Music Industry News Network [07-02-2014]
Darren Hanible "XX" Has An On DEMAND Lifeline!
Darren Hanible is a hip-hop artist and producer from Washington, DC. His music is the middle ground between mainstream and backpack rap, with cleverly honest lyrics about overcoming obstacles, having faith, and being misunderstood as a young man wise beyond his years. The self-described son of two drug-addicted parents, Darren spent his childhood using music as an outlet learning to play eight instruments, write and produce music by the age of 15.
On January 1, 2014 Hanible released his highly anticipated mixtape, "XX" (Twenty) to critical acclaim form industry tastemakers. With over 10,000 downloads in the first week, Twenty is a versatile project offering Hanible's trademark story telling skills and lyrical declarations that have left critics convinced that this project should be considered an early contender for the best independent project of the year. Twenty is Hanible's eighth mixtape and was released with the help of House Studio DC and a host of talented producers. "XX" Twenty is available exclusively through livemixtapes.com. (http://indy.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/25663/darren-hanible-xx.html)
Tracks that are proving to be early favorites include Finally, YBN, G.O.L.D., and Late Nights Early Mornings. Hanible performed a few of these to a sold out crowd at the Fillmore Theater on New Years Day while opening for Wale. Footage from that performance can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8VwIs38GrE
" always on the lookout for artists on the come up, and I think we've got a contender with crazy potential on our hands!" - Mina "SayWhat" Llona, Radio Personality, Power 99 (Philadelphia)
"The good news, "XX" is crafted in such a way that you expect it to be an album. The bad news, this artist isn't signed yet and I still can't figure out why." – DMVixen.com
"It's pretty apparent that Darren Hanible is driving the city of D.C....XX (Twenty) is nothing short of pure art." - Back2Pluto.com
Visit Darren Hanible online at
Below you will find a one on one interview with hip hop blogger Pat is Dope where Darren discusses the creation of “XX” and some of his future plans.
The official music video for the lead single off the album “Late Nights Early Mornings
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