local musicians and wrote rhymes. She did well in the recording studio. A natural, really. Ran into people who threw themselves to manage her but never put in any real work. Danish then quotes a legend, "KRS-one says 'Don't believe the hype'".
Danish talks about not having the support from close friends or family to pursue her passion. She recalls a time her boyfriend came to the studio and beat her up because he was jealous. In her song, "Fight No More" she talks about toxic love and years of abuse. I think I stayed in that relationship because he fed me. He cooked well, and I thought that meant he loved me. Somebody finally loves me?!"
In the first verse she recites, "I saw all the red flags but it was you I adored/you talked a good game and I just wanna explore/whatever you had planned sounded solid for sure/you cooked for me the Mac n cheese, the beef with the sauce."
The writer continues, "What we fail to understand is, like a container of milk people expire, too. We're hanging on to 1 or a few good things they did for us in the past and we judge them on that or we feel as if we owe them. Nobody should be hurting you, not at all- regardless of the good they once done. But I had to reflect on myself, what else am I blinded by because of my upbringing? Is my passion to rap even real or realistic?"
Danish decided to go back to school and pursue a career in nursing. She cares a lot about people and thought nursing was the only major that actually made sense for her.
As she worked in various healthcare settings, the passion continued to burn and grow at the same time. The weirdest thing happened- an under utilized skill, sharpened.
"I no longer have to write to make a song..." she states "Just give me the instrumental and I start rhyming. Whatever sticks I keep."
She makes her songs when she is working out in the gym. In her song, "Just Like Me, she sings, "I watched a thot pop a squat to look just like me/she's giving everything she got to look just like me/I go back to my feed and all I see/they all like my features but they don't like me." Those catchy lyrics all because a female was in the gym watching her she states "my entire workout." Also, she busts into rhymes when she's cooking in the kitchen cooking for her husband. In her song "Let's Get it" she recites, "They ask how I keep a man I just keep him asleep/I feed him good I f#ck him better I'm just keeping him weak".
Situations occur, some political and financial and Danish even tackles those subjects, lyrically. In her single, Loot & Riot she talks about women making it hard to get a deal and raps "I can't get a deal unless I sign with my @ss/You hoes are sucking up my money and you're f#ckin' up my craft". How crafty was that! On the next verse, she opens with "karen's on the phone like 'Please hurry police, I see Black people out here, they're getting degrees/ There's all types of prudent h*es in the way of my checks/ gotta' pay student loans miscellaneous debts." She uses all sorts of stereotypes to get her point across rapping, "Release the Mad Black Woman with the swivel neck/ and start cursing out b*tches like I got tourette's."
This up and coming female emcee takes pride in what people see as downfalls, negativity and mere slights and can get everyone to bop to it.
As one engineer put it, "Danish got the goods, and she's serving it hot!"
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