Chatterbox: danny G chats real estate side hustles, genre diversity and staying consistent

Hey danny G, thanks for taking the time to talk to us today. Could you tell us something about yourself that nobody knows?
Thanks for having me! Hmmm something nobody knows. I feel like people know about my sports background at this point so let me think of something else. Here’s one, nobody really knows that I’m a real estate investor and have my real estate license! I’ve done a couple transactions this year and it’s something I’ll always be doing on the side. Real estate is truly about working smarter not harder so I’m able to do it alongside my music/content. It’s allowed me to have a solid chunk of working capital so that I can then focus on the art instead of having to spend my day to day worrying about financials. In my eyes owning property is one of the greatest investments one can make so I’d highly recommend it to anyone considering!

What influences would you say have gone into your sound recently?
Sound wise, I’ve been pulling a lot from guys like Russ, Mike, Drake, Nic D, Harlow, and the list goes on. My sound is super diverse genre wise but I think that fits who I am as an artist/creator. I play sports but also was in choir, put out lifestyle content but also put out records, rap but also sing and play guitar on stage. Everything I do just comes back to the fact that you don’t have to fit in a box and that the best art comes from being 100% yourself. My sound is constantly changing and completely different than what it was a year ago, but I’m completely different as a person so why wouldn’t it be?

What are you currently working on?
I’m finishing up 9 songs that I’m super excited about. The new ones have a vibe for everyone whether it be rock, pop, hip hop, or jazz, you’ll be getting it all with this new batch of records. I’ve been fortunate enough to grow a fairly large audience this year on socials and I can’t wait to share this music with them. I’ll be putting songs out in quicker succession than I ever have, just trying to not overthink releases too much. In the past I’ve been picky with releases to the point that there’s music that never came out that I wish would have. So I’m trying to get things out while I’m stoked about them, because I’ll always be making new songs that I feel trump the older ones.

What are your plans for the rest of the year? 
I’ll be rolling out the new songs, posting a whole bunch of content, and doing some real estate deals on the side. The momentum has been strong this year so I want to keep things moving and growing. I’ve never felt so optimistic about the direction of things and I’m just so pumped to see where the rest of this year takes me. I’ve got a goal to have 1 million followers on my Tiktok page by the end of the year and I think it’s doable (sitting around 710k right now!). I’d also love to see the music reach new heights, my one release this year (participate) has been my most successful yet so I’m looking to continue to build upon that.

Any top tips for getting through difficult times as an artist?
Stay consistent. A lot of artists give up or slow down when things aren’t going the way they want, but I think those who win are the ones who continue to push regardless of results. There’s also so much to be learned through posting content and putting out songs. The more you do it the more you learn what works/doesn’t work. Zoom out. Everything feels like life or death in the moment. Whether it’s a song or video flopping, a tough live show, a label head rejecting you. In the grand scheme it’s just a moment that will come and go. All that matters is a trajectory of growth and improvement. Also, be sure to celebrate little wins! Doesn’t matter how rapid the improvement is, improvement/growth in any sense is something to be proud of.

Listen to danny G’s latest single ‘Participate’ below:

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