From Minneapolis, Minnesota, Daddy Dinero, also known as Romar Russon Daniel (born March 10, 1994) is an American rapper, songwriter, and recording engineer. Also half of the hip-hop collective FREEWIFI, there are no limits to Daddy Dinero’s skill-set. One of a kind with his sound, Daddy Dinero is a modern phenomenon. His alternative hip-hop tracks fused with flawless bars set him apart in today’s music industry. This incredibly versatile rapper/songwriter/music engineer has had his hands in every key role in the creation of every track including mixing and mastering.
Nicknamed “DAD”, Daddy Dinero’s self titled track “DAD” is an absolute banger. A dope and heavy beat drops and immediately demands attention from the listener. Daddy Dinero spits addicting and quirky bars throughout every verse. He’s able to convey his confidence and multi-skill set through his unique tone and style. Daddy Dinero’s rap ability is incomparable! I’m blasting this track on repeat so I don’t miss one word of it. Dinero breaks stereotypical boundaries through his involvement and dedication to his work. He knows what his listeners want to hear and he delivers it every time. “DAD” boasts the confidence of an icon that’s needed in today’s music industry.
I highly recommend you check out “DAD” here and keep scrolling for our exclusive interview with Daddy Dinero below!
Who are your top three musical influences and why?
My top 3 would have to be A$AP Rocky, ScHoolboy Q, and 3 6 Mafia. From the first time I heard “Purple Swag” from Rocky, I was addicted. The vibe of the song, the simple, but creativity within the visual, and the overall swag reminded me of myself and the type of clothing I wore in 2011.
The song “Blessed” by ScHoolboy Q & Kendrick Lamar got me through some of the toughest times of my life. I remember listening to the song numerous times a day to remind myself that regardless of all of the bad going on in my life, I’m blessed. 3 6 Mafia was the first hip hop group I fell in love with. I was introduced to 3 6 by my family in Memphis and Arkansas. I was that Minnesota boy addicted to the southern culture. I remember them playing nothing but 3 6 and Yo Gotti every time they came to visit and showing my older brother and I numerous “Memphis Jookin” videos on YouTube.
Can we expect a new EP in the near future?
I’m currently working on a project called “Tales from the Crib” with inspiration from the HBO Horror Series, “Tales from the Crypt”, a childhood favorite. This project will have no features. I will be sharing stories of both the good and bad that has taken place in my life growing up in North Minneapolis. I’ve seen a lot of crazy shit and have played both sides. Life’s been full of wins and losses. I grew up with both the heroes and the villains. By the end of the project, there will be an understanding to who “Daddy Dinero” is and what molded me into the man I am today.
What would be your dream venue to perform?
Not only would I want to perform there, but someday headline the Rolling Loud Festival. I feel like I belong there and blend in well but stand out with my look and sound.
How does your music now compare to when you first started recording tracks?
I’ve been engineering my own music from the very beginning. The better I became at engineering, the more I started to understand that I could really create the ideas I had in my head. Therefore I became really experimental with my sound while trying out new plugins every day. When I signed to the independent label Rostrum Records under the hip-hop group “FREEWIFI”, I had to learn how to work as a team and become more open minded to trying new things. I began taking different approaches when writing to beats that gave a specific feeling/mood, which forced to became a better writer. I used to take things personal when I was told to rewrite verses, but now looking back at it, it helped out tremendously with my word play and how I write my bars. Now I feel like my overall diverse sound is polished compared to when I first started recording.