Successful Attorney with Savvy Humorous Skilled Talent Releases First Single.
Born Dan Hanecak and known to the rap/music world as DH, some would say this unique artist mimics a sound similar to Eminem mixed with a hint of “Weird Al” Yankovic of the new generation. With his unique creativity, he has created a sound of his own that stands apart of any artist out there today.
Attorney to many and recording artist to the world, DH is about to unleash his first Single, Tiger (Do the Putt Putt), produced & written by Dan “DH” Hanecak himself and Bo Han Yang “Bo Haan.” Tiger (Do the Putt Putt) is a golf-themed rap song that will be released on February 16, 2017 on iTunes and throughout other Digital Media Outlets. The video to the single is currently on YouTube and will be released following the single on VEVO and other video outlets nationwide.
“What sets DH apart from other talented lyricists is his uncanny ability to walk the line between banging club beat and clever word play. Reminiscent of Outkast, he brings a head bobbing party track with a surprising amount of lyrical depth swimming just beneath the surface of a catchy chorus,” says DH’s label mate Bo Haan.
The song coaches listeners how to do a new dance, the putt putt,” which mimics the putting motion, but the song and video draw aspects of golf from all over: Tiger Woods’ career, movies (Happy Gilmore and Caddyshack), and of course, golf lingo. DH abruptly stops the song with a bridge to engage his listeners, whispering, “Silence! Golf clap!” encouraging them to join in with an applause synonymous with the sport.
VMG had a moment to sit down with DH to find out how to “Do The Putt Putt”, and more…
1) What keeps you motivate when it comes to your music?
Seeing people enjoy my work. I know that sounds obvious, but watching people get excited, be moved, and just have fun to the music is definitely what motivates me. But at the same time, I love proving people wrong. Society boxes us into stereotypes of what we do for a living, so for many people it just seems impossible that I could be both a lawyer and a rapper. There’s no rule book out there that says we can’t pursue our passion just because it has nothing to do with our job. That has become one of my greater motivations as well.
2) When you think of “Vintage Media Group”, what comes to mind?
I’m an 80’s baby, so right away the deference to the old school, and stuff that I grew up with. Especially when it comes to the retro Jordan’s and Nike. I try to bring an element of vintage or old school into my music because that’s what I grew up on, so it’s always great to see others out there who feel the same way.
3) Being that you are from San Diego, what is the state of Hip-Hop there? How would you titled your style of music?
I think it is a somewhat untapped market. But it’s starting to get recognized. You see Rob $tone and his record “Chill Bill” getting a lot of national attention. You hear that record everywhere down here. I think the city is about to be put on the map though. As for my style, without trying to box myself in, I’d say the stuff you’re going to hear on the EP is geared more toward the radio and party/club/have a good time music. When you delve into remixes, mixtape tracks, etc., it’s more lyrically intensive underground stuff
4) With your most recent music video “Tiger (Do the Putt Putt)” is Crazy NICE, and funny. I Really Like It… Can you give us some details on how you came up with that song?
Thank you! I appreciate the support. Bo Haan (my label mate) and I had actually just finished up what was going to be my first single. I mentioned to him I wanted to do a club song that not only had an easy dance, but something where we could get a little crowd interaction. He was like “OK let’s lay it down now.” I have no idea what prompted me to do this, but I googled “club themes” and found this website that was easily from the early 2000’s. Like one of those Angelfire/Geocities websites that had midi music playing in the background. I saw “mini golf club” and we immediately came up with the “putt putt” dance and 30 minutes later, had the lyrics and beat and laid it down right there. As soon as we heard the playback we knew we were onto something.
5) Where can your fans & supporters find you online? Via Twitter, Facebook, etc.?
6) Who are some of your influences?
I grew up on the east coast, but listened to a ton of west coast rap growing up because I’ve always been a fan of funk music. So my influences kind of run the gamut across the board. I’d say lyrically, in no order, Rakim, Royce 5’9” (and pretty much all of Slaughterhouse), Eminem, Ludacris, Fabolous, Big L, to name a few. I’ve always been a fan of witty punch lines and making people laugh, but I like to try to make my rhyme schemes more complex so that’s why I’d say these artists. As far as musically and for beats, my favorite are funk samples and old school west coast beats. So for that Earth, Wind & Fire, Ohio Players, Zapp and Roger, Dr. Dre, and DJ Quik, to name a few.
7) Any Last Remarks?
Would like to thank Vintage Media Group for taking the time to check out the song, for the support and for the interview. The Risky Business EP will be coming out in April 2017, please check that out, and we will have more videos and music to follow!
Dan “DH” Hanecak’s path to the rap game is anything but ordinary. He is a San Diego attorney who has decided that it’s his time to make a mark on Hip-Hop and he has definitely landed a Hole-in One!