When the name Dame Daniels crosses your mind you think of motivation, determination, heart, and "self made". Born Daniel Hernandez, this Salinas California native is a true definition of that. Raised in central coast California, Young Hernandez has been labeled as a "product of his envoirment". Raised around the hardships of gang warfare , drugs , and gang violence this young upstart has seen the trails of "trials and tribulations"throughout his life. Originally a star athlete in his high school varsity wrestling team, Hernandez suffered a career ending injury that sidelined him at the age of 15, Hernandez decided to take up his second hobby, "Music". Due to the encouragement of his music Teacher and his homeboys, Hernandez decided to take the music game on with fullforce. Just three days after his music teacher seen his true talent he found himself performing at a local showcase in king city called "night of the local stars" which he received a large amount of praise due to the fact there was no one else from "king city California who ever took rap music seriously. Hernandez continued to pursue music recording at his highschool recording studio making remixes of super star hit songs which he self distributed through his hometown and through out central coast California. It wasn't until the age of 17, and a senior in highschool he first heard his record "Gots love" on the local radio station (formally 97.9 enfuego) on the radio. This gave Hernandez Faith that he can do this on a major scale.