Darren Hanible Music
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Darren Hanible Music

Washington, Washington, D.C., United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Washington, Washington, D.C., United States
Established on Jan, 2014
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So many artists are starting off 2014 with new music – this is a great thing for their fans. DC-artist/producer Darren Hanible has chosen to bless his audience with the long-awaited “XX (Twenty)” project. The good news, “XX” is crafted in such a way that you expect it to be an album. The bad news, this artist isn’t signed yet and I still can’t figure out why. With this body of work, Darren strategically hand-picked producers that compliment his style of lyricism.
From the beginning to the end of “XX (Twenty)“, the amount of skill and precision that into the creative process here is commendable. After careful review, I feel confident in saying that this is one of the best musical releases I’ve heard from Darren. It is too early to say whether it is one of the best independent projects of the 2014 year. However, I can say it should definitely be up for the consideration and recognition as such.
Here are some of the singles I feel deserve stand-out recognition.
“XX“- “Twenty years in this life and I was blessed with this struggle, nigga”
This introductory track starts with Darren’s trademark storytelling skills and lyrical declarations. The way this single unfolds to the production of Matt McGhee is creative genius in itself. Part hip-hip, part jazz-influenced and completely refreshing.
“Finally” - Interesting use of production and sample for this single. Darren Hanible reflects on his journey artistically and references point of inspiration along the way. I am usually not the biggest fan of auto-tune (blame T-Pain) but it works for this single.
“Late Nights, Early Mornings“ – One of my favorite singles on this project. The video compliments the single effortlessly.
Tracks like “Around“, “YBN“, “G.O.L.D.” (featuring TK) deserve more than one listen for several reasons. Especially “YBN“, Darren is ahead of his time with the amount of lyrical jewels he drops in this single alone. He has a lot of knowledge that he finds a way to drop into his singles without preaching. That is a difficult talent for artists to master. Kudos to Darren for this one.
Looking for the make-up song to rap to your girl? Look to “Say It (Scared)” for points – thank him later. This single could be considerably-Wale-ish but it is the execution that sets it apart. Not to mention, Darren sings; it sounds better than Future without all the whining and auto-tune. (Sorry, not sorry)
Of course, there are singles you can “turn up” to as well. Those who are familiar with Darren‘s style of music and live performances know this is his area of expertise. For those of you new to his party singles, check out “My Shit” as a point of reference.
Check out the “XX (Twenty)” in its entirety below. - DMVixen.com


Always on the lookout for artists on the come up, and I think we’ve got a contender with crazy potential on our hands! Went to the Wale show in MD a few days ago and was pleasantly surprised by one of the opening acts- Darren Hanible. In addition to his humble demeanor (he thanked the crowd at least 7 times) he had a nice flow, a creative sound, and some positive messages. He performed a couple of tracks (Finally & YBN) off of his new mixtape ‘XX’ which dropped on the first of the year. His bio reads:
Darren Hanible is a hip-hop artist/producer from Washington, D.C. His music demonstrates the diversity of his generation, spanning from mainstream, trap & backpack rap to indie pop & EDM.
XX is definitely a solid project worth giving a listen to! DC or nothing.
Check it out below! - Mina SayWhat


We could argue about relevance , or just good music. DC artist and producer Darren Hanible dropped his new mixtape XX (Twenty) with production from Mark Henry , E Major and more. Listen Below. - Angela Byrd


These days everyone claims to be the representation of their city. Whats hard to understand however is that there is more to representing your city than just being known. Representation is about being a positive and influential face of your area. It is about sharing your vision with your city and seeing the feedback you receive. It is about driving your city. It is pretty apparent that Darren Hanible is driving the city of D.C.

Rumor has it that this project has taken him 2 years to complete, and it is shown clearly in the detail. XX (Twenty) is nothing short of pure art. Every track flows off one another and the passion in his voice is heard loud and clear. A highlight of the album is actually the intro, which any real artist knows is hard to do. Attention is immediately claimed and you get a perfect feel for where this journey is headed. Darren’s life is told through a beautiful story with a fun, enthralling beat from hometown hero Matt McGhee. Some say Hanible is the future, while others say he is just another cocky soul from the District. But what’s clear is that Hanible is driven. Cop your download of XX HERE - Back2Pluto


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Darren Hanible is a hip-hop artist/producer from Washington, D.C. His music demonstrates the diversity of his generation, spanning from mainstream, trap & backpack rap to indie pop & EDM. Darren brings his newest project, and first Livemixtapes debut "XX" (Twenty) to the table. With a diverse and well rounded sound Darren seems to be ready to stir up a buzz and make a name for himself not only in Washington, D.C.'s emerging new hip-hop scene, but on the national level as well.

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