Danny Prime

Danny Prime

 Bay Shore, New York, USA
BandHip HopR&B

I would describe my music as hip-hop but with its own unique twist. I produce and make the beats for all my songs so most of my beats aren't stereotypical hip-hop beats, but more of a mix of r&b and hip-hop with my own flavor added. I also love incorporating r&b singers on my songs and do so often.

Biography

Dan Goldberg, aka "Danny Prime" is a rapper, producer, and composer from Long Island, New York. Beginning his career at the young age of 11 with a small setup in his basement that he used to make beats, he quickly progressed as an artist both creatively and resourcefully. After taking a few years to improve his beat making, Dan decided to explore the art of audio production. As a sophomore in high school, he began recording local rappers from his school over his original beats and after getting his feet wet, began recording himself as a rapper. Excited to improve his skills in recording, he put aside time every day to work in the studio either at school or at home until he was ready to take his career to the next level. By Dan's junior year, he was not only working as a paid recording engineer for wide variety of rappers and singers from all over Long Island, but was well into the creation of his first mixtape "Fear vs Fantasy," which is a project completely self written, produced, and performed with the exception of a handful of local singers. Dan is currently a sophomore at Tulane University studying music composition and technology as well as working on a series of new projects. Fear vs Fantasy was released on November 8, 2011 and can be streamed or downloaded on datpiff.com.

Lyrics

I Know

Written By: Daniel Goldberg

Hook:
I know…
That everything comes to an end sometimes and I don’t know why,
But baby I know…
Eventually this will too. I’m sorry I have to let go of you

Verse 1:
We all do things we don’t want to
Letting go of you was just one
Didn’t like the path we were headed
And when I get scared I just run
And I try to never look back
But you’re standing in my rearview making that hard
I lay down and try to relax
I’m so used to holding you in my arms
We both know it wouldn’t have lasted
Me and you, we’re just two different beings
I always dreamt we’d end up together
I guess they’re called dreams for a reason
You thought we’d really last through the highs and the lows?
This is the real world and that’s just not how it goes
I’m not stupid, I’ve been here before
Kiss you in your sleep then walk out the door

(Hook)

Verse 2:
Soft pretty smile, long hair with curls
Her bright brown eyes just light up my world
This girls one in a million
But she’s too much for me, I’m not right for her
And I just can’t take it
Every day I wake up feeling like I’m lost in the matrix
I’m crazy bout you but to you I’m just a phase it’s
Gonna pass soon, you ain’t truly amazed yet
You’re on the prowl, I’m just a stop while you’re searching
But soon enough you’re gonna realize I ain’t worth it
Theres plenty other fish in the sea
And you wit me, we just ain’t got that kind of chemistry
And I could tell you’re looking for more
When shit hits the fan, my chips hit the floor
I’m not stupid, I’ve been here before
Kiss you on the cheek then walk out the door

(Hook)

Bridge:
I sit here alone most days of the week and
My minds nothing but an arrangement of regrets
Baby girl can I tell you a secret?
You’re the only one I really want to be with
But I hope you’ve moved on
I think that you have, I know that you strong
I just wish I was too
I spend every moment thinking bout you
I shoulda gave it a chance
Shoulda checked for the flush fore’ I gave in my hand
I shoulda put you above it all
Better to have loved and lost then to never love at all
And now it’s over, we both know that
But if I was ever given the chance I would go back
I’m so stupid, I’ve been here before
I gave you my heart then walked out the door

(Hook)

On My Way

Written By: Daniel Goldberg

Verse 1:
…Leave no traces behind me
So it looks like I was never there
And walk around with a tough exterior like I ain’t never scared
But really I’m terrified
My eyes are watery and there’s a different story behind every tear
I know I told you that I never cared
Well I lied, I guess I figured best to tell you what you wanna hear
So that you wouldn’t have to worry too
Now I’m searching the world just wishing I could find another you
And they’re telling me what’s done is done
But I can’t sit still very long cause I’m constantly on the run
I don’t know if it’s from something or to something
All I know is that when you love something you do something
And if there’s no response I guess you gotta set it free
But I just want to make this work, I’ll give it all that’s left in me
And if it still don’t then I’ll let it be
But I just hope when all is said and done you still remember me

Hook:
Cause you could look out across that sea
Or you could look up at the stars, that’s me
Just close your eyes and imagine me standing there
Right across that street
Cause I don’t want to seem far away
And I wish that I could be there with you today
I just need you to wait a little longer but I promise you
I’m on my way

Verse 2:
They say that you should never look back
But with my head always forward it’s kind of hard to relax
Especially when everything I love’s in my past
Yet I keep running wondering how long’s this gon’ last
Cause I’m not sure I want to keep going
My legs are kinda tired and my heartbeat’s slowing…
Down, to the point where I can’t feel it beat
But I certainly feel the pressure building underneath this heat
They say that when it comes to chasing dreams make sure you don’t resist
But I keep searching for something that I don’t even know exists
I feel like my entire life has been a hit and miss
I thought we’d last forever, now we can’t peacefully coexist
And in a world as cold as this
Don’t kick me to the curb and treat me as if I’m emotionless
So lost up in this shit I forget what the motive is
I just want to get it over with
(Hook)

Trying to find inspiration so I look inside myself
But the only thing I could find is an empty shelf
That’s been torn up and beat down
Swarming with emotions, can no longer keep down
So used to you holding me down
That I wish it was you holding me now
Sitting here wondering why I ever let it go
Trying to convince myself that nothing’s ever set in stone
But my mind is giving me a red alert
I’m feeling feelings I don’t even know how to express in words
Been headed in the wrong direction since I stepped this Earth
Since then I’ve been tryna find a way out of this endless curse
So sick of dealing with these so called level-headed jerks
Tryna live up to their expectations, nothing ever works
I know that they’re gonna say, I just wish that you said it first
Cause every time you speak a tear falls out my eye for every word

(Hook)

Dream For You

Written By: Dan Goldberg

Verse 1:
Look we ain't fuckin 'round, the sky is the limit
When I dive in, I'm in it
There's no joking when you know that you could die any minute
These shots of adrenaline, they keep me moving
And I ain't got no fucking room in my vocabulary for the word losing
It just doesn't exist to me
But if you think you got a decent shot then you could come up and give it to me
And I guess we'll see about that
Just don't die chasing after the cheese nigga, mouse trap
And you don't have to agree
Matter fact, go talk all the shit you want to right after I leave
I don't got time for it anyway
I got a pretty packed schedule chasing after my dreams
'Cause what else do I know to do
But I'll let you in on a secret if you wanna know the truth
We're all ending up in the same place
But not a single one of us has a clue where we're going to

Hook:
Don't even worry bout it, I'll be coming home soon
And when I'm laying in my bed just staring at the moon
I'll dream for you
Yeah I'll dream for you
Don't even think about it, When I'm chilling sky high
Yet I can't seem to get this shit off my mind
I'll dream for you
Yeah I'll dream for you

Verse 2:
Don't even worry bout it
'Cause that ain't gon' get you nowhere
Lookin round like there ain't a single person I know here
Every day feels like I'm heading through a maze
Kinda weird waking up, and your head is in a daze
I pour my heart out to you, all you see is letters on a page
Breaking down and they're saying I'm just heading through a phase
What's the point of living if there's not something you'd die for?
And if this life's really a game I'm going for the high score
How do you start up on the right path and end up on the left side?
Hop into the whip, Imma take you on a death ride
And let you see things from my perspective
I'll show you my entire world if you're interested
And if not then just go 'cause Imma keep going
Everything that I know, man Imma keep knowing
Can't let none of it phase you
So press play, ain't no rewinds pauses or take twos

(Hook)

Verse 3:
Don't even think about it
Matter of fact, just forget about it
Taking hits of this piff, feels like my head is clouded
But fuck this shit, it's been a long day
And I think life is funnest when you're driving down a one way the wrong way
Just clear your mind for a minute
And try to interpret the words of a genius as you listen to the song play
While I try to paint a visual
But nothing's ever promised 'cause you know that in the end it's gonna all fade
Out into the darkness of time and space
Talking bout you were just at the wrong time and place
And now you're looking for an exit
It's kinda hard to get by in a world where innocence doesn't exist
All it is is decision after decision
And I could see that you're trying, you're dying but you ain't living
There's some things that we'll never know
But all you gotta do right now is close your eyes and let it go

(Hook)

Fantsay

Written By: Dan Goldberg

Verse 1:
Everyday is a new day… so good morning
I wave goodbye to the past and I keep on flooring
Cuz I ain’t really trying to give nothing up
They say I’m too crazy but I think I’m just enough
To get where I wanna go, and do what I wanna do
So don’t judge me for being me cuz good is all I see in you
And truth is I think God gave us the same referral
To get away from this bulshit and change the world
So that’s exactly what I’m gonna do
If you don’t wanna come with me then that’s ok I’ll come with you
And I’ll show you to places you never seen
Overlooking the mountains replacing all of your dreams
Cuz when you’re standing right here
You can close your eyes and not have to worry bout nightmares
Don’t believe grab hold of my hand and see
I’ll take you to a place I like to call my fantasy

Hook:
I know this road can get rocky
When you’re moving down it so fast
At this rate nobody can stop me
Hope this moment never does pass
Baby you can hold of my hand see
I’ll take you away to my fantasy

Verse 2:
I’ve been told I spend too much time dreaming
Gotta do something with a meaning
Be realistic…
But nothings realer to me than my own dreams, the rest seems nonexistent
So when I’m fighting through the snow
I try to remember that there’s always room to grow
And things to learn and time to build
Got this entire earth and a whole mind to fill
I say I’m fine but still
Find traces of negativity in my thoughts that I’ve been tryna kill
But they don’t go down easy
Looking in the mirror sometimes I don’t see me
It’s like I see someone else
But all I ever wanted was to become myself
And that alone is a lot harder than it should be
Stay on track by envisioning everything I could be

(Hook)

Bridge:
All I need is a mic and a stage
And a fan to support through the night and the day
Or a thought and a plan
And a mindset that tells me I will and I can
Or a dream, just hope
Of the spotlight beaming as I steam out the throat
Or maybe just a pen and a pad
And the best inspiration that I’ve ever had

(Hook)

Let You Go

Written By: Dan Goldberg

Let You Go

Hook:
Boy you seem so far out of my reach
Raindrops falling down on me
I just wanna know
Baby I just gotta know
You're just trouble's what they're telling me
But loving you's no felony
I don't want you to go
I don't wanna let you go

Verse 1:
And I don't wanna go either
My heart skips a beat every time I go to see her
She got me sweating bullets, feel like I just caught a fever
This must be true love, I never felt anything realer
But I can't tell if the feeling's mutual
I wanna ask but I don't wanna take a chance and lose it all
Sorry I know that sometimes I seem a bit unusual
You ain't the type of girl I get to be with on the usual
Or the type of girl I've been with ever before
You send a chill down my spine when you enter the door
My body's never been filled up with this kind of energy
Sittin tryna figure out the signals that you're sending me
But you got my attention and girl I'm biting
But the truth is, I kinda like it
And quite honestly I think you're kinda liking me
So let me in your life, I'll be the thunder to your lighting

(Hook)

Verse 2:
They say that all is fair in love and war
It didn't work out last time so now you're looking for something more
And I'm just tryna make it in before you shut the door
But you keep pushing me away
What the hell are you running for
Because I think I at least deserve a shot
Me and you should stick together, we could really learn a lot
About each other, cuz they're ain't nobody other
That I wanna spend my entire life with that I discovered
But I discovered you so I don't need nobody else
And I'm In love with you, I don't wanna be by myself
So if you're running then I'm running too
And there ain't no way I'm letting go of you, I hope that's nothing new
Every second of every minute of every day
You're on my mind and my head is spinning in every way
So look me in the eye, say it's gonna be okay
Then take my hand and never it go, let's run away

(Hook)

Verse 3:
You never know who's gonna stay and who's gonna go
Who's gonna mess with your head, it's out of your control
It's hard to find, what's going on inside your mind
I wanna know the thought that lay behind them hazel eyes
And I hope that I'm on it all the time like you're on mine
We can't just end it here, a girl like you is hard to find
And I'm not searching for another just yet
Look into your eyes it feels like I'm watching the sunset
But the sunset just doesn't compare
And I could look at you and tell you got dozens of fears
But you shouldn't, I wouldn't let you down in a hundred years
So believe me when I tell you that I'll always be here
Some days you got me confused so I just sit and think
My life is incomplete and baby you're its missing link
So imma ask you this once, do you wanna fly wit me?
Look into my eyes and let me take you to the sky wit me

(Hook)

Already Gone

Written By: Dan Goldberg

Verse 1:
Every spirit has a purpose, I hope that you were able to find yours
I wish you didn't spend all your days locked behind doors
With such a negative outlet
I love you so much, I hope that you never doubt it
And despite everything that we've gone through
I'm doing great things, going to a great school
And I just want to make you proud too
I swear I'll never forget anything about you

Hook:
I don't want to run away from you no more
But I don't know what we're still waiting for
And I'm not tryna say that I wasn't wrong
There's no turning back because you're already gone
...
I said you're already gone

Verse 2:
Try to talk but you ain't got no words for me
And every second feels like an eternity
Ups and downs, I'm still waiting for the worst day
But you're the reason that I'm here in the first place
You shook my entire world up like an earthquake
I wish I would have put more smiles on your face
Like you did for me
Couldn't have asked for more because you lived for me
Anything I needed you just gone and you ran
And you came back and put it in the palm of my hand
And if you think I took you for granted well then I'm sorry
I never had to fight because you'd fight for me
There was nothing that you couldn't handle
Didn't save enough strength for your own battles
So now I'm fighting for you
Just let me live out my life and then we'll reunite soon

(Hook)

Verse 3:
Life's a trip and I wish you coulda been on mine
A little longer, don't know how Imma get by
But I'm getting stronger every single day
And I hope when I get this song done you get to hear it play
Cuz every word I wrote for you
And to reach you somehow is what I hope to do
So maybe if I get lucky then you'll reach back
And you could see me here begging on my knee caps
Please thats all I really want is a small sign
To let me know that you're up there doing just fine
And I don't have to worry
But I'm running out of time mom you have to hurry
My head is lost, my thoughts ain't lucid
But I feel like I'm gon get through this
Cuz deep down I know theres nothing that I can't do
I guess I just wish that I had more time to thank you

(Hook)

Home

Written By: Dan Goldberg

Hook (x2):
I wanna home
Ho-ome
I wanna go home
I wanna go home, oh oh

Verse:
What if I held your hand and
Walked you across the ocean
Would you give me one more chance?
Cuz if not Imma keep on hoping
I know I've made mistakes
But baby girl whats done is done
And I'll do whatever it takes
Without you I'm completely numb
I don't wanna go on without you
Really I don't think I can
Wake up in my bed every morning
Feeling like a different man
I try to make it through the day
Without you that ain't possible
With all these struggles in my way
Life feels like one great obstacle

(Hook)

Bridge:
And I sleep and I rest
As this penn stays dripping on the side of my desk
Next to these unwritten rhymes
That I can't lay down long as their stuck in my mind
And my heart keeps a beat
But you keep that heart running like a car on the street
Yet I feel so alone
Let me back into your life, I just wanna go home

(Hook)

Listen & Learn

Written By: Dan Goldberg

Hook:
Fucking shut up, listen and learn
Fucking shut up, listen and learn
Sitting looking at the wall just staring at the clock turn
Yet I got so much to say so...
Fucking shut up, listen and learn
Fucking shut up, listen and learn
Doesn't matter what I do man I can't stop the heart burn

Verse 1:
Sometimes I wonder why things go the way they go
When people separate, and head down separate roads
I guess they figure that they're better off on they're own
I know sometimes it's hard to balance out the highs and lows
But every single time I look into your eyes I know
That you're the one I spent my entire life looking for
It's too bad that you couldn't say the same for me
Cuz I don't meet your criteria apparently (guess not)
But I really wish I did
And I wish I could be every single check mark on your list
But I'm sorry I just can't be
Cuz at the end of the day I still am me
And I guess that isn't good enough
But despite it all I try to keep on looking up
And just hope that one day you might have a change of heart
A pathway to lead me out the dark

(Hook)

Verse 2:
It's looking like I got a long way to go
Til you find out where I'm coming from and fall in my zone
But for now I guess I'm all on my own
And I feel so alone like I'm cornered, my soul
Is a lost one, as if I was born in the snow
So I pick up this pen, write these songs so you know
Where I'm coming from, cuz my feelings they never change
When you're always on my mind yet so distant in every way
And it isnt different on any day
The heartbreak, the pain, the misery never fades
But you keep going, not a single tear rolls down your cheek
And I just wish that I could look at you the way you look at me
But I can't, your beauty it won't allow me
I know I've fallen in love, now I'm just wondering how deep
And how much I got left to fall
Cuz without you its like I got nothing left at all

(Hook)

Verse 3 (Bridge):
No matter how long, no matter how far
I would take a rocket ship fly all the way around Mars
Just to hold you in my arms once
Cuz I know that it'd all be worth it in the long run
Yet you keep convincing yourself that I'm the wrong one
Like you ain't got a clue how bad you got me torn up
Uh, my hearts ripped to shreds
And I can't contain these thoughts in my head
It's like you got me going crazy
But take a look at yourself, how could you blame me?
You're fucking beautiful
And I ain't even got you yet but I'm so scared of losing you
All of this, it's kind of a lot to process
And I don't like the word never, I prefer not yet
But maybe in this case never is better suited
Or maybe you're just as in love with me and never knew it

(Hook)

Out of My Mind

Written By: Dan Goldberg

Hook:
They said I was crazy
When I told them I could fly
Now I'm sitting on a cloud feeling like I could touch the sky
They said I...
Was out of my mind
They said I...
Was out of my mind

Verse 1:
Twenty after one and I roll out the bed
Throw some nikes on my feet and a fitted on my head
And a nixon on my wrist and some denim down my legs
Grab some duches from the shell and a quarter ounce of regs
...Fuck that, ya we only smoke piff here
Roll another up, watch the smoke rise in thin air
Looking around wondering how'd I get here
Trapped in my mind but everything seems so clear
So ya, we keep going
Wiz is on the stereo, pop tarts is toastin
I'm toasted, no joking
Take another hit, the whole rooms in motion
Ain't tryna get trashed, just tryna get high
To make the time pass, that's how we get by
And that's how we up and do it
Reefer flowing through my body like a fuckin fluid

(Hook)

Verse 2:
Out here doing everything after they say don't
Going crazy in this bitch, nigga tell me that I won't
I don't really give a fuck, pouring henny down my throat
Like it's water and I been stuck in the desert for a month
Never in cuz I'm always out
And I don't care where we goin, I just wanna party now
From city clubbing to the beach house
Crushin kegs by the hour and smoking sour D now
On my college shit just living that dream life
And if you ain't impressed by it you better look at me twice
I dream lights, I dream bars
And when I look in the mirror I see stars
I'm so high, and I ain't coming down
She said that she's never tryin it, one day she'll come around
Used to be that little kid on the playground just runnin round
Dad doesn't wanna know what I'm making of my summers now

(Hook)

I don't judge you whatever it is you're into
Like I like to get blitted and just stare outside the window
And try to imagine what lays ahead
After a crazy night when I just lay in bed
I like to play pretend, ya I like to get high and
Act like I'm chillin up in the stars next to aryan
Feels like I'm flying, like a fucking plane
I guess I understand why everyone thinks I'm insane
Cuz they're so grounded, and I'm so lifted
Call me stupid call me different call me gifted
I just say I'm something new that you have never witnessed
Ya I'm just on some other shit you'll probably never get it
Unless you let go of your doubts and come and hit this
Give you a little taste of the life I've been living
And if you like it you can stay
Just look up at the stars let your imagination take you away

(Hook)

Discography

Fear vs. Fantasy