On July 29 2001 I was born in my homeland, Puerto Rico as Danyael Cartagena. Growing up I was surrounded by musical influences in my family.
I remember my brother recording himself and passing me the mic to sing for him. It was then that I realized music was something I wanted to pursue but hadn’t made it my main focus until I became 16 years old.
Upon exploring myself and my talents as an artist, ‘Lil Dan’ became my stage name. It derives from the popular trend of Trap artists’ names which is the style of music I connect most with.