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Interview With Dan Duece

What is your name/stage name?

Real name is Danny Tortorella

Stage name is Dan Duece

Where are you from?

“Born in flushing, queens NY

Grew up a little there then on Long Island in Glen Cove”

What do you do?

“Outside of music my family owns a Beer Distributor”

How long have you been making music?

“ I have been making music for literally almost 20 years now. But I also took a big break away from 2008 till very recently”

What was your first song/project?

“Actual first song in studio was with this producer in Jamaica, Queens I knew named Al Banks. Think first thing we recorded was a song called “New York”

“1st real project was titled “It’s Duece: Vol 1 Hosted by DJ Kool Kid”. I did real well with that and moved a couple thousand copies just in the streets me and a couple of my close boys”

Who’s your inspiration?

 

“For me when I was growing up that was the pinnacle of HipHop, I really dislike most of the stuff out today. Just no good. But Nas,CNN, Noreaga in particular and Mobb Deep were my top 3.

What was it like working with DJ Kool Kid

“Really cool dude and was very genuine.

What are some features you have?

Song wise I was with this crew back around 2006 called Team Afficial. I tell you we really had a lot of talented artists, producers and DJ’s some who went on to really big things. Did a track with “Mims” “Geolani” “St Laz” “montega” and many I’m sure I’m forgetting.

Who’s one person, dead or alive, that you’d want to work with?

Easy. Biggie Smalls. After that Big Pun

Are you signed to a label?

No I am not.

Do you want a record deal, a distribution deal, or none?

“Right now im just focused on making really good music and the chips will fall where they fall. We’ll see. I can’t predict the future. “

Who are your biggest supporters?

“Anybody who knows me”

What are you currently working on?

A ton of new music.

What is your latest release?

“That’s Me” currently on all major streaming platforms. Old song but sick and still very relevant.

When is your next release?

“Not sure at the time. Just focused on making good music “

Where is one place you want to travel to perform?

“England”

What’s the biggest crowd that you have performed for?

“Probably around 5K. It was a party in Manhattan for show that was coming out on HBO. It was titled “Coalition” guess it never made it. This was after OZ and all the actors were there. I wasn’t even scheduled to perform but my boy Jon B )Rip) btw got me on with DJ John John, and I don’t even know what I did. But I had the place going fucking nuts. Hahah.

Who’s someone you can see yourself on tour with?

“Anyone who is real and makes 🔥🔥

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Very successful with this music cause there is no stop.

 

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