The Biography of Dangerous Joker Joe
"Music is a way to get in touch with your creative mind, to let out all your emotions, and reveal and expand your talent." -Dangerous Joker Joe
"Always working on making his dreams a reality." -JayRoMusic
"The perfect example of a role model for kids to look up to." -Margaret Farmen
The hip hop music genre has a new, inspiring, young talent known in the booth and up on stage as Dangerous Joker Joe. Better known by his friends and family as Joseph Torres, he surprises all of them when he grabs the mic and shows them what he does best. Everybody listens to their own genre of music, D.J.J has respect and listens to all genres. But the genre he has the most respect for and listens to the most is hip hop. D.J.J finds everything in hip hop interesting, the history, the culture, and so on. Coming from the hills of Auburn, California, there is no other town that D.J.J would love to represent other than the incredible area of the 5-3-0.
Dangerous Joker Joe wasn't always into the whole hip hop scene. Before hip hop, D.J.J was into the whole punk rock and heavy metal scene. D.J.J asked two of his good friends if they were down to start a band. The two friends agreed and everything was in place and ready to go, or so they thought. One of the band members was a no show to all band meetings, so they had to break off the band idea.
Even though the band had to split, the three men remained good friends and D.J.J kept writing his heart and soul out onto paper. After listening to the music of Eminem and Richy Nix, D.J.J started writing his own hip hop music, and his love for punk rock and heavy metal slowly faded away. And on February 21, 2011, Dangerous Joker Joe was born into this world. D.J.J was eager to get recording done as soon as he started doing his own hip hop music. A close friend of his was kind enough to offer his services, but D.J.J would learn quick that it wasn't gonna work out.
With his friend not having the right materials and having no experience in production, D.J.J would have to search for a plan B. Dangerous Joker Joe never stopped writing while searching for an opportunity to record, he kept adding to his material so he would have a lot to get done when the time came. D.J.J gets out all his sadness, angers, frustrations, and just about every single emotion through his poetry and song lyrics. The dangerous ones songs also relate to occuring events and reflect a bit on his background and past. Every lyric Dangerous Joker Joe writes on paper and raps into a microphone is real and true and always has a clear and decisive message behind it.
Dangerous Joker Joe wanted to get a feel of what it was like to perform up on stage, and he found that opportunity through his high school. He had signed himself up to perform at Placer High School's famous event called Placer Palooza. Even though he performed three songs you would hear on the mainstream (said with dissapointment), he still put on the best show that he could for everybody. May 13, 2011 was an unforgettable performance for Dangerous Joker Joe, he will never forget that this was the day he first performed. But now Dangerous Joker Joe had to step off the stage and go back to writing in his notebooks.
Close to a week after D.J.J's first performance, D.J.J and a friend of his walked down to A.R.D to find out more about a non profit organization they had heard about called called the Auburn Hip Hop Congress. And after the first few minutes, D.J.J was proud to be a part of the team. Shortly after that Hip Hop Congress meeting, the ball started rolling for Dangerous Joker Joe. Which brings us to the date of D.J.J's second performance. And that date is the memorable date of America, the fourth of July.
Once D.J.J stepped on that stage, he amped up the crowd with his high level energy. After announcing that he was gonna recite a spoken word piece written and dedicated to his brother-in-law who had died of bone cancer, he switched to a different mindset, and got to work. Stage fright stopped his flow right in the middle of the piece, but D.J.J didn't panic. He took a deep breath, picked up where he left off, and finished it off. The ovation he recieved that day was nothing less than incredible.
Ever since then, Dangerous Joker Joe has shared the stage with my gifted and talented artists. And those artists are the same artists that have helped him pave the way for his success. D.J.J feels blessed to have worked with such amazing musicians in the game. From getting tips and advise from arists such as J Ross Parrelli, J*Ras of the SouLifted crew, Wrecluse & JMar from the Golden Gloves, TASK1ne from Sacramento and more. The main artist that helped D.J.J improve his skills in songwriting was Auburn's favorite local emcee named Chozin. It's because of these artist that D.J.J has had so much success in his emcee career thus far.
Through Hip Hop Congress, D.J.J met another emcee and producer named Nel'Sun Hawkins. After lots of talking and planning, Dangerous Joker Joe was finally going to get some skilled recording done. This brought the birth of D.J.J's first single, "Never Puttin' the Mic Down." A few weeks after the song was released, Nel'Sun had to travel down to Costa Rica for a few months. So "Never Puttin' the Mic Down" was the only track he had to perform, he said, "Lets do this."
Dangerous Joker Joe has performed countless times in may different areas. First he started off small, performing at open mics at the Auburn Placer County Library. Then after a decent amount of performances were accomplished with those open mics, he started moving up to perform at bigger events ad bigger venues. These events include; The Celebrate Outloud Festival, a few benefit shows, Open Mic Mondays, The Gold Country Fair, countless fundraisers, a huge performance at the Vans Warped Tour, The Hip Hop Awareness Festival, and more. He's performed in the areas of Sacramento, San Francisco, and all over Auburn. In venues such as the Aubrun Fairgrounds, Sol Collective, the AT&T Center Parking Lot (Warped Tour), and more.
Dangerous Joker Joe is different from the big named hip hop artists. His music is full of conscious thoughts, heartfelt lyrics, and moving poetry. D.J.J has only one main goal in mind, and that is to bring back conscious hip hop. Conscious hip hop is what saved Dangerous Joker Joe's life and changed his whole outlook on life in a positive way completely. That's what Dangerous Joker Joe aims to do with his music, and he has extreme confidence that he can make it happen.
Dangerous Joker Joe is a growing and inspiring artist, and he continues to grow, inspire, and change peoples lifes every day. D.J.J has been doing a lot of inspiring things as of late. Including going to schools to speak about his experience and views on bullying. And also traveling down to the Boys & Girls Club to educate the kids about how important writing is. Dangerous Joker Joe is currently working on a lot of projects to keep himself busy. D.J.J is currently working with hip hop artist O.V.A on a mixtape. His solo mixtape project titled "Feeling Lost", is currently finished and released to the world. It shows the side of D.J.J that nobody has heard, which is going through the everyday struggles with life, dealing with stress and depression, and more! This mixtape features artists like TASK1ne out of Sacramento, Eddie Zmrzel a.k.a EZ and Travi B out of Auburn, California, another Auburn emcee named The Truth who D.J.J also has a project with that you can find on bandcamp and soundcloud. Last but not least, this mixtape also features singer/songwriter Ashley Childress who is also from Auburn, California. D.J.J is also currently in the process of working on his debut EP, producing the beats all by himself along with everything else. Aside all of that, Dangerous Joker Joe has finally made his music video debut with his hit single "Where Do I Go Now?" which can be found on YouTube. You can communicate with Dangerous Joker Joe, find out more about shows and events, releases, and more through facebook, twitter, and his email, email@example.com. And you can get his music through reverbnation, bandcamp, and soundcloud.com. You can also find videos of him through YouTube, make sure you subscribe to his YouTube channel titled "DJJMusic18". Doing his own music has changed Dangerous Joker Joe's life for the better and he is definitely not lying when he says, "I'm never puttin' the mic down."
"Follow your dreams, you have the power to make it happen, you just gotta take the first step." -Dangerous Joker Joe
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