Exclusive Interview With Danny Venom
How did you come by your stage name?
My Artist name is Venom.
Danny Venom. I have had the name from around 13 years old. I agreed to the name with friends who I would avoid history lessons with, to go to the recording studio. (stay in school) 😊.
Everyone would say I spit Venom because of my sharp tongue, flow, and fiery style of lyricism. Danny, George, Anthony, Thompson is my birth given name. As I have grown both as a person, and an artist, I have incorporated my name into my stage name, Danny Venom
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
In 1997 when I was 11 a friend of the family took me on Radio, Pure Magic Fm 90.2 I had not even written a lyric as yet. Listening to underground UK Artists inspired me. This radio set was the motivation that made me passionate about becoming an artist.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
I wouldn’t say I accredited my style to any 1 individual artist, but my inspirations were underground Grime and Hip Hop crews, Fugees, Phil Collins, Foxy brown, big pun, Dmx, Busta Rhymes, Eminem, Tracy Chapman, wutang. Tony Thompson, The List is Endless
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
My latest project is a single called Nostalgia. It was released on 28th November 2020. The concept is as the title states, NOSTALGIA / reminiscing over all the club nights and radio shows I created and performed. I mixed the track intending to bring a grime twist to an Old skool garage-type beat produced by Wyshmaster. The song is me laying out memories,
as well as showing no matter how many years pass, I am still 1 of the original masters in this Craft.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
At times I may stretch myself too thin, due to doing so many productive projects simultaneously. On the other hand, I can do anything I put my mind to. Recently I have come to realize, focusing on 1 task at a time until completed, can be more productive. Strategic planning is necessary. I never give up. Work hard, study your craft, work harder.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
Lyrically I believe I am second to none. I’m confident at what I do, but I will leave that to the listeners to decide.
What are your plans for the near future?
Make hits. Inspire and motivate others. Get them plaques on the studio wall, and Leave a legacy for my son to look up to.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
I would thank God, hard work, and thank My mum. For putting up with the noise and racket all them teenage years of mastering the art of lyricism and songwriting.
How can fans find you?
What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
Stay hungry and driven. Don’t lose faith and keep focusing on your craft. Don’t waste too much time on social media and spend more time in the craft and producing the product. Master the craft to a poi t people have to listen.