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Danny "K".A.E.

The 313's original white MC, Danny "K"AE (which stands for 'K. Always Excelling') was the Motor City's hip-hop answer to Tommy Wiseau -- an outsider artist who always stayed true to his vision. A rapper since 1983, Danny's first two releases "Destined For Hip Hop" and "The Definitely Def E.P." influenced an entire generation of Detroit rappers, including Eminem, Kid Rock, the members of Insane Clown Posse, and Uncle Kracker.

By utilizing a unique speak-song approach to rap music, Danny set himself apart from his peers and has never conformed to anyone else's hip-hop blueprint, making him truly a one-of-a-kind artist.

Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of hip-hop culture and history, Danny's influence continues to be heard today in the works of Eminem, I.C.P. and others.



"Danny 'K'AE is amazing. I'm glad that so many years later people are finally realizing it."
--Eminem, Metro Times, 7/25/12


"Danny is just authentic as fuck. He has the ability to believe in what he's doing without any doubt. And Danny doesn't know how great he is. That's the thing. His music is so innocent. It's so off that's it's on. In his opinion, his music is dope and there's nothing odd about it. He believes it in his heart. And that's the shit. " -- Violent J, Metro Times, 7/25/12

"If somebody were to ask me who my favorite person who I ever recorded was, from an influence perspective, it would have to be (Danny KAE). He was the most unorthodox person I ever recorded in all my years of producing and no matter how I tried to take away his dream, he believed in himself. That was the beauty of it — watching someone believe in something no one else could see at the time. The fact that Danny has influenced all of these rappers proves that you just never know who or what is going to influence somebody."
-- Marvin Lewis, legendary Detroit producer, Metro Times, 7/25/12

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